The pathogenesis and control of necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens

Principal Investigator

John Prescott, University of Guelph

Year the work was done


Overall objective

  • To develop an oral vaccine to control necrotic enteritis.


  • A prototype vaccine has already been produced that according to preliminary results, can effectively protect immunized birds from NE.


  • If these results are confirmed, the newly developed vaccine may have a significant impact on the poultry industry in Canada and abroad.

This research applies to


This research was supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Poultry Industry Council.