French firm Ceva has announced introduction of two vaccines to tackle two key diseases that cause losses to the poultry industry. Through joint venture with India’s Polchem, the company will sell vaccines through Ceva Polchem, Director of Ceva Polchem, Milind Limaye said. “Gumboro disease and Ranikhet disease result in a mortality rate of 2 per cent each in broilers. Besides the vaccines, we offer drug delivery systems that can inject the whole vaccine (up to 99.9 per cent) into the chick,” he said.
The machine comes as a part of the package will allow poultry staff to deliver vaccines to 1,500 chicks a day. The firm would source these vaccines from its facilities in the US and Hungary. The first set of vaccines from the firm is in the process of gaining final approval from Indian regulators.