Preventing/curing viral infection in the absence of antivirals
Increase animal welfare by preventing suffering from disease
Protect human health from zoonotic infection
Goals for swine vaccines (6)
Protect against disease & prevent or minimize spread of the agent
Induce sterilizing immunity
Have markers to allow for differentiation b/n infected & vaccinated
Protect at mucosal sites
Be able to deliver to newborns w/o impact of passive immunity
Deliberate exposure to an antigen under conditions where disease will not result
Edward Jenner used cowpox vaccination to protect against smallpox in 1796
Developer of chicken cholera vaccine & rabies vaccine
He did some other important things you may remember that are definitely not named after him because he's a humble gentleman. That would be pasteurization. Oh wait... that is named after him.
Providing the body w/ specific defenses against an antigen
Protection of one individual via transfer of Ab (or B cells or T cells yadda yadda) from another individual
3 Downsides of passive immunization
Usually short-lived (no memory)
Can induce hypersensitivity reactions
Can transfer other infectious agents
Natural passive immunity
Passed from mother to fetus/neonate through placenta or colostrum
Artificial passive immunity
Abs from one individual are given to another
Active immunization is also known as......
Advantages of active immunization (4)
Uses the individual's immune system to generate protection
Memory cells formed
Boosting is possible
Ideal vaccine will...(3)
Induce immunity in most individuals
Give long-lived immunity to all strains/variants
Not be toxic or induce illness at any level
Contains some part or product of microorganisms that can produce an immune response
Examples of subunit vaccines (4)
Recombinant, toxoid, conjugated, or acellular vaccines
Contains whole, nonvirulent microorganisms
Example of whole-agent vaccines
Attenuated or inactivated vaccines
Disadvantages of killed vaccines (4)
Mostly induce antibodies only
since they cannot get into the cytoplasm, it is difficult to induce Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte responses
B/c the organism doesn't multiply, these vaccines require large amounts of antigen
Usually protection is shorter term
Why is protection shorter term in killed vaccines? (2)
What can be done to improve the protection for that amount of time (or extend the amt of time)? (2)
Poor induction of memory B cells
Usually very little IgA put onto mucosal surfaces
Usually include an adjuvant to boost immune response
Advantages of killed vaccines (2)
More stable in storage
Unlikely to cause disease/illness in immunocompromised recipient
Organisms cannot be killed by heat for vaccine b/c...
Heat treatment causes proteins to denature, losing antigenic integrity
Common method of killing organisms for vaccines
Chemical inactivation, but the chemical must be removed prior to vaccination in order to avoid toxicity
Commonly used chemicals include formaldehyde or beta-propriolactone
Inactivated vaccines can be live organisms that...
Are unable to replicate.
Most live vaccines induce what types of responses (2)?
Th1 & Th2 responses.
Viral Vaccines tend to induce a strong _______ response
Live vaccines usually contain...
Why would this be chosen?
Attenuated organism; selected b/c it has limited virulence. Will still cause infection, but not disease
Attenuation is achieved by...
Growing the organism in vitro until it loses virulence.
Or you can do the more time-efficient thing and use rDNA to remove or mutate virulence genes.
Subunit vaccines contain...
Defined proteins from an infectious agent, rather than the whole organism
Includes vaccines including those in which antigen is complexed w/ a carrier protein to increase immunogenicity
Recombinant vector vaccine
Inserting the gene for an antigen into a harmless vector, which is a live organism that does not cause disease. The vector produces the protein, thus vaccinating the recipient
Advantages of live vaccines (5)
Few inoculating doses required
Less chance of hypersensitivity
Induction of interferon
Major disadvantage of subunit or component vaccines
Only stimulate immunity against a single protein, which may not impart full protection. You could choose the wrong antigen to vaccinate against.
Toxoid vaccines can be made by...
Treating toxins w/ chemical inactivators like formalin or denaturing using heat
Example of a toxoid-based vaccine
Vaccination against atrophic rhinitis in pigs
Contains Pasteurella multocida type D dermonecrotoxic toxoid, Bordetella bronchiseptica cell suspension, & Pasteurella multocida cell suspension
Common for making vaccines against what?
Takes something that is not immunogenic & attaches it to something it is. Common for making vaccines against bacteria w/ capsules (polysaccharides)
Raising antibodies against a poor antigen by covalently linking the antigen to a highly immunogenic carrier
Plasmids carry the genetic information for the antigen
Injection into muscle results in temporary production of the encoded protein.
MHC class I presentation, cell-mediated immunity
Advantages of DNA vaccines
Very stable, safe, & inexpensive to produce
Disadvantages of DNA vaccines
Still a subunit vaccine, risk of transgenesis, public distrust b/c omg science is scary.
Made from the microogranisms specific to a farm, usually by a licensed facility. Can be used w/ USDA approval on neighboring farms, takes ~ 6 weeks for bacterial vaccines & 12 weeks for viral
Autogenous vaccines are usually...
Killed whole-organism vaccines
Why are autogenous vaccines important for herd health?
Fill a void when new disease agents emerge for which there are no vaccines, or when antigenic variation occurs that is outside the spectrum of protection afforded by commercially available vaccines
Disadvantage of autogenous vaccines
Takes time b/n detecting infection & availability of the vaccination
DIVA stands for...
Differentiate infected from vaccinated animals
Typically elicit identical immunity as a live vaccine, but have an additional protein not found on the pathogen or are missing a protein not essential to pathogen growth but recognized by the immune system
Ability of a vaccine to work as intended to protect from illness
Probability of increased adverse events that harm the individual or population
Substance that enhances the immunogenicity of an antigen
Adjuvants generally work in 3 ways...
Convert soluble proteins into particulate material
Stimulate cytokine production by APC
Depot effect to maintain Ag half life
Why are most proteins poorly immunogenic by themselves?
They are degraded quickly, so don't have enough time to induce a strong B & T cell response
Many vaccines now include ___ that directly stimulate the APC to improve immunogenicity
Cytokines or TLR-agonists
Benefits of adjuvants
Improved immediate response to antigen(s)
Fewer boosters required
Overcome immunosenescence or immunosuppression
Targeting antigens to APC
Improved response to targets w/ low antigenicity
Adjuvants commonly used in vet med (N/A for this exam, but applicable in life)
Mineral salts, immunostimulatory adjuvants, lipid particles, particulate adjuvants, mucosal adjuvants
Advantage of giving vaccines via injection
Ease of anatomic site access
Disadvantages of giving vaccines by injection (5)
Cost of needles
Artificial route of entry for most pathogens
Typically induce primarily IgG responses
Culturally unacceptable in parts of the world
Animal can be difficult to capture
Most pathogens are encountered at...
Mucosal vaccines improve...
Antigen stability & retention
Advantages of needleless injections for intradermal vaccination
No risk of disease transfer b/n individuals
Better disbursement of antigen
No sharps waste
No risk of needle breakage in carcass
Can be used for any type of vaccine
Disadvantage of needleless injections for intradermal vaccination