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New markers of immunological stress and welfare in animals: porcine acute phase proteins in the production of healthy pigs

Objetivo

Acute phase proteins (APP) are blood proteins, which significantly alter during the active stage of infection. Our initial studies during pig production show that Alps identify poor hygiene on farms and predict higher incidence of disease. This project will deliver
I) maximization of the diagnostic value of porcine APP assays
ii) the differentiation of disease by examination of the APP immunokinetics,
iii) quantification of the advantage to sustainable agriculture in Europe of measuring the APP in pig blood during production. These will be achieved by optimising the balance of measured APP, characterizing the APP response to experimental models of economically important infectious disease of pigs and correlating plasma APP to growth, welfare and hygiene in differing production systems.

Convocatoria de propuestas

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Régimen de financiación

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinador

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Dirección
Bearsden Road
G61 1QH Glasgow
United Kingdom

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Participantes (6)

DANISH VETERINARY LABORATORY
Dinamarca
Dirección
Bülowsvej 27
1790 Koebenhavn V

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PIGCHAMP PRO EUROPA SA
España
Dirección
Almira, 28
40001 Segovia

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RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET BONN
Alemania
Dirección
Katzenburgweg 7-9
53115 Bonn

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THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Dinamarca
Dirección
Dyrlaegevej 88
1870 Frederisksberg

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UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
España
Dirección
Universidad De Zaragoza
50009 Zaragoza

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UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
Países Bajos
Dirección
Yalelaan 1
3584 CL Utrecht

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