Subunit vaccine against Infectious bursal disease virus


Outcome of proposed work: A vaccine to control infectious bursal disease in broiler chickens. Fills the need for a safe, cost effective vaccine against infectious bursal disease virus which can be used to vaccinate broilers should exotic IBDV strains enter the country Deliverables of proposed research: A Lactobacillus strain expressing protective IBDV proteins which has been shown to protect SPF birds experimentally challenged with IBDV. The strain would be protected by a patent and interest from prospective commercial partners sought.


Chicken Meat

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Objective Summary

To develop a subunit vaccine against infectious bursal disease virus using a bacterial delivery system based upon Lactobacillus

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Project Start Date

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Project Completion Date

Friday, April 12, 2013

National Priority

Safeguarding Australia

National Priority

Improving competitiveness through a whole of industry approach

National Priority

CME-Improve chicken meat production through the whole supply chain