The SmartVac design features a dual needle system, which consists of an outer needle to penetrate the eggshell and an inside needle to dose the vaccine and nutrients. This ensures that each vaccination is administered consistently and safely in the egg’s amniotic fluid. The inner needle does not have a sharp end, which avoids lesions to the embryo and promotes optimum security in the process. SmartVac will enable the poultry industry to apply a wide range of vaccines in-ovo, including Gumboro, Marek, ND and Coccidiosis vaccines. This is optionally performed in combination with nutritional components – for chickens with a healthy gut, favorable microbiota, enhanced immunity and improved field performance.