The numbers don’t lie: A statistical insight into injectable vaccines in poultry farming

By Assaf Shafran
VP and General Manager, pHi-Tech
Phibro Animal Health

 

Poultry farming is an essential industry that provides a significant source of food and income for many people worldwide. However, diseases are a major challenge in poultry farming, and outbreaks can have severe economic and health consequences.

To mitigate this risk, poultry farmers use vaccines to protect their flocks against various diseases, including viral and bacterial infections. While there are different types of vaccines available, injectable vaccines and pHi-Tech vaccination systems have been shown to be highly effective in reducing morbidity and mortality rates, as well as improving yields.

In this article, we review the benefits of injectable vaccines in poultry farming.

Reducing morbidity and mortality rates

Morbidity is the occurrence of disease in a population, and reducing it is crucial for the overall health and well-being of poultry flocks. Injectable vaccines are an effective way to protect against various poultry diseases and reduce morbidity rates.

For instance, studies have shown that the use of an injectable vaccine for infectious bursal disease (IBD) in broiler chickens reduced morbidity by up to 73% compared to non-vaccinated birds. Similarly, an injectable vaccine for Newcastle disease virus (NDV) was shown to reduce morbidity by 95% in broilers.

Mortality, or the death rate, is another major challenge in poultry farming. Vaccines can help reduce mortality rates by protecting birds against diseases that can cause death. Injectable vaccines have been shown to be highly effective in reducing mortality rates in poultry.

For example, a study published in the journal Poultry Science found that an injectable vaccine for infectious bronchitis virus reduced mortality by 50% in broiler chickens. Another study published in the journal Avian Diseases reported that an injectable vaccine for NDV reduced mortality by 96% in broilers.

Improving yields

Vaccination of poultry with injectable vaccines can also improve yields, which is essential for the economic sustainability of poultry farming. Healthy birds tend to grow faster and produce more meat and eggs, leading to higher yields.

Studies have shown that vaccinating broiler chickens with an injectable vaccine for IBD resulted in a 2.2% increase in bodyweight and a 3.3% increase in feed-conversion ratio compared to non-vaccinated birds. Similarly, an injectable vaccine for fowl cholera was found to increase egg production in laying hens by 15% in a study published in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research.

The benefits of pHi-Tech

The pHi-Tech vaccination system is a revolutionary technology that provides accurate vaccine administration to every bird, thereby improving the effectiveness of vaccination programs in poultry farming.

One of the key benefits of the pHi-Tech vaccination system is that it provides accurate and precise vaccine administration to every bird. This ensures that all birds receive the appropriate amount of vaccine, reducing the risk of underdosing or overdosing, which can result in reduced vaccine efficacy and an increased risk of disease outbreaks.

Furthermore, the pHi-Tech vaccination system can help minimize stress and discomfort for the birds. This reduces the risk of adverse reactions to the vaccine, which can contribute to morbidity and mortality rates. The system also provides real-time monitoring and feedback, allowing for immediate adjustments and corrections if any issues arise during the vaccination process.

In addition to reducing morbidity and mortality rates, the pHi-Tech vaccination system can also improve productivity for farms. By ensuring that all birds receive the appropriate amount of vaccine, the system can help protect the health and well-being of the flock, allowing them to grow and develop to their full potential. This can result in higher yields of meat or eggs and improved profitability for the farm.

Furthermore, the pHi-Tech vaccination system is designed to be efficient and user-friendly, reducing the time and labor required for vaccination programs. This can result in cost savings for the farm and increased efficiency in overall operations.

Combined benefits

In conclusion, the use of injectable vaccines and pHi-Tech vaccination systems can provide significant benefits to poultry farms. Injectable vaccines can reduce morbidity and mortality rates, as well as improve yields, while pHi-Tech vaccination systems can provide accurate and precise vaccine administration to every bird, minimizing the risk of underdosing or overdosing and improving productivity.

By combining the benefits of both, poultry farmers can ensure the health and well-being of their flocks, leading to improved profitability and sustainability of their operations.

 

 

 

Posted on: February 09, 2024

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Poultry farming is an essential industry that provides a significant source of food and income for many people worldwide. However, diseases are a major challenge in poultry farming, and outbreaks can have severe economic and health consequences.

To mitigate this risk, poultry farmers use vaccines to protect their flocks against various diseases, including viral and bacterial infections. While there are different types of vaccines available, injectable vaccines and pHi-Tech vaccination systems have been shown to be highly effective in reducing morbidity and mortality rates, as well as improving yields.

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