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Pennsylvania Center for Poultry and Livestock Excellence Research Funding

December 2, 2020

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced that $375,000 is available for projects to enhance biosecurity, diagnostic testing, veterinary telemedicine, and other strategies to prevent, detect, and manage animal diseases and protect the food supply. A total of $250,000 will be allocated for four priorities: Developing innovative methods to manage disease outbreaks in large-scale livestock and poultry operations; Implementing practical biosecurity for commercial and backyard domestic livestock operations; Increasing diagnostic tools available through the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory system to support food-animal production; and Developing training and opportunities for food animal veterinarians to explore the capability of remote telemedicine. In addition, approximately $125,000 will be allocated for projects on the following topics: Study various culturally-based live-animal sale practices to improve disease traceability in custom-butchered animals; Solicit industry input on specific diseases to identify and estimate the economic impact on Pennsylvania food-animal operations; and Establish protocols to mediate, prevent, and eradicate bed bugs on poultry farms.
Proposals must be received by December 2, 2020.


December 2, 2020
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