Subunit vaccine against Infectious bursal disease virus


  • Project code: PRJ-000266

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, July 1, 2007

  • Project completion date: Friday, April 12, 2013

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 3-Contributing to efficient and secure chicken production systems


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

Research Organisation


Objective Summary

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