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Animal health and disease and veterinary immune reagents

This scheme is administered by the NIFA

Co-funding

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Funding total

Funding total of UK projects is £2.39M, of which BBSRC funded £1.91M.

Number of projects funded

Five projects are funded. See press release in related links for further details.

Awarded grants (PDF 199KB)

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Purpose

Resaearch on animal health and disease and veterinary immune reagents.

Key aims

  • Research on emerging diseases and/or diseases of agriculturally relevant animals of high economic consequence in both the US and UK (viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases)
  • Alternatives to current antimicrobials and anthelmintics used to treat disease in agricultural animals in both the US and UK
  • Development of publicly accessible immunological reagents for agriculturally-relevant animal species