EFFECT OF DIFFERENT SCHEDULES OF VACCINES ON GROWTH AND PERFORMANCE OF BROILERS

Authors

  • U RAUF Veterinary Research Institute, Zarar Shaheed Road, Lahore Cantt, Pakistan
  • SU HAQ Department of Pharmacology, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, Guangdong 51504, China
  • Z ARSHAD Department of Pathology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • M USMAN Department of Poultry Science, UAF Sub Campus Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan
  • M SAJID Riphah College of Veterinary Sciences, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • SF WAHEED Department of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Azad Jammu & Kashmir University of Bhimber-Bhimber AJK-10040
  • T HUSSAIN Institute of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Toba Tek Singh, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • A HUSSAIN Department of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Azad Jammu & Kashmir University of Bhimber-Bhimber AJK-10040
  • S AMEER Animal Science Division, Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology NIAB-C (PIEAS), Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • HAA NAZEER College of Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan
  • A ULLAH Veterinary Research Institute, Zarar Shaheed Road, Lahore Cantt, Pakistan
  • A HASSAN Department of Microbiology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • A SABIR Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore Sub-Campus Jhang, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54112/bcsrj.v2024i1.913

Keywords:

broiler, vaccination, meat quality, health, immunization

Abstract

A vaccination program is a schedule of vaccinations that varies by nation or property. This study set out to assess the productivity and overall health of broiler chickens with different immunization schedules. From a total of 110 Cobb 500 chickens, three treatment groups—each with six duplicates—were chosen at random. For every treatment group, there were different immunization schedules for Newcastle disease, infectious bronchitis, and infectious bursal disease. On the other hand, broilers in Treatment 2 (T2) received vaccinations against ND+IB on days 3 and 7, whereas broilers in Treatment 3 (T3) received vaccinations against ND+IB on days 7 and 21 as well as IBD on day 14. The grill control group in treatment 1 (T1) was vaccinated against ND+IB and IBD on days 7 and 14, respectively. During the 42-day study period, samples and data were gathered to evaluate the animals' development performance, immunological status, carcass characteristics, and meat quality. T1 broilers fared better than T2 and T3 broilers in terms of growth rate, white blood cell count, carcase features, and meat quality.  The results of this study show that immunizing broilers against ND+IB and IBD on days 7 and 14 is the most successful vaccination schedule for broiler production, as demonstrated by the animals' improved health and productivity.

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Published

2024-06-21

How to Cite

RAUF, U., HAQ, S., ARSHAD, Z., USMAN, M., SAJID, M., WAHEED, S., HUSSAIN, T., HUSSAIN, A., AMEER, S., NAZEER, H., ULLAH, A., HASSAN, A., & SABIR, A. (2024). EFFECT OF DIFFERENT SCHEDULES OF VACCINES ON GROWTH AND PERFORMANCE OF BROILERS. Biological and Clinical Sciences Research Journal, 2024(1). https://doi.org/10.54112/bcsrj.v2024i1.913

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