Project

Evaluation of a new treatment against "blackhead" disease in turkeys (POULTRY 2)

Acronym
POULTRY 2
Code
F2023/IOF-StarTT/023
Duration
16 October 2023 → 15 October 2024
Funding
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Clinical trials
    • Medicinal chemistry
Keywords
nucleoside analogue veterinary use Histomonas turkey
 
Project description

Histomonosis or blackhead disease represents a high unmet economic burden for the poultry industry (turkey and chicken). It is caused by the protozoan parasite Histomonas meleagradis. In the absence of preventive and therapeutic options for this disease, the goal of this project is to evaluate the safety and behavior of new drug candidates for this unmet need in veterinary medicine.