New Therapeutics for Poultry

  • 35 pages

  • Published: 1 Nov 2001

  • Author(s): Lowenthal, John W.

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This publication describes the development of reagents used for the identification and assessment of a new cytokine therapeutic. Results from poultry trials show that treatment with chicken interferon-gamma led to improvements in weight gain and also helped protect birds against coccidiosis infection. As a measure of the successful outcome of this project, it is anticipated that ChIFN-? technology will be implemented in the Australian market in the near future. Evaluation of additional cytokines will provide an extended range of therapeutics.