March 21, 2018
Ceva launches innovations to help poultry producers meet performance challenges
The Ceva New Technology Summit, happening on March 20-22, will provide a solid scientific basis that optimal vaccination in the hatchery, paired with new vaccine technologies, can create a change towards sustainable production performance.
Innovation driven by the need for improved performance, antibiotic-free production and stringent welfare practice, is essential to secure success for poultry producers. For this reason, Ceva has invested significantly in services - diagnostic, laboratory, data analysis and personalised on-farm audits to help producers meet challenges that they face in day-to- day activities.
According to the company, this comprehensive and preventative approach to health provides the most advanced solutions, which are built based on sound scientific data and key practical information, all designed to ensure better chick health.
Ceva's new wave of innovation anticipates the introduction of several entirely new vaccines including a double insert vector vaccine against ND and IBD: a new generation of vector vaccines dealing with a major limitation of modern hatchery vaccination, which is the impossibility of using two HVT vector at the same time for the same bird; a range of Coccidiosis vaccines - Immucox®3, Immucox®5 and Immucox® T - for broilers, breeders and turkeys; and a new generation of immune complex vaccines (including Novamune® for layers) for protection of broilers, breeders and layers against IBD, with the presentation of the first representative.
International experts, primarily breeder leaders and large global production companies, will participate in a discussion titled "What is at stake to face ABF & performance challenges?", which provides an opportunity to share the latest information on antibiotic-free production and the development of sustainable performance in poultry production.
Ceva's commitment to responsible antibiotic use dates back 10 years. The company is today a central part of preventative health programmes that focus on protection as well as reduction of infection.
Dr. Sylvain Comte, Ceva's head of poultry, commented: "This innovative approach aims to ensure that poultry farms are healthier and less exposed to bacterial infections, fulfilling the joint needs of consumers and the poultry producers. Ceva will continue to contribute to improve bird health status and help the industry to face the new challenges in antibiotic-free production."