Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 12, Issue 3&4,2014
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Evaluation a polyvalent vaccine against abscess disease of sheep from pathogenic bacteria isolated from Saudi Arabia


K. B. Alharbi

Recieved Date: 2014-04-24, Accepted Date: 2014-09-18


A locally-prepared polyvalent vaccine (C. pseudotuberculosis and Staphylococcus aureus subsp. anaerobius) against abscess disease of sheep was investigated. Twenty Najdi ewes were divided into 4 groups of 5 animals each. The animals were mixed with 5 rams infected with abscess disease as a source of infection. The results show that 1 ml of the vaccine is protective for 6 months while higher doses were protective for 8 months. The results showed also that the vaccine was safe and vaccination raised antibody titres against the disease as shown by the ELISA results.


Abscess disease, sheep, local vaccine

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2014
Volume: 12
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 182-186

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