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Field Vaccination Equipment & Supplies
Equipment Innovation for an Evolving Industry
Driven by innovation, Merial’s Vaccination Technologies and Services (VTS) group focuses on creating advanced equipment that meets the vaccination needs of poultry producers today and into the future. We currently have around 11,000 machines and devices installed around the world for successful administration of Merial’s avian vaccines in both the hatchery and the field.
Despite the growing trend toward vaccinating in the hatchery, field vaccination is still an industry standard—and often necessary for many types of diseases that cannot be adequately managed at the hatchery alone. The experts of Merial’s Veterinary Services group develop customized vaccination programs with the right combination of hatchery and field products for each customer’s unique needs.
But as the poultry industry consolidates and farm sizes grow, the challenges of efficiently vaccinating ever-larger commercial flocks under field conditions increases as well. That’s why our VTS R&D team is continually optimizing and improving upon our existing portfolio, adapting equipment for local needs, and exploring cutting-edge technologies for new products that keep up with the industry’s evolution.
Our Field Equipment Range
VTS has developed a complete range of innovative equipment to administer Merial vaccines effectively and efficiently in the field, with options for any operational set-up and features that streamline labor. Availability varies from region to region; following are some highlights from our portfolio.
Water-Based Mass Application
For live vaccines administered by water spray—including our range of innovative NeO effervescent tablets**—VTS offers a diverse portfolio of equipment for different techniques, designed for efficiency, accuracy, and ease of use. Some of our most popular devices include:
- Field Spra-Vac, Solo Vac III, and Layer SprayPac backpack sprayers for convenient, portable operation by a single person
- UlvaVac and PoleVac handheld sprayers for uniform vaccination of housed birds
- SprayCart , a higher-capacity wheeled device for easier coverage of larger areas
Injected Vaccine Administration
Some field vaccines require individual bird dosing by sub-cutaneous or intramuscular injection. To help streamline these potentially laborious processes, VTS offers a line of devices for automated and manual administration, including:
- Innovac machine for easy intramuscular vaccination of hens
- Twin Farm Field Vaccinator for lower-stress, sub-cutaneous delivery of two vaccines through a single needle
- A variety of handheld syringes, both disposable and reusable, with flexible dosing options and ergonomic features
Uncertain what option is best for your business? VTS will help you decide based on your program of vaccines, site set-up, and more. And whatever you choose, our skilled technicians deliver, assemble, and configure machinery, train your staff, and provide ongoing parts-and-service maintenance—so you don’t need to worry about operational issues.
Vaccination Accessories & Supplies
Committed to the success of your entire vaccination program, our VTS team also provides a full selection of accessories and supplies to support vaccination-related tasks, including:
- Manual syringe devices
- Disposable syringes for automated machines and vaccine mixing
- Needles in various gauges and lengths
- Dyes for water, spray, and injection
- Mixing and prep supplies such as thermal baths, ampoule holders and breakers, and more
- Sanitation products such as disinfectants and cleansers
Want to learn more about VTS offerings in your region? Talk to your Merial representative, or contact us.
**Many of Merial’s avian vaccines are only marketed and available in certain countries, sometimes under different trade names. Speak to your Merial representative or contact us to find out what’s available in your region.
Scientific Literature & Other Materials
Want to dig deeper? Browse published research on a range of poultry diseases and products, plus our equipment brochures, website articles, and more.
Product background info, vaccination equipment demos, and customer testimonials—explore all these and others from our video collection.