The Merck Animal Health INNOVAX-ND-IBD is a poultry vaccine made with biotechnology that protects against three highly infectious diseases in poultry: Newcastle Disease (ND), Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) and Marek’s disease (MD).
The vaccine provides protection for ND, IBD and MD simultaneously when given to chickens either in ovo or subcutaneously in the hatchery.
INNOVAX-ND-IBD is a multivalent live vaccine that uses the “dual-construct technology” in a live herpes virus of turkey (HVT). It does not contain live ND or IBD viruses and cannot induce virus spread, revert to virulence or interfere with other live respiratory vaccines.
In addition, there are no post-vaccinal reactions because HVT is safe and nonpathogenic to chickens. Importantly, maternal antibodies do not interfere with INNOVAX-ND-IBD.