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Best Practices for Infectious Bronchitis Prevention

The foundation of IB protection: proper diagnosis

Getting the right protection starts with getting the right diagnosis. By using real-time RT-qPCR testing for the spiked proteins in the virus, your Zoetis representative can help confirm which Infectious Bronchitis (IB) serotypes threaten your flock. This science-based approach helps give you the fast, more-accurate information you need to respond quickly and make the smartest choices.

The right parts for optimum prevention

At Zoetis, we work with you to build a customized program for optimum IB prevention. All the parts are here: a complete portfolio of effective Poulvac® vaccines, field-level research and expert on-site service. 

Part 1: Identify IB in the flock
Symptoms include: depressed birds, decreased feed and water intake, respiratory problems, kidney lesions and/or reduced eggshell quality.

Part 2: Confirm the strain(s):
Your Zoetis field expert will provide direction on how to collect tracheal or cloacal samples while overseeing lab-based RT-qPCR testing.

Part 3: Ensure proper administration
We’ll help with the implementation of vaccination programs and we’re ready to monitor field booster administration, helping to ensure effective immunization.

Part 4: Check vaccine efficacy
You’ll get the follow-up service you need to monitor your flock, so you’ll know your program is delivering the protection you need.

Part 5: Monitor existing and emerging strains
Zoetis researchers continually monitor the IB field presence, so we’re ready to develop new vaccines as needed.

Because the IB virus is constantly changing, we’re always planning ahead. It starts with a portfolio of Poulvac® vaccines that gives you comprehensive protection options today. And because we’re ready to develop new vaccines as significant new threats emerge, you can count on Poulvac® vaccines for helping deliver optimum IB protection in the future.

More than IB prevention: A model for the future of your practice.

Your have challenges that go beyond IB: Escherichia coli (E. coli), Marek’s disease, Newcastle disease and Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) all can destroy the health of poultry and your profitability.

The complete portfolio of Poulvac® vaccines, paired with personal service from Zoetis, help protect your business against these challenges in the hatchery and on the farm. Together, we can build the right protection for your flock today and for the long term.