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Vaccination good for disease prevention but not silver bullet

Vaccination is a common practice in farms to protect animals from pathogens, which could lead to disease. Yet despite vaccinating, disease outbreaks still happen....

4 pillars of rearing pullets without antibiotics

Successful pullet rearing without antibiotics is simply attention to detail, management, serology, biosecurity, vaccination, and worming, stated TJ Gaydos of Gaydos Technical Services in...

Pig producers warned not to ignore other diseases

While ASF remains the biggest concern for pig industries in Asia today, pig producers should not ignore other diseases and pathogens endemic in their...

Homologous vaccine gives optimal protection toward vvIBD

Gumboro virus in Indonesia is closely related to the very virulent infectious bursal disease (vvIBD) virus, according to Medion’s surveillance and molecular biology test. Medion...

E coli infections impact profitability

Preventing E coli infections is important to secure profitability as this disease can affect poultry growth and production. According to Virbac India, the infections are...

Factors to determine the right time to vaccinate

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...

Three main purposes of poultry vaccination

Vaccination in the poultry industry has three main purposes, said Jessica Lee, Veterinary Services Manager at Ceva Animal Health Asia. First is to reduce...

Vaccination – getting the most out of it

Producers blame vaccination failure when diseases occur in farms, but often, it is the handling/administration/procedures that are the cause. In this podcast with Meliyana...

Crystal ball gazing – Part 2

The big question that looms as heavy as a laden cloud over us is ‘how will the pandemic play out in our industry?’ in...

Taiwan farms could end classical swine fever shots in June

Taiwan’s successful vaccination against classical swine fever (CSF) will end for ‘sentinel pigs’ at some farms in June 2022. In February 2021, the Council...

Salmonella vaccination in chicks essential

Salmonella vaccination is the first line of defense in both layer and breeder chicks. “A good anti-Salmonella contamination program should start with vaccination in...

Weighing costs and benefits of Salmonella vaccination

The costs of adding Salmonella vaccination for chicks must be weighed in long-term benefits. “Salmonella contamination could happen at any point in products like...

Correct vaccination program key to AI control, eradication

Controlling and eradicating avian influenza (AI) calls for correct vaccination programs. Because of potential economic losses, producers should strengthen their vaccination program. "However, the correct...

Vaccination, biosecurity crucial in Salmonella control

The focus on food safety coupled with intermittent Salmonella outbreaks in the region has prompted poultry producers to vaccinate their chicks, especially layers. Western...

Poor vaccination program adds to PRRS spread in Vietnam

PRRS continues to cause significant losses among pig herds in Vietnam, especially at farms with ineffective vaccination programs, said Nguyen Van Minh, Director of...

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