News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Merck Animal Health INNOVAX-ND-IBD poultry vaccine against three diseases

Merck-Animal-Health-INNOVAX-ND-IBD-poultry-vaccine-against-three-diseases

Contact Information

Phone: +1.800.521.5767

Location

Merck Animal Health
556 Morris Avenue
5830 AA Boxmeer
Summit NJ 07901
United States

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. 

Back to listings