Efficacy and duration of efficacy of an inactivated IHN virus vaccine in Atlantic salmon

P-06-04-009

Description

Objectives:

  1. To determine the efficacy of inactivated IHNV vaccines in Atlantic salmon. The efficacy of two inactivated IHNV vaccines, administered alone and in combination, will be determined and compared to two control groups receiving adjuvant only or saline.
  2. To determine the duration of vaccine efficacy up to 2000 degree days (DD) post-vaccination.
  3. To determine if the inactivated IHNV vaccines stimulate production of IHNV plaque neutralizing antibodies and, if present, the duration of the antibody response.
  4. To determine the compatibility between the formulated IHNV vaccines and the multivalent vaccine Advantigen 5.1TM (Microtek International Inc., Victoria, BC).

Program Name

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP)

Year(s)

2006 - 2008

Ecoregion(s)

Pacific: Vancouver Island West Coast

Principal Investigator(s)

Valerie Funk
Email: ValFunk@telus.net