Development of vaccines against necrotic enteritis in chickens

Lead Applicant: Shayan Sharif

Research Priority: Animal Health & Welfare

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ponsonby General Animal Facility

Research Summary: Necrotic enteritis (NE) is an infectious disease that severely impacts the broiler industry, and while usually treated with antimicrobials, imminent restrictions on antimicrobial use in livestock mean an alternative treatment is urgently needed. This project aims to develop a vaccine to prevent NE, providing the industry with an effective means of preventing outbreaks and subsequently improving animal health and welfare and increasing production.