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Vaccinating for Newcastle disease
Poultry Industry Calendar of Events
FEB 9-10 – Australian Poultry Science Symposium, VIRTUAL EVENT www.
APR 11-13 – Poultry Information Exchange/Australasian Milling Conference (PIX/AMC), Gold Coast, QLD
JUN 21-23 – European Symposium on the Quality of Poultry Meat and XIX European Symposium on the Quality of Eggs and Egg Products, Krakow, Poland
AUG 8-12 – World Poultry Congress, Paris, France www.wpcparis2020. com
AUG 16-18 – World Poultry Science Association (WPSA) – Cambridge UK
MAY 15-17 – Poultry Information Exchange and Australasian Milling Conference (PIX/AMC) www.pixamc.
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to Newcastle disease for many years, allowing me to gain further knowledge on the subject.
standard operating proce- dures published in the Na- tional Newcastle Disease Management Plan 2020 outline the rules for the vaccination of commercial poultry, as per Table 1. Vaccination programs.
Even though the end of the year is an increasing- ly busy time for poultry farmers, I hope you, your staff and family were able to stop and rest, even if only for a short while.
The purpose for Austral- ia’s compulsory Newcastle disease vaccination strat- egy, which was introduced as a result of the outbreak, is to ensure Australia’s commercial poultry in- dustry is protected from another Newcastle disease outbreak.
This year, Newcastle dis- ease management is un- der review by the World Organisation for Animal Health, known as the OIE, in order to consider obliga- tions going forward.
Recently, a farmer asked if he could stop vaccinat- ing for Newcastle disease because it was costing too much.
Hence, it is compulsory for egg producers to vacci- nate in all states for New- castle disease.
Being asked this ques- tion on more than one occasion and also being involved in discussions about the diseases listed in the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agree- ment last year prompted the first Egg Farmers of Australia article for the year to focus on Newcastle disease.
first identified in 1926 in Java, Indonesia and a year later was identified in Newcastle, England.
largest exotic disease in- cident ever experienced in Australia.
The rules for the egg in- dustry and chicken meat industry differ – given broilers no longer need to be vaccinated for Newcas- tle disease in Queensland, South Australia and West- ern Australia.
With great interest the industry will be keen to understand the outcomes of the review.
Newcastle disease was
At the time, it was the
In 1930 and 1932, Aus- tralia experienced virulent Newcastle disease.
It was fortuitous to have the opportunity to speak with Dr Rod Jenner recent- ly in relation to Newcastle disease.
Egg Farmers of Australia will have its ear to the ground and will provide further updates as they be- come available.
Then in the late 1990s Australia experienced a severe, widespread New- castle disease outbreak.
Rod is a great supporter of our industry and has been involved in discus- sions and work relating
The Newcastle disease vaccination program
May 2021 be a produc- tive and prosperous poul- try year!
Table 1: Vaccination programs – 7 Additional vaccination may be permitted (for example, in day-olds). 8 If there is an inactivated vaccine shortage, a permit for live vaccine use may be issued by the Jurisdiction’s CVO and the parameters as for meat breeders followed, includ- ing titre levels and testing (different requirements for each state). 9 A gap of 4-6 weeks between the last V4 and inactivated ND vaccine is the optimal interval. For example, to be able to vaccinate with inactivated ND vaccine at 10 weeks of age, V4 should have been given no later than 6 weeks of age. 10 Guidance: In case of multi-age rearing of birds, it is recommended to vaccinate closer to 2 weeks. 11 If there is evidence of HI titres lower than 23 prior to administration of inactivated vaccine, additional live V4 should be introduced between 6-8 weeks of age for subsequent flocks. 12 For two of the three available vaccines, this route is currently not a registered product label claim
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