IDT Biologika Salmovac 440 Salmonella vaccine for chickens


IDT Biologika Salmovac 440 Salmonella vaccine for chickens gives earlier, longer and broader immunity. The live vaccine is given orally through the water supply in a three-dose regime that protects against both Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium. It also protects against other Salmonella enteritidis strains and the newly-emerging monophasic Salmonella typhimurium strains. An advantage for farmers is that the vaccine strain is robust and can survive in more hostile conditions. It therefore remains effective where the water delivery system is less than ideal. 

The first dose is administered from Day 1 followed by a second dose at six weeks and a third as early as 11 weeks. Salmovac 440 protects chicks after only six days and remains effective for up to 63 weeks after the third vaccination, providing an extra four weeks of protection. Another benefit to egg producers is that the earlier final vaccination at 11 weeks means that the birds can be moved into the laying house as early as 16 weeks old if required — a significant management advantage on some farms.

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