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Development of Coccidiosis Vaccine in HVT

Investigators
Jenkins, Mark
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2000
End date
2000
Objective
Test the protective efficacy of immunizing chickens with recombinant fowlpox virus expressing coccidial antigens and (2) evaluate cellular and humoral immune response to recombinant fowlpox virus in an effort to develop safe and practical coccidiosis vaccine.
More information
ARS scientists have identified coccidial genes and gene products that induce immune responses during coccidiosis. The genes encoding these products were cloned into fowlpox virus (FPV) by Nippon-Zeon. These FPV constructs will be administerted to chickens by various routes for immunization purposes. Vaccination success will be evaluated by challenging immunized chickens with coccidial organisms and compare clinical signs with unimmunized controls. BSL-2; Recertified 11/06/01.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project number
1265-32000-073-16T
Accession number
402238
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game