Effects of Endophyte-Infected Fescue Seed Based Diets Upon Rabbits Vaccinated Against Ergot Alkaloids

  • N. M. Filipov
  • F. N. Thompson
  • N. S. Hill
  • D. L. Dawe
  • J. A. Stuedemann
  • J. C. Price

Abstract

Rabbits immunized against ergot alkaloids and challenged with an endophyte-infected (E+) seed based diet had greater (P<.05) feed intakes compared to E+ controls, but body weight gains were not increased (Filipov et al., J. Anim.Sci. 1995. 73, Suppl 1: 208). Subsequent experiments were conducted to compare immunogens and adjuvants in order to maximize antibody (Ab) production against ergot alkaloids and to ascertain protection from ingestion of E+ seed.

Keywords

Tall Fescue Ergot Alkaloid Peak Titer Serum Serial Dilution Rabbit Weight 
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References

  1. Filipov, N.M., N.S. Hill, F.N. Thompson, D.L. Dawe, J.A. Stuedemann, and J.A. Price. 1995. Effect of E 10624 vaccination upon rabbits fed diets containing endophyte-infected tall fescue seed. J. Anima. Sci. 73 (Supple. 1): 208.Google Scholar
  2. Hill, N.S., F. N. Thopmson, D.L. Dawe, and J.A. Stuedemann. 1994. Antibody binding of circulating ergot alkaloids in cattle grazing tall fescue. Am. J. Vet. Res. 55: 419–424.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. M. Filipov
    • 1
  • F. N. Thompson
    • 1
  • N. S. Hill
    • 1
  • D. L. Dawe
    • 1
  • J. A. Stuedemann
    • 2
  • J. C. Price
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.ARSUSDAWatkinsvilleUSA

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