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AFRI – FAS Diseases of Agricultural Animals (A1221)
August 10, 2023
One event on February 23, 2024 at 12:00 am
Program Area Priority: Application topics may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:
a. Cellular, molecular, genomic/genetic or whole-animal aspects of animal health and disease, with emphasis on maintaining healthy agricultural animals to ensure a safe and adequate food supply.
b. Maintenance of homeostasis including innate immune responses.
c. Disease prevention and control, including vaccinology; reverse vaccinology; breeding for disease resistance; animal and farm management (including precision animal health management), and diagnostics. NOTE: Diagnostics for transboundary/foreign and emerging/re-emerging diseases should be submitted to the Agricultural Biosecurity program area priority (A1181). For all diagnostic tests, applicants must provide a validation plan.
d. Therapeutic interventions for disease reduction or treatment, including alternatives to antibiotics and minor use animal drugs.
e. Immune Reagents for Agricultural Animals. Development of publicly-accessible, reasonably-priced immunological reagents for Ruminants, Swine, Equine, Aquaculture (major focus on catfish and salmonids) or Poultry. Reagents should be applicable to the study of more than one disease and fill gaps where research is hindered due to a significant lack of critical reagents. Clearly outline how you will connect with stakeholders and partners to determine the U.S. immunology communities’ highest priority needs.