Egg Industry Center

EIC-Funded Research Project Summary

All information listed here may be used for broadcast, digital or print publication for free.

These projects have been funded and are currently in progress. When completed, projects read "available now."

Project Title Lead PI & Affiliation EIC Grant Cycle/Amount Estimated Results Availability
Causes of keel bone abnormalities in laying hens housed in enriched colony systems Dr. Maja Makagon - University of California - Davis (PI affiliated with Purdue University when funding was awarded.) 2013 - $84,380 Available Now
The effects of egg yolk on piglet growth, health, and gut microbial populations Dr. Phillip Miller - University of Nebraska - Lincoln 2014 - $35,000 Available Now
Characterization of the predisposing factors and pathogenesis of FDN in egg layers Dr. Monique Franca - University of Georgia 2014 - $99,964 October 2018
The role of litter beetles, water, rodents and feed in the avian influenza virus transmission Dr. Giambrone - Auburn University 2015 - $38,000 July 2018
Identifying genetic basis for resistance to avian influenza in commercial egg layer chickens Dr. Jack Dekkers - Iowa State University 2015 - $50,000 Available Now
Understanding new Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza viruses affect in the U.S. poultry industry and their persistence Dr. Gallardo - University of California-Davis 2015 - $65,000 July 2018
Evaluation of alternative environmental sample matrices for AIV surveillance and stability in commercial poultry facilities Dr. Gauger - Iowa State University 2015 - $43,168 Available Now
Evaluation of feedstuffs for the presence of avian influenza virus collected from feed mills and poultry farms and their role in spreading AIV Dr. Yuko Sato - Iowa State University 2015 - $45,297 Available Now
Role of terrestrial wild birds, rodents and insects in spreading avian influenza virus to commercial layer operations Dr. Kyoung-Jin Yoon - Iowa State University 2015 - $119,866 Available Now
Develop feasible methods to extract immune-enhancing yolk IgY and produce differentiated and functional yolk products Dr. Tong Wang - Iowa State University 2016 - $62,601 November 2018
Analysis of sequence data of survivors and controls from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreaks Dr. Anna Wolc - Iowa State University 2016 - $28,000 February 2019
Improving the transition between rear and lay environments to improve welfare and productivity of aviary-housed laying hens Dr. Janice Siegford - Michigan State University 2016 - $90,780 October 2019
Cage-Free housing ventilation options to reduce disease spread, improve air quality, and enhance bird welfare Dr. Eileen Fabian - Pennsylvania State University 2016 - $44,166 June 2019
Comparison of gut and lung microbiomes of hens raised in conventional and cage-free houses to determine disease susceptibility Dr. Melha Mellata - Iowa State University 2016 - $59,010 December 2018

© 2018 Egg Industry Center. All rights reserved.   |    View Sitemap

© 2018 Egg Industry Center. All rights reserved.