Proven vaccines, produced under rigid quality norms of management, from a reputed manufacturer should only be used for vaccination.
The very purpose of the vaccination is to protect flocks against infective agents. Vaccines should be scientifically inoculated/introduced into the flock to stimulate its immune system. To learn and adopt correct schedule and methodology of vaccination consult the local veterinary / technical expert and follow manufacturer’s instructions. It also important to transport vaccines in insulated, cooled and secured packing and should be stored in conditions specified by the manufacturer. All these factors will help to achieve expected immune response.
Guidelines for Water Vaccination
- Remove drinking water prior to vaccination for one hour in hot weather, decide withdrawal time judiciously for other seasons.
- Wash brush or scrub waterers thoroughly to remove all dirt, dropping and slime. Do not use a sanitizer.
- Use only clean, pure water (safe for human consumption) for your poultry. Uncontaminated drinking water is essential to the health of the flock.
- Handle vaccine properly.
- Follow manufacturer’s instructions for vaccine reconstitution and dilution.
- Do not use outdated vaccines – old products may not have adequate potency.
- Use adequate dosage – do not stretch vaccine.
- Burn or disinfect all used and open vaccine containers after each vaccination to prevent accidental spread.
- Prepare vaccine water mixture in a clean container such as a large bucket, then administer to the flock by pouring it into the pre-cleaned water troughs. Do not rely on automatic waterers.