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on April 11, 2018

Pullet coccidiosis vaccination is not a one-time event

For long-lived poultry like layers and breeders, a coccidiosis vaccine provides the most economical form of protection.

Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease that requires continued exposure to the Eimeria vaccine oocysts (a stage in the coccidia life cycle) to establish long-term protection. Dr. Linnea Newman, global poultry technical service director, Merck Animal Health, says the most common misunderstanding when starting a layer pullet coccidiosis vaccination program…

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