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Dr. Mark Flint received funding award for alligator research

Dr. Mark Flint, Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, was recently awarded $362,708 in research funding to study "Data mining, pen design, stocking density, incubation, ventilation, industry practices and nutrition as key factors in the successful welfare-orientated production of American alligators." 

The award was presented by from Cypress Creek Farms, LLC, one of the largest farm-raised alligator agricultural services in central Florida. All alligators if this facility are raised indoors in a tightly controlled environment and feed a 40% protein diet, and the average alligator on the farm is approximately six and a half feet long and three years of age. It is an HACCP-certified operation that utilizes a hazard analysis and critical control points systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe and designs measures to reduce these risks to a safe level.

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Monday, June 3, 2019 - 11:28am