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Control of Campylobacter infection in broiler flocks through two-steps strategy: nutrition and vaccination

Objective

Campylobacteriosis is the most frequently reported zoonotic illness at the EU in 2011, with 9 million human cases, and a total annual cost of 2.4 billion € per year in the EU27. Poultry meat is the major single source of human infection. Recent studies have shown that European broiler flocks have a high prevalence of Campylobacter colonization with an average of 71%. However, there is still no effective, reliable and practical strategy available to prevent or to reduce Campylobacter colonization in broilers. The objective of the present project is to develop a two-steps strategy in order to fight against Campylobacter in primary poultry production: first step nutritional approach, through the use of a synergic combination of different products such as plant extracts (PE), organic acids (OA), prebiotics (PRE), probiotics (PRO), and feed presentation (FP) through 4 work packages (WPs) in which trials with infected broilers and in experimental and real conditions will be done. In a second step, vaccination approach based on a novel development of a Campylobacter vaccine through the use of reverse vaccinology. The expected results of the project will be a short term strategy through new nutritional strategies based on a synergic combination of feed products and feed presentation and a medium term strategy through a novel vaccine to reduce the prevalence of Campylobacter in broiler flocks.
The consortium is formed by five National poultry producers SME-AGs (PROPOLLO, FIA, CIDEF, NEPLUVI and BTT), two RTD (ANSES, and IMASDE) and three SMEs (MIKROLAB, REDONDO, and CZV).

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/organic acids
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

IMASDE AGROALIMENTARIA SL
Address
Calle Napoles 3
28224 Pozuelo De Alarcon
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 213 353,07
Administrative Contact
Pedro Medel (Dr.)

Participants (9)

ORGANIZACION INTERPROFESIONAL DE LA AVICULTURA DE CARNE DE POLLO DEL REINO DE ESPANA (PROPOLLO)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 161 644,50
Address
Calle Diego De Leon 33
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
ángel Martín (Mr.)
FEDERATION DES INDUSTRIES AVICOLES
France
EU contribution
€ 167 440,10
Address
Rue De Vaugirard 184
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raphaëlle Girerd (Ms)
COMITE INTERPROFESSIONNEL DE LA DINDE ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 174 172,50
Address
Rue De Plaisance 11
35310 Mordelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gilles Le Pottier (Mr.)
VERENIGING VAN DE NEDERLANDSE PLUIMVEEVERWERKENDE INDUSTRIE NEPLUVI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 189 576,90
Address
Kokermolen 11
3994 DG Houten
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Vesseur (Dr.)
BAROMFI TERMEK TANACS A BAROMFI- ES TOJASTERMELOK SZOVETSEGE
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 187 540,44
Address
Pava Utca 8
1094 Budapest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Attila Csorbai (Dr.)
MIKROLAB ES SPF MIKROBIOLOGIAI LABORATORIUM KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 69 954,40
Address
Szabadsag Ut 3
2370 Dabas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miklos Tenk (Dr.)
EXPLOTACIONES AVICOLAS JOSE LUIS REDONDO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 081,60
Address
Carretera Cobeja Km1
45290 Pantoja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caridad Redondo (Mrs)
CZ VETERINARIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 493 223,85
Address
La Relva Torneiros S/n
36400 Porrino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrés Fernández (Mr.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 69 883,84
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martial Mettendorff (Mr.)