Passive immunization against Histomonas meleagridis does not protect turkeys from an experimental infection.

@article{Bleyen2009PassiveIA,
  title={Passive immunization against Histomonas meleagridis does not protect turkeys from an experimental infection.},
  author={Nele Bleyen and Ellen Ons and Maarten De Gussem and Bruno Maria Goddeeris},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={71-6}
}
Histomonosis or blackhead is a disease of gallinaceous birds, caused by the protozoan Histomonas meleagridis. As recent regulatory action has removed almost all drugs against this disease from the European market, the development of new prophylactics has become crucial. Identification of the protective immune mechanism would facilitate the choice and development of a vaccination strategy to prevent histomonosis. In this study, turkeys were either actively or passively immunized and were then… CONTINUE READING