Gumboro.com is the first peer reviewed website with a specific focus on Infectious Bursal Disease.
Interference of MDA is the crucial problem in determining a successful live IBDV vaccination schedule.
The aim of the site is to provide a platform for peer reviewed disease information, vaccination information and links to other relevant Gumboro topics.
Gumboro Disease or Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) is a chicken disease targeting the Bursa of Fabricius, an important organ in the young chicken's developing immune system. The causative agent, a Birna virus, destroys immature B-lymphocytes in the Bursa of Fabricius resulting in immunosuppression. Very virulent strains of IBDV can result in mortality of up to 40%. Control is best achieved by improved biosecurity and vaccination.
There is no IBD vaccination schedule that can be routinely recommended. Various factors influence the vaccination schedule.
Gumboro control requires a balanced approach including hygienic measures and vaccination.