Field-based vaccination trial testing efficacy of potential cross-protective antigens for the prevention of virulent footrot

Goding, Curtis
Sydney University


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The following is an extract from the application:

The aim of this project is to test 6 different footrot pathogen Dichelobacter nodosus antigens and to determine which antigens, either alone or in combination, have potential for the development of an effective vaccine.

Previous work in this field has demonstrated variable success of different antigen combination vaccines although with questionable consistency. The outcome of this trial will help to further assess their viability and investigate remaining antigenic combinations to discover other promising vaccines.