A newly launched poultry vaccine offers significantly improved protection against Salmonella, according to manufacturers.
Speaking at the launch of Salmovac 440 at the British Pig and Poultry Fair in Warwickshire, Daniel Windhorst, Salmonella vaccine specialist with IDT Biologika, claimed the product gives earlier and stronger immunity that lasts longer than other vaccines.
Multi strain protection
Hysolv Animal Health will be marketing the vaccine in the UK and Ireland.
The live vaccine is given orally through the water supply in a three-dose regime that protects against both Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Enteritidis and Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhimurium.
It also protects against other S Enteritidis strains and the newly-emerging monophasic S Typhimurium strains.
Dr Windhorst said: “Although the UK has one of the lowest percentages of Salmonella in its flocks, almost one-third of cases were of S Typhimurium. The percentage is much higher in most continental countries, so the extra cover provided by this vaccine is important.”