Last 1st of December, HIPRA launched its new live attenuated coccidiosis vaccine for breeders and layers EVALON®, with its solvent HIPRAMUNE®T, in several Latin American countries: Perú, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.
HIPRA launches EVALON® in Andean Community
The launch was held in Cusco (Perú) at the hotel Marriot, El Convento. The event was opened by Carles Fàbrega (America Zone Director) who introduced HIPRA and the speakers to all participants.
The first speaker was Dr. Rafael Falcón (Broiler Breeders and Layers Poultry Consultant) who focused his talk on the impact of coccidiosis in Broiler Breeders.
Then, Martina Dardi, Corporate Group Product Manager for Coccidiosis vaccines at HIPRA emphasized the reason for the composition and the importance of a solvent which contains an adjuvant that is able to boost the cellular immune response: HIPRAMUNE®T. In fact EVALON®’s solvent contains a light purple colorant – to stimulate preening following coarse spray application, a vanillin flavouring that promotes this preening behaviour – especially in poor light – and an adjuvant –for the first time in a live vaccine – that boosts the cellular immune response by activating the production of Interferon-ϒ and IL-2 and ensuring lasting protection (up to 60 weeks after vaccination).
To close the session, Jesus Rubio (Poultry Business Unit Manager) and Jordi Franquesa (Marketing Technologist) discussed another major topic: the importance of a good vaccination technique as a starting point for the correct onset of coccidiosis immunity. Finally, the audience was also introduced to the concept of traceability provided by Hipraspray® - a dedicated spray device for EVALON® coarse spray administration - and HIPRALINK® - software developed by HIPRA to provide traceability services in the vaccination processes. With HIPRALINK® the work of the hatchery is perfectly documented and the field technician receives real-time information about the vaccination process.
The event finished with a dinner and social activity organized by HIPRA for all participants in order to enjoy together Peruvian traditions and specialties.
With the Latin American EVALON® launch, HIPRA is strengthening its commitment to coccidiosis prevention and demonstrating its support for professionals in the Latin American poultry industry.
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