CamVac: Campylobacter vaccination of poultry

  • Hoorfar, Jeffrey (Project Coordinator)
  • Madsen, Mogens (Project Manager)
  • Bang-Berthelsen, Iben (Project Participant)
  • Christensen, Laurids Siig (Project Participant)
  • Josefsen, Mathilde Hasseldam (Project Participant)
  • Vigre, Håkan (Project Participant)
  • Garcia Clavero, Ana Belén (Project Participant)
  • Saunders, Ingelise (Project Participant)
  • Darsley, Mike (Project Participant)
  • Lund, Mogens (Project Participant)
  • Sandøe, Peter (Project Participant)
  • Wagenaar, Jaap (Project Manager)
  • Joens, Lynn (Project Manager)
  • Cooper, Kerry (Project Participant)
  • Madsen, Anders (Project Participant)
  • Hald, Birthe (Project Participant)
  • Bahrndorff, Simon (Project Participant)
  • Heegaard, Peter M. H. (Project Participant)

Project Details


The main objective of this project is to develop a cost-effective vaccination strategy for the poultry production, hereby reducing the colonization of Campylobacter in both parental and broiler flocks.

Vaccination is one of the few measures that can be applied to reduce the colonization of Campylobacter in free range organic poultry. The project aims to identify a vaccination strategy based on reduction, since risk assessment studies have shown that a 2 log reduction of colonization in poultry can reduce the risk of human infection by 30 times.
Effective start/end date01/03/201031/12/2014


  • Campylobacter
  • vaccination

Research Output

Intestinal colonization of broiler chickens by Campylobacter spp. in an experimental infection study

Bahrndorff, S., Garcia Clavero, A. B., Vigre, H., Nauta, M., Heegaard, P. M. H., Madsen, M., Hoorfar, J. & Hald, B., 2015, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 143, 11, p. 2381-2389 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Low-cost monitoring of campylobacter in poultry houses by air sampling and quantitative PCR.

Søndergaard, M. S. R., Josefsen, M. H., Löfström, C., Christensen, L. S., Wieczorek, K., Osek, J. & Hoorfar, J., 2014, In : Journal of Food Protection. 77, 2, p. 325-330

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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