Author: K. Stuke (R&D, GALVmed, Kristin.Stuke@galvmed.org), H.L. Erasmus (Research Operations, Clinvet), S. Swanepoel (Animal Health Products, Deltamune) and J. Salt (R&D, GALVmed
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Newcastle Disease and Fowl Pox are viral infections of poultry. Outbreaks can have a tremendous impact on backyard chickens in developing countries where these birds are a significant source of protein. Vaccination of Fowl Pox in chicken is often accomplished by wing web puncture with a double-needle. This study assessed a non-invasive route of administration of a Fowl Pox vaccine via feather follicles in co-administration with a Newcastle Disease vaccine via eye drop. This is important, because in many developing countries para-veterinarians and community animal health workers are not legally allowed to administer parenteral products. Co-administration is beneficial in terms of reducing costs and the number of separate interventions.
Subject Areas: Research and Development