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on March 28, 2022

Could antimicrobial peptides treat APEC in chickens?

Poultry farms currently use antibiotics or vaccines to control the infection.

Researchers at The Ohio State University will investigate whether naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) could work as a novel therapeutic against avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) in chickens.

“We are evaluating the peptides that we identified in field-simulated conditions and doing their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies to assess the safety…

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