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Pyrex Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (PJVMAS)

July 2016 Vol. 1(1), pp.1-6

ISSN: 2985-881X

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Oral Vaccination of Chickens against Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) Using Parboiled Rice as Vaccine Vehicle


J. R. Lawal1, A. G. Balami1, A. M. Bello1, Y. Wakil1, S. Y. Balami2, Y. Audu1, Y. M. Lekko1 and U. I. Ibrahim1

1Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, P M B 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
2Poultry Unit, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, P M B 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author E-mail: rabanajallailudeen@yahoo.com

Accepted 4th July, 2016



Abstract


Chickens were vaccinated against infectious bursal disease (IBD) by feeding them with IBD vaccine applied on parboiled rice at different time intervals (30 min, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours and 4 hours) post reconstitution of the vaccine. There was no significant variation (P>0.05) in the antibody titre between those vaccinated at different time intervals of 1, 2, 3 and 4 hours post reconstitution of the vaccine and those vaccinated through drinking water. The vaccine virus also spread to the in-contact chickens. Thus, IBD vaccine delivered on parboiled rice could provide a practical method of protecting chickens especially village chickens against the disease in Nigeria.

Keywords: Infectious bursal disease, Infectious bursal disease vaccine, Village chickens, parboiled rice.

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