Submitted to: American Veterinary Medical Association Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 4, 2002
Publication Date: July 5, 2003
Citation: DALLOUL, R.A., LILLEHOJ, H.S., DOERR, J.A. DIETARY MODULATION OF HOST PROTECTIVE IMMUNITY AGAINST AVIAN COCCIDIOSIS. AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ABSTRACT. 2003.
Avian coccidiosis is a major parasitic disease of poultry of economic significance. Currently, drugs and live parasite vaccines are two main ways to control coccidiosis. Due to increasing problems with the prolonged drug usage, novel control strategy is needed for effective control of coccidiosis in chickens. Recent evidence that various dietary supplements can influence host immunity against various diseases prompted us to investigate the role of dietary factors on coccidiosis. This presentation will review our latest studies on the role of vitamins and probiotics on host mucosal immune response against coccidia parasites.