Biosecurity and vaccination key to IBD control

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More than 60 years since it was first identified, Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD), also known as Gumboro Disease, remains among the most economically important diseases in poultry production. Because of its prevalence around the world, eradication may not yet be in the offing. Controlling the disease calls for a strategy to break the ‘Gumboro Cycle’ by preventing the IBD virus from entering a farm. 

In this podcast, Mel Umandal talks about IBD in more detail and discusses how the disease can be prevented and controlled.

Dr Umandal is the Veterinary Services Manager for Layers of Ceva Asia. He is a veterinary medicine graduate from the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, from where he also received his master’s degree in veterinary epidemiology. He has been a poultry practitioner for over 20 years.

Editor, Asian Pork Magazine, Manila, Philippines. Isa wrote a comprehensive report on how vaccinations work or fail, the types and trends in the article, ‘Vaccination essential for disease prevention, but not a silver bullet’.

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