Development of Salmonella enteritidis vaccine for layers and breeding hens

Principal Investigator

Martine Boulianne, University of Montreal

Year the work was done


Overall objective

  • To develop a new vaccine against Salmonella enteritidis in laying and breeder hens, and verify post-vaccination immune response and efficacy in challenged chicks.


  • Several candidate proteins have been selected that could be used in the vaccine and the researchers are currently evaluating the immune responses of each.


  • Development of a new vaccine that effectively reduced SE infection in the hen, reduced shedding and protects the chick would have positive food safety implications.

This research applies to

Breeders, Hatcheries, Layers, Processors

This research was supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.