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13 LOHMANN TIERZUCHT › MANAGEMENT GUIDE 13 Disease Application Methods Remarks Marek SC– IM Day 1–Hatchery Newcastle * DW– SP– SC– IM Number of vaccinations according to disease pressure Gumboro DW 2 live vaccinations recommended Infectious Bronchitis * DW– SP– SC– IM Number of vaccinations according to disease pressure AE DW– SC–WW Vaccination of PS and Commercials is recommended Mycoplasmosis SP– ED– SC– IM Vaccination before transfer Fowl Pox WW Vaccination before transfer Pasteurellosis SC 2 vaccinations approx. at week 8 and 14 Infectious Coryza SC 2 vaccinations approx. at week 8 and 14 Salmonella DW– SP– IM Vaccination before transfer ILT DW– ED 2 vaccinations between 6–14 weeks EDS SC– IM Vaccination before transfer * An implementation of early live vaccination for Newcastle Disease (ND) and Infectious Bronchitis (IB) is of high value in order to induce local protection in the respiratory system of the chicks (priming effect). The right choice of vaccine is crucial. Never vaccinate very young birds with high-virulence live vaccine. Depending on infectious pressure, birds are vaccinatedwith inactivated vaccine during the rearing and/or prior onset of lay for booster the immunity. Revaccination with live ND and/or IB every 6–8 weeks during production period is beneficial in order to improve the local immunity. A severe vaccination programme especially intramuscular injections may depress the body weight development. VACCINATION Table 3: Example of a Vaccination Programme for Layers DW: Drinking Water SP: Spray ED: Eye Drop WW: Wing Web IM: Intramuscular Injection SC: Subcutaneous Injection

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