Quality in vaccine application is key, says Ceva
Having received double Innov'Space awards for vaccine application equipment at SPACE in Rennes, France last week, eFeedLink finds out more from Ceva about their recent focus on improving the quality in vaccine application for poultry and swine.
DESVAC DUO, an automatic vaccine sprayer and gel dispenser for day-old chicks, and VaccinomicsTM, a measurement and traceability tool for the vaccination quality of piglets, each won Ceva an Innov'Space award.
"Beyond just having an effective vaccine, farmers, veterinarians and companies are understanding that quality in vaccine application is key, and DESVAC DUO is one of our tools to help them in their vaccination programmes. Similarly, VaccinomicsTM is an application tool which helps ensure that their vaccination has an effective volume and dose. We have received good feedback from our key accounts such as Cooperl who say that VaccinomicsTM helps them to accelerate their piglet vaccination programmes," Nicolas Cadieu, Director of poultry and pigs at Ceva France, told eFeedLink.
Besides DESVAC DUO and VaccinomicsTM, Nicolas Cadieu also shared with eFeedLink other latest health programmes from Ceva. These include the Ceva Lung Program, an iPad/Android application which records and analyses lung scores, in order to optimise vaccination programmes and the Ceva C.H.I.C.K. (Ceva Hatchery Immunisation Control Keys) Program, a complete service package, independently verified by Bureau Veritas, to improve the quality of day-old chicks and in ovo vaccination.
"Ceva France is leading innovation in a new range of projects, such as our investments in autogenous vaccines, developed for individual producers that help in the drive to minimise use of antibiotics," added Nicolas Cadieu.
Speaking on the biggest concerns he sees from customers at SPACE this year, Nicolas Cadieu highlighted three top issues: reduction of antibiotics use; big data management from feed to food; and, maintaining cost stability. In particular, Nicolas Cadieu explained that as farms become more interconnected along the feed to food chain, receiving huge amounts of data from various channels, big data management would increasingly help accelerate innovation and efficiency.