Development of BioMArker toolkit for early diagnosis of Gastro-Intestinal dysbiosis in chiCKens (BioMAGICK) Ghent University
The aim of this project is the development of a diagnostic tool for intestinal health in broiler chickens. Specifically, an immunoassay-type test will be developed (ELISA or dipstick)
that uses fecal or intestinal content as substrate, and targets antigens that were identified in previous work, and shown to correlate with villus length, intestinal immune cell
(CD3 positive T-cells) infiltration and/or macroscopical gut appearance ...