- 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)
- CEB: 172 414,00
- Total: 695 067,00
- Controlvet - Segurança Alimentar, S.A., UTAD, UMinho
Team Members - CEB
Fellowship Members - CEB
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).