publication . Article . 2009

Hen egg yolk antibodies (IgY), production and use for passive immunization against bacterial enteric infections in chicken : a review

Chalghoumi, Raja; Beckers, Yves; Portetelle, Daniel; Thewis, André;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Enteric infections caused by Salmonella remain a major public health burden worldwide. Poultry, particularly chickens, are known to be the main reservoir for this zoonotic pathogen. Therefore, the prevention and monitoring of Salmonella infection during the live phase may greatly reduce the contamination of poultry meat during slaughter and processing. With the ban on sub-therapeutic antibiotic usage in Europe and the increasingly strictness of the European legislation on food hygiene, passive immunization by oral administration of pathogen-specific hen egg yolk antibody (IgY) may be a useful and attractive alternative. This review offers summarized information ...
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free text keywords: Hen egg yolk antibodies, IgY production, Passive immunization, enteric infections, feed additive, Anticorps du jaune d'oeuf, production de l'IgY, immunisation passive, infections entériques, additif alimentaire, : Animal production & animal husbandry [Life sciences], : Productions animales & zootechnie [Sciences du vivant], Life sciences, Animal production & animal husbandry, Sciences du vivant, Productions animales & zootechnie
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