Ceva stresses the need for more INNOVATION in the hatchery to drive growing global demand for poultry meat

Company launches Cevac IBird ® a live, attenuated IB vaccine, to add to its portfolio of 16 new technology vaccines

Nantes, France -  August 26, 2013

The XVIIIth Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) held in Nantes, France welcomed 1,300 delegates from over 80 countries around the world. More than 500 scientific papers on poultry health were presented.

Ceva held its own symposium, attended by close to 500 professionals, and focused on the latest innovations in vaccines and equipment that will drive further efficiency in the hatchery. 

Ceva has 16 new technology vaccines registered in key countries (more than the rest of the industry put together) but innovation means nothing, if this cannot be applied in the field. That’s why the company has also invested in the provision of vaccination and handling equipment (Desvac and Ecat) and expert service programs (C.H.I.C.K program) to ensure that poultry producers benefit from over 60 service managers working in 14 countries.

With the launch of the “Perfect Pair” (Transmune® IBD & Vectormune® ND) in 2012, Ceva made it possible to protect against 2 major diseases, Newcastle and Gumboro with a single, combined dose of vaccines given in the hatchery. With the addition of Cevac IBird®, infectious bronchitis can now also be brought under control from the hatchery. The new vaccine can be applied through an entirely new automated spray cabinet, which will both simplify handling and improve overall.

Ceva recently surveyed 30 top global broiler producers (who between them produce a quarter of the Worlds chicken) to better understand what economic and social pressures they face, in order to determine how best to tailor support and services to meet these needs.
Dr. Sylvain Comte who presented the results said:  “We were surprised at how willing producers were to adopt innovation and make process changes. They told us that they need new tools, specialized support and education for their employees and above all simplification of management practices. These partnerships are vital to us and we will continue do all we can to provide the support necessary to drive further efficiencies in production”.

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