Total Control of Coccidiosis in South Africa starts with Smart Vaccination

Poultry

On 24th January 2019, HIPRA held an event entitled “Total Control of Coccidiosis starts with Smart Vaccination” in the Menlyn Boutique Hotel in Pretoria (South Africa).

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HIPRA presented its new vaccine against coccidiosis in breeders and layers (EVALON®), the only one on the market that incorporates an  RFiD chip, together with its Hipraspray® vaccination device and the HIPRAlink® Vaccination management platform.

The event was opened by Hicham Fathi, Regional Technical & Marketing Manager for EMEA & CIS, who introduced the Smart Vaccination concept and the speakers for the day.

Then, Chawki Khadhraoui, Regional Manager Africa & Middle East, emphasized the progress made by HIPRA over recent years, with a special mention of the innovative and technological focus of the company, and Dr. Martina Dardi, Brand Manager of the coccidiosis range, explained the studies and trials carried out experimentally and in the field for the registration of EVALON®.

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One of the most striking aspects was the knowledge of the immunological processes that form part of the protection in the case of coccidiosis and served as a basis for the inclusion -for the first time in EVALON®- of a specific adjuvant that allows the immune response to be modulated towards a cellular type of response.

To close the theoretical part, Dr. Jesús Rubio, Poultry BU Manager, focused on explaining the three pillars that make up the revolutionary concept of SMART VACCINATION, which offers global connectivity of services for the vaccination process: a vaccine that includes an RFiD chip in its label, a ground-breaking device to ensure correct vaccination and finally a software to trace the whole vaccination process. All made at HIPRA.

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The morning ended with a very active round table where all the doubts of the participants could be dispelled. For a closer examination of the SMART VACCINATION concept, after lunch, real demo sessions were held. Dr. Jordi Franquesa (Marketing Technology Coordinator) and Xavier Coromina (MD Technical Service Coordinator) put the HIPRASPRAY® equipment, together with HIPRALINK® Vaccination, into operation.

The launch of EVALON® (the vaccine against coccidiosis in breeders and layers that is unique on the market) together with HIPRACOX® (a vaccine against coccidiosis in broilers that is already marketed in South Africa) and the related services means that today HIPRA is the first company that is able to offer a global solution to the total control of coccidiosis in all segments of poultry production.

With this concept, it strengthens its position as the reference in coccidiosis prevention.