Cow gut study could help tackle disease

Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Source: 
University of Edinburgh

A common, chronic gut disease in ruminants will be the focus of a £1 million study.

The ways in which bacteria cause a deadly gut infection in cows in the UK and worldwide will be the focus of a new study.

Genes in the bacteria that play a role in Johne's disease (JD) will also be determined by the research from the Roslin Institute and Moredun Research Institute.

The £1 million study, funded by the UK Government’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, will inform the design of strategies to control and treat these infections.

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