Use of immunobooster pronutrients in turkeys vaccinated against hemorrhagic enteritis (adenovirus)
Immunobooster pronutrients are active molecules from plant extracts that promote the physiological functioning of the immune system. When these pronutrients are administered with vaccination, they increase its efficacy and, therefore, the protection against specific diseases.
The target of this experiment was to improve the efficacy of the vaccine against hemorrhagic enteritis (adenovirus) in turkey with immunostimulant pronutrients.
Materials and methods
Animals in this trial were male turkeys (B.U.T. 6). Antibody titers were analyzed the day prior, and then 21,63 and 96 days after vaccination against hemorrhagic enteritis.
Batches (268 turkeys/batch):
- Pronutrients: vaccinated animals that receive immunostimulant pronutrients in drinking water (1 ml/l) the 5 days prior and the 5 days after vaccination against hemorrhagic enteritis
- Control: vaccinated animals that do not receive any immunostimulant
Interpretation of results
The batch with pronutrients starts with lower titers than the control but shows a greater increase of these titers after vaccination, which end up higher than the control.
Immunostimulant pronutrients improve vaccination efficacy against necrotic enteritis (adenovirus) in turkeys, which is observed by a greater increase of antibody titers after vaccination, compared to the control.
This means that vaccine animals that receive these pronutrients will be more protected against this disease.
Immunobooster pronutrients are marketed under the name Alquernat Immuplus, by Biovet S.A.