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Immunomodulatory effect of short-term supplementation with Bacillus toyonensis BCT-7112T and Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 in sheep vaccinated with Clostridium chauvoei
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology  (IF2.046),  Pub Date : 2021-05-20, DOI: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2021.110272
Francisco Denis Souza Santos, Lucas Reichert Maubrigades, Vitória Sequeira Gonçalves, Marcos Roberto Alves Ferreira, Carolina Litchina Brasil, Rodrigo Casquero Cunha, Fabricio Rochedo Conceição, Fábio Pereira Leivas Leite

The bacterium Clostridium chauvoei is the causative agent of blackleg in livestock, and vaccination is the most effective means of prevention. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of short-term supplementation with Bacillus toyonensis and Saccharomyces boulardii on the immune response to a C. chauvoei vaccine in sheep. Sheep were vaccinated subcutaneously on day 0 and received a booster dose on day 21, with 2 mL of a commercial vaccine formulated with inactivated C. chauvoei bacterin adsorbed on aluminum hydroxide. Probiotics were orally administered B. toyonensis (3 × 108 cfu) and S. boulardii (3 × 108 cfu) over five days prior to the first and second doses of the vaccine. Sheep supplemented with B. toyonensis and S. boulardii showed significantly higher specific IgG, IgG1, and IgG2 titers (P<0.05), with approximately 24- and 14-fold increases in total IgG levels, respectively, than the nonsupplemented group. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from the supplemented group had increased mRNA transcription levels of the IFN-γ, IL2, and Bcl6 genes. These results demonstrate an adjuvant effect of short-term supplementation with B. toyonensis and S. boulardii on the immune response against the C. chauvoei vaccine in sheep.