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Tarsicio Villalobos

Tarsicio Villalobos is responsible for the technical marketing of the broiler segment at Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry. From 2004 to 2007, he worked as Technical Services Manager for Embrex, Inc. in the Northern Latin America and Caribbean region. In 2008, with the acquisition of Embrex by Pfizer Inc., he became Senior Manager Technical Services for Latin America before assuming his current position. Prior to joining Pfizer, he worked for 11 years with Coporacion PIPASA, the largest poultry company in Costa Rica, starting as Field Veterinarian for Broiler Breeders and Hatcheries, then Manager of Veterinarian Services, and finally as Assistant Vice President of Production. Tarsicio Villalobos es el responsable de mercadotecnia técnica del segmento de pollo de engorda de Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry.



La importancia de la higiene de la vacunación en la incubadora

La vacunación en la planta incubadora puede brindar beneficios a lo largo de la cadena productiva, pero deben aplicarse buenas normas de higiene.
El mismo ambiente que es ideal para incubar huevos también es óptimo para la incubación de bacterias, virus y hongos patógenos, por lo que la higiene es un factor crítico del éxito de cualquier planta incubadora. La vacunación puede proporcionar una posible vía de entrada de los patógenos al huevo o pollito, por lo que requiere de un control incluso más riguroso de la desinfección, si es que la incubadora va a producir pollitos de óptima calidad para sus clientes.
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The importance of hatchery vaccination hygiene

Vaccination at the hatchery can bring benefits along the production chain, but good hygiene standards must be applied.
The benefits of early, hatchery vaccination in terms of subsequent bird health and quality are well known and have led to a wide adoption of this approach in recent decades. However, the same environment that is ideal for incubating eggs is also optimal for the incubation of pathogenic bacteria, viruses and fungi, so good hygiene is a critical success factor for any hatchery.  
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