Researchers Develop Novel Vaccine for Infectious Bronchitis in Poultry

Date of publication : 1/30/2014
Source : U.S. Poultry & Egg Association news release

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Auburn University regarding the development of a novel vaccine for infectious bronchitis. The project is part of the Association's comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. 

A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. A complete report, along with information on other Association research, may be obtained by going to USPOULTRY's website, The project summary is as follows: 


(Dr. Haroldo Toro; Qingzhong Yu; V. van Santen; F.W. van Ginkel; F.J. Hoerr, Auburn University Auburn, Ala.)

Led by Dr. Haroldo Toro, a team of researchers developed a novel method for vaccinating chickens against infectious bronchitis virus (IBV). Because IBV varies widely in its makeup, flocks of chickens often have to be vaccinated with multiple serotypes of IBV vaccines. 

The Auburn team, for the first time, developed technology which induces an immune response against multiple serotypes of IBV without having to use multiple vaccine serotypes. This novel vaccine research has the potential to revolutionize IBV prevention in both the broiler and layer industries. 

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