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Research Project: Analysis of Genetic Factors that Increase Foodborne Pathogen Fitness, Virulence, and Antimicrobial Resistance Transfer, to Identify Interventions against Salmonella and Campylobacter in Food Animals

Location: Food Safety and Enteric Pathogens Research

Title: Evaluating two live-attenuated vaccines against outbreak-associated Salmonella enterica serovar reading in turkeys

item Monson, Melissa
item Trachsel, Julian
item GURUNG, MANOJ - Oak Ridge Institute For Science And Education (ORISE)
item Bearson, Bradley - Brad
item Looft, Torey
item Bearson, Shawn

Submitted to: Conference Research Workers Disease Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/23/2022
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A recent foodborne outbreak of Salmonella enterica serovar Reading revealed the need for effective control of this serovar in turkey production. Vaccinations can reduce Salmonella in poultry, but a better understanding of vaccine efficacy against outbreak-associated S. Reading and the impact on turkeys is needed. This study assessed the ability of two live-attenuated Salmonella vaccines, the commercial AviPro® Megan® Egg vaccine and an internally developed cross-protective BBS 866 DIVA vaccine, to reduce S. Reading colonization in turkeys when given via two vaccination protocols.