Researcher: Timothy Johnson, Professor, University of Minnesota
Industry partners / collaborators: Jennie-O-Turkey Store, Drs. Petri Papinaho and Michelle Kromm, V.P. of Res. and Develop., Chief Veterinarian and Dir. of Tech. Services
MTRPC funding amount: $69,000
The goal of this project is to improve genomic tools available to commercial turkey production for Salmonella surveillance. This project is in response to collaborations with industry partners, where specific needs were recognized, including ability to identify when strain shifts are occurring among circulating Salmonella, ability to determine when a strain shift represents a potential increased threat to human health, and a pipeline for rapidly generating and using public and private data for these needs. These needs will be addressed using the following goals:
This pipeline approach to surveillance, risk assessment, and mitigation will be implemented at the MCROC laboratory in Willmar (illustrated below).
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