Measuring Vaccine Application and Field Virus Exposure (WATT Ag Net)

Measuring Vaccine Application and Field Virus Exposure

A new genomic test provides feedback on the uniformity of vector vaccine administration in poultry flocks and another can provide data on the level of field virus challenge on a farm.

Next generation vector vaccines for poultry can be administered in the hatchery and are minimally interfered with by maternal antibodies, are safer to use than live attenuated whole virus vaccines and offer the potential for lifetime immunity for the bird. Dr. Richard Currie, CEO, Rapid Genomics, said that a pair of new diagnostic tests for HVT vector vaccine verification and virus exposure characterization have been developed to help poultry producers manage their vaccine administration programs and provide insight into the level of disease challenge present on their farms.

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