Experimental Vaccine may provide better Salmonella Control

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the U.S. National Poultry Research Center, USDA ARS, in Athens, Ga., in which a researcher completed initial steps toward developing an experimental vaccine that may provide better salmonella control in poultry.

The research was made possible by an endowing Foundation gift from Cal-Maine Foods and is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. A complete report, along with information on other Association research, may be obtained by going to USPOULTRY’s website, www.uspoultry.org. The project summary is as follows.

Project #BRF002: Development and Production of Salmonella Multi-Serotypic and Multi-Subunit Vaccines for Hens

(Dr. Hung-Yueh Yeh, U.S. National Poultry Research Center, USDA ARS, Athens, Ga.)

Dr. Hung-Yueh Yeh, at the U.S. National Poultry Research Center, USDA ARS, in Athens, Ga., recently finalized a research project in which he completed the initial steps toward developing a vaccine to protect poultry against multiple serotypes of salmonella. He identified and purified multiple proteins from salmonella which when combined in a vaccine provided significant protection against salmonella colonization of the intestinal tract of chickens.

Further refinement of this experimental vaccine may provide a valuable food safety tool for the poultry and egg industry.

The research summary can be found on the USPOULTRY website. Information on other Association research may also be obtained by visiting the USPOULTRY website, www.uspoultry.org.