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GUTBRAIN - Validation of faecal indicators of animal welfare in pigs

Starting date: 01/12/2021 End date: 30/11/2023
Programme: Animal Welfare

Financing entities:

(1) confirming previously identified biomarkers in an independent population.
(2) culture and isolation of confirmed microorganisms.
(3) functional, molecular characterization, and registration of these microorganisms.
(4) development of a highly reliable non-invasive protocol to predict welfare levels from stool samples.
(5) confirm the causal role of this microorganism on animal welfare using a germ-free mouse model