Factors to determine the right time to vaccinate

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Several factors must be considered when deciding when to vaccinate. Foremost is to determine the disease then consider the vaccines to use, whether live-attenuated or inactivated, or an immune-complex or a vector vaccine, said Jessica Lee, Veterinary Services Manager at Ceva Animal Health Asia. One must also understand the disease challenge. “If young birds are getting the vaccines, we must consider if they interfere with maternally-derived antibodies. With these in mind, we can plan the vaccination program and determine the right time to vaccinate,” she told Asian Agribiz. Listen to/download the podcast here.

Regional Correspondent, Jakarta, Indonesia. Meli covered how automation is revolutionizing the regional poultry industry in the article, ‘When digital poultry technology becomes a necessity’.