Efficacy of rHVT-AI vector vaccine in broilers with passive immunity against challenge with two antigenically divergent Egyptian clade 2.2.1 HPAI H5N1 strains.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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In countries where avian influenza has become endemic, early vaccination of layer pullets or broilers with classical inactivated vaccines at the hatchery is no longer an option because of interference with passive immunity indirectly induced by the necessary vaccination of the breeders. On the other hand, injection of thousands of chicks from 7 to 10 days old on farms has been determined to be unreliable and, therefore, poorly efficacious. For these reasons, interest has arisen regarding a newly developed live recombinant vector vaccine based on a turkey herpesvirus (HVT) expressing the H5 …

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