Live Eimeria vaccination success in the face of artificial non-uniform vaccine administration in conventionally reared pullets.

This study tested whether 40% cage floor coverage (CFC) with a durable material could improve protection against challenge in these "contact-vaccinated" or successfully vaccinated pullets. The six treatment groups tested were contact-vaccinated (CV), vaccinated (V) or sham-vaccinated (SV) pullets cage-reared on either 0 or 40% CFC. Oocyst output was measured separately for each group for 30 days following vaccine administration. Lesion scores, body weights and total oocyst outputs were measured to quantify protection at 30 days of age against single or mixed Eimeria species challenge infections. Use of 40% CFC to promote low level oocyst cycling impacted the flock in two ways: 1) more uniform flock immunity was achieved in the 40% CFC (CV more similar to V pullets) compared with 0% CFC; and 2) protection was enhanced in the 40% CFC compared with the 0% CFC. The use of CFC is an easily adopted means of improving live Eimeria vaccination of caged pullets. PMID: 26743571 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Avian Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Avian Pathol Source Type: research

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