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.