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IBD Vaccine Shown to Break Through Maternal Antibodies

12 April 2016, at 12:00am

US - A live infectious burial disease (IBD) vaccine based on the V877 strain can override maternally derived antibodies (MDA), doesn’t revert to virulence and has limited interactions with other live vaccines, indicate a series of studies.

"These studies show that the IBD V877 virus is a vaccine that is still highly efficacious in chickens with high MDA titers,” reported Harm Geerligs, PhD, one of the investigators in the Zoetis study. “The studies further show that the vaccine has a satisfactory safety profile.”

Click here to read the full article on Zoetis' Poultry Health Today website.