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7.1.1 Why is Enterisol® Ileitis given orally?

The basis of the body’s resistance to Ileitis is the local immunity in the intestine, which is the product of cell-mediated immunity and local defense via antibodies, especially IgA. According to current knowledge, serum antibodies (IgG) do not give any protection. It has been demon­strated in studies that oral vaccination produces cell-mediated immunity as well as local production of IgA in the intestine (Murtaugh 2004; Hyland et al. 2004). In contrast, intramuscular administration did not lead to protection.

Therefore, a vaccine against Lawsonia intracellularis needs to be administered orally!

Picture 7.1c
Oral intake of the vaccine via the trough allows stress-free and labour-saving vaccination.


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