SUSPHAGE

Project Title
Development of a phage-based product to control Escherichia coli associated post-weaning diarrhoea in piglets
Project Type
Nacional / Public
Funding Body
Funding Program
I&DT Empresarial (Copromoção) (Aviso 03/SI/2017)
Reference
POCI-01-0247-FEDER-033679
Funding
  • CEB: 172 414,00
  • Total: 695 067,00
Start
17-09-2018
End
16-09-2021
Partnership
Controlvet - Segurança Alimentar, S.A., UTAD, UMinho

Principal Investigator

Team Members - CEB

Fellowship Members - CEB

Abstract

This project will develop two novel formulations for the control of piglet diarrhea and disinfection of the facilities from ETEC, to be used combined: a bacteriophage-derived product to spray the facilities where piglets are housed during this critical period (weaning and post-weaning) and suspensions of microcapsules comprising endolysins and organic acids to be administered orally to the piglets. The project will be developed by ALS-CONTROLVET, in collaboration with research centres from the Universities of Minho (CEB) and Vila Real (CECAV-UTAD).