Ceva has combined two of its poultry vaccines into a single dose that will protect against Newcastle, Gumboro and Marek’s disease.

The company's Gumboro vaccine, Transmune IBD, and its Newcastle Disease vector vaccine, Vectormune ND (which also protects against Marek's Disease), can be mixed in diluent with a blue vaccine tracer and administered in the hatchery, either in ovo or subcutaneously at one day old, according to Ceva. "Vaccinating chicks against Gumboro and Newcastle disease has always been difficult for broiler producers because of the uncertainty around what day to administer," said Ceva.


The two vaccines used to come in packages in different sizes, but the company has standardized the packaging for ease of use. Transmune IBD and Vectormune ND are now available in uniform 1,000-, 2,000- and 4,000-dose vials.