Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Poultry Science (MS)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
cellulitis, clostridial dermatitis, Clostridium septicum
The objective of this thesis was to optimize the hemolytic activity of two isolates of Clostridium septicum to evaluate if hemolytic titer of C. septicum antigen at time of formalin inactivation corresponded to increased serum antibody titer to the C. septicum alpha-toxin of turkeys immunized with an experimental formalin inactivated bacterin-toxoid vaccine. Chapter 1 provides a brief overview of the thesis. Chapter 2 consists of a literature review focused on clostridial dermatitis, specifically C. septicum-associated dermatitis (cellulitis) that affects commercial turkeys. Chapter 3 outlines our attempts to optimize an experimental autogenous bacterin-toxoid vaccine as a potential strategy to mitigate clostridial dermatitis in commercial turkey flocks.
Forga, A. (2022). Optimization of Clostridium septicum Antigen Production and Evaluation of Vaccine Administration Parameters for a Candidate Bacterin-Toxoid to Prevent Dermatitis in Commercial Turkeys. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4734