MSD Animal Health has launched a newly designed subcutaneous chick vaccination technology.
The Innoject Pro is an eye and nasal drop vaccination system combined with a dual subcutaneous injection and MSD said it provided increased accuracy of injection and greater stability during the vaccination process, reducing stress to chicks and improving operator safety. It is being shown at the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) which takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, from January 28-30.
MSD said the technology was designed to be used in combination with MSD Animal Health’s Innovax range of vaccines against Newcastle Disease (ND), Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) and Marek’s Disease (MD).
“Innoject Pro was designed to enhance animal wellbeing by helping to ensure that chicks are handled gently, safely and free of stress during the vaccination process,” said Mauro Feltrin, CTO, FM Automazioni Devices Automazioni VX . “Along with gentle handling, the accurate application of vaccine can effectively eliminate the stress of vaccination, and we are proud to partner with MSD Animal Health to bring this innovation to poultry producers.”
Innoject Pro also features a disinfection system that sprays disinfectant on the injection needles between vaccinations, helping to improve biosecurity and reduce contamination.