10,000 dose IBD vaccine for poultry

25-05-2010 | | |

AviPro IBD Xtreme – Lohmann Animal Health’s vaccine against infectious bursal disease in poultry – is now available in 10,000 dose vials in the UK.

This will save a considerable volume of storage space in the fridge and make vaccination quicker and easier, says the company.

“This vaccine dissolves readily when reconstituted in water.  Opening fewer vials makes the whole job more efficient,” commented Adam Goddard, Lohmann’s regional sales consultant in the UK. “Many integrators and independent broiler producers have individual houses holding 40,000 birds and farms with 300,000-400,000 birds. When vaccinating, this will mean using only 40 rather than 80 vials, compared with 5,000-dose vials, which is the largest size currently available.”

Lohmann is believed to be the first company to offer this choice, in addition to 2,500 and 5,000-dose vials.
AviProIBD Xtreme is a live vaccine and is normally applied via the drinking water. Classified as an intermediate plus strain it is highly effective against the vvIBDV (very virulent IBD virus).

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist