Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Lawal JR

PMB 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State

  • Research Article
    Efficacy of Feed Coated Newcastle Disease I2 Vaccine in Village Chickens in Gombe State, Nigeria
    Author(s): Lawal JR, El-Yuguda AD and Ibrahim UILawal JR, El-Yuguda AD and Ibrahim UI

    A study of response of village chickens to vaccination with ND I2 vaccine coated on maize grit as vaccine carrier was carried out in some selected LGAs of Gombe State, using haemagglutination inhibition (HI) test. Vaccination efficacy of maize grit coated with Newcastles Disease I2 vaccine has been compared between adult and young, village chickens. The study showed that 94.3% of the vaccinated village chickens (adults and chicks) seroconverted with protective levels of antibodies against ND virus. Those vaccinated with the maize grit coated vaccine exhibited antibody titres of between 1:16 to 1:8192 with GMT values of 109 to 245. There was a significant difference (P<0.05) in the response of the vaccinated adult village chickens as compared to the younger birds (chicks). It is concluded from the study that maize grit is a very suitable vaccine carrier .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000349

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