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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-TP | Phase: KBBE.2013.1.3-03 | Award Amount: 12.00M | Year: 2013

Production diseases compromise health and welfare, generating inefficiencies which impact adversely on profitability, environmental footprint, antibiotic use and product quality. The PROHEALTH project will develop understanding of the multi-factorial dimension of animal pa-thologies linked to the intensification of production and use this to develop, evaluate and disseminate ef-fective control strategies to reduce impact. It will address production diseases of pigs and poultry raised in a wide range of EU intensive systems, using both epidemiological and experimental approaches to consider the extent of, and the risk factors associated with diseases, the influence of genotype and its modification by early life experience, and the dynamic influences of the environment on disease. The mechanisms underlying differences in disease susceptibility will be explored at different levels. Improvement strategies for diseases including neo-natal mortality, gut and respiratory disorders, leg and metabolic disorders will be evaluated in farm scale tests, and data from diverse systems used to model whole-chain socioeconomic implications of disease states and their alleviation. The consortium has expertise in veterinary science and epidemiology, physiology and immunology, ge-netics, nutrition, socioeconomics, welfare and production science of pigs and poultry. The 10 academic, 1 association 4 industry and 7 SME partners cover the full European geographic range to derive meaningful epidemiological data and test interventions across diverse production circumstances. Dissemination activities will encompass all stakeholders in the food chain and establish new e-learning tools. PROHEALTH will deliver novel diagnostics for the propensity to develop production diseases and their occurrence, and multifactorial improvement strategies that can be applied to produce better quality products in a welfare friendly manner and improve competitiveness and sustainability of EU pig & poultry systems


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: KBBE-2007-1-1-04 | Award Amount: 8.18M | Year: 2009

QUANTOMICS will deliver a step-change in the availability of cutting edge technologies and tools for the economic exploitation of livestock genomes. We will provide the tools to identify rapidly the causative DNA variation underpinning sustainability in livestock and for industry to exploit high-density genomic information. Our adaptable quantitative and genomic tools each based on cutting-edge technologies and valuable in itself, will together form a powerful integrated pipeline with wide application. To deliver these outcomes we will; i) use comparative genomics to annotate putatively functional features of the genomes of the EUs key farmed animal livestock species; ii) enhance existing molecular genetic tools (to include copy number variation, CNV); iii) deliver computationally optimised tools for genome-wide selection (GWS) to include CNV; iv) apply these tools to important health and welfare traits in commercial populations of dairy cattle and broiler chickens, determining the benefits and constraints; v) use hyper-parallel resequencing of DNA within identified genomic features underlying loci of large effect in significant numbers of animals to catalogue variation; vi) develop new visualisation tools to make this variation publicly available via the Ensembl genome-browser; vii) develop tools to prioritise the likely functionality of identified polymorphisms; viii) validate the utility of the putative causative haplotypes within commercial populations; ix) test the potential advances from combined GWS and gene assisted selection in breeding programmes; x) explore new methods to manage molecular biodiversity; xi) assess the implications of these new tools for breeding programme design, and xii) disseminate results of the project achieving major competitive, animal health and welfare impacts across the EU livestock industry and ultimately consumers. QUANTOMICS will have wide application in all farmed species and leave a legacy of resources for future research.


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Aviagen Ltd | Date: 2016-02-02

Live poultry, live game, live chickens, turkeys and chicks; live poultry, chickens and turkeys for breeding and growing; live hatching eggs; animal feed.


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Aviagen Ltd | Date: 2015-11-03

Live poultry; live game; live chickens, turkeys and chicks; chickens and turkeys for breeding and growing; fertilized eggs for hatching; animal feed.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 524.85K | Year: 2015

This project is a collaborative partnership between Aviagen, the world’s leading broiler breeding company and The Roslin Institute, the world’s leading research centre in the application of genomics and quantitative genetics for livestock species. Our goal is to advance the sustainable intensification of broiler production for the benefit of the UK and global supply chain. We propose to develop a new, highly innovative, platform technology to accelerate the rate of genetic improvement we can achieve in our nucleus populations. With the support of the Agri-Tech Catalyst, we will collect sequence and genotype data on a huge number of individuals and we will analyse this unique repository to increase the precision of our breeding and obtain better biological insight on the mechanisms governing the phenotypic expression of traits in our holistic breeding goal that are of economic, environmental and societal importance. Our objective is to establish the feasibility of this UK innovation.


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Aviagen Ltd | Date: 2015-08-10

live poultry; live game; live chickens, turkeys and chicks; chickens and turkeys for breeding and growing; fertilized eggs for hatching.


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Aviagen Ltd | Date: 2015-08-25

live poultry; live game; live chickens, turkeys and chicks; chickens and turkeys for breeding and growing; fertilized eggs for hatching.


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AVIAGEN Ltd | Date: 2015-11-12

Live animals; live poultry; live turkeys and chicks; live hatching eggs; live poultry for breeding and growing; animal feed.


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AVIAGEN Ltd | Date: 2016-06-30

Live poultry, live game, live chickens, turkeys and chicks; live poultry, chickens and turkeys for breeding and growing; live hatching eggs.


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Aviagen Ltd | Date: 2016-10-17

Live poultry, live game, live chickens, turkeys and chicks; live poultry, chickens and turkeys for breeding and growing; live hatching eggs.

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