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Project To Reduce Cattle E. Coli

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Genome Alberta, the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency and the University of Lethbridge have announced the first of nine projects approved for a total of $4.5 million in funding under Genome Alberta’s Alberta Livestock Genomics Program’ (ALGP).

The $470,000 will be used to research methods to reduce the shedding of E. coli 0157: H7, a micro-organism carried in cattle which can result in human disease.

The project is co-led by University of Lethbridge researcher Dr. Brent Selinger and Dr. Tim McAllister of Agriculture &Agri-Food Canada’s Lethbridge Research Centre. Also represented in the project team are Identi- GEN Canada Ltd. and University College Cork in Ireland.

ALMA and Genome Canada said that eight more research projects under the ALGP program will be announced over the next few weeks.

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