Current Research Projects

Currently Dr. Macklin’s lab research involves determining the effect of various feed additives (pre- and probiotics, competitive exclusion, feed ingredients and pharmaceutical) on foodborne bacteria (Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp, Clostridium perfringens) and pathogens (Clostridium spp, Escherichia coli, Eimeria spp) in poultry. He is also interested in management practices that will reduce both poultry and food pathogens in poultry houses. A reduction of pathogens in the poultry house should increase bird live performance as well as reduce the incidence of these pathogens entering the human food chain.