Submitted to: Annual New England Animal Biotechnology Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 20, 1995
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Vaccines have become established as the cornerstone of disease control programs in poultry. Effective immunizing products are available for most of the important poultry diseases, and are largely responsible for the remarkable reduction in disease loss during the past 40 years. In conclusion, biotechnology offers a number of new strategies for improved vaccines and disease control in poultry. However, it has been difficult thus far to develop products that compete well with conventional products. Novel vaccines will almost certainly play an important future role but it now seems that this will take far longer than originally anticipated.