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Effect of Levamisole as an Immunomodulator in Cockerels Vaccinated with Newcastle Disease Vaccine

M.E. Sanda1*, B.M. Anene2 and A. Owoade3
1Department of Animal Production, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria 2Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria 3Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Abstract :

The efficacy of Levamisole Hydrochloride-a standard immunomodulator was tested in cockerel chicks. Forty day old chicks were allocated into two groups A and B. Group A received Levamisole at the recommended dosage of 10.05mg/20 birds for 3 days prior to the NDV vaccinations (B1, LaSota and
Komarov). Group B received all the afore mentioned vaccinations but was not treated with Levamisole. Sera samples were analyzed by Heamagglutination Inhibition (HI) tests. The data obtained were analyzed
statistically using paired t-test. High antibody titers against NDV were observed in both groups. There was
no significant immunostimulation by Levamisole in this study.

Keywords :
Newcastle disease, levamisole, vaccination, immunomodulators

Date Deposited : 13 Jul 2011 10:42

Last Modified : 13 Jul 2011 10:42

Official URL: http://www.pjbs.org/ijps/ijps.htm

Volume 7, Number 11, - 2008 , ISSN 1682-8356

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