The SPF Chicken flock is a result of an extensive research by SPAFAS Inc. USA. Venky’s (India) Limited periodically imports SPF hatching eggs from SPAFAS for the production of parent flocks.
These eggs are incubated in a totally controlled sterile environment until hatching. From day one, the chicken flocks used for production of SPF eggs are reared under totally controlled sterile ambience at the SPF farm situated in a pollution free environment of isolated Panshet Valley near Pune.
The facility is a high-tech infrastructure maintained under filtered air positive pressure (FAPP). The birds are fed with feed and water that is suitably treated to avoid introduction of any undesirable microorganisms.
The health of the SPF flocks is continuously monitored using a battery of Avian Antigens, Antisera and Serological tests such as Fluorescent Antibody Test (FAT), Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), Serum Neutralization Test, Haemagglutination Inhibition Tests and Microneutralization Test, etc.
SPF status and fertility characteristics of the flocks are preserved by employing special techniques of handling and taking extra measures to assure biosecurity.