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Project facts

Project manager

Researcher, PhD, associate state veterinarian

Main applicant

SVA

Financier

Swedish Board of Agriculture

Start/end

2019 - 2019

Field of research

Fjäderfä

Project members

Eva Wattrang

Robert Söderlund

Désirée Jansson

Effective vaccination of layers - a prerequisite for a sustainable egg production and animal welfare in flocks with outdoor access

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Effective vaccination of layers - a prerequisite for a sustainable egg production and animal welfare in flocks with outdoor access
Erysipelas is an infectious disease causing acute disease outbreaks with high mortality and egg production losses in commercial laying hen flocks. For animal welfare reasonss, affected flocks are usually euthanised in advance. Knowledge on how to prevent the disease is therefore of utmost importance.
The aims of the project are:
- to better understand the immunological mechanisms in laying hens vaccinated against erysipelas, how the immunity varies between individuals and flocks and for how long immunity remains.
- based on the results and new knowledge produced, produce recommendations on erysipelas vaccination in laying hen flocks.
Last updated : 2020-02-14