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Vaccination Strategy of Live-Attenuated Eimeria Sp Exhibits Earliest Protection Against Intestinal Coccidiosis for Sustainable Rabbit Husbandry

P H Hamid1,2*, W S Nugroho2, S Prastowo1 and R Widayanti2

1Department of Animal Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia

2Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Since yet no commercial vaccine available, control of rabbit coccidiosis are mainly used chemical coccidiostat as drug or as substances in feed. However, this strategy induces resistance and antibiotic contamination. Coccidiosis becomes a continuous threat to rabbit husbandry since no maternal immunity is obtained. We performed pressure selection to attenuate Eimeria coecola and E. magna for fattening rabbit immunization. Our trial showed 90% protection against coccidial infection by single-dose vaccination in 28-35 days old kits. The combination of two different species of Eimerias provides wider protection to coccidiosis since coccidia’s immunity provided specifically to each species. Vaccination strategy obviously provides the earliest preventive protection to rabbit kits.

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