Therapeutic use of cathelicidins in bovine digital dermatitis

Organization: University of Calgary
Applicant:
Dr. Edouardo Cobo
Objective
: Characterize anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of cathelicidins, which are small peptides naturally secreted by the foot skin. This innovation aims to reduce losses due to lameness, while concurrently reducing antibiotic use and promoting animal wellbeing.
ALMA Commitment
: $150,000

Fiscal Year: 2015-16