Disease control in avian species by embryonal vaccination
Patent 4458630 Issued on July 10, 1984. Estimated Expiration Date: June 22, 2002. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
Avian diseases, particularly those which threaten birds early in life, are controlled by embryonal vaccination during the final quarter of incubation. The site of inoculation may be either into the amnion, to include the amniotic fluid and the embryo itself, or else into the yolk sac. Protection afforded to chicks inoculated prehatch is four times or more than that of chicks inoculated post-hatch.
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