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NeO Effervescent Tablets**

Labor: possibly the biggest challenge in poultry production. With flocks today numbering in the thousands or even millions of birds, businesses are always looking for ways to make the work of vaccination simpler. Enter Merial’s NeO vaccines, an innovative technology that replaces traditional freeze-dried vaccine pellets in glass vials with convenient effervescent tablets in blister packs. Our R&D and product teams worked hard to fast-track the launch of this innovation in order to bring quicker, easier vaccine preparation to our customers.**


Merial Innovation with the Same Reliable Quality

NeO vaccine products contain the same antigens as corresponding products in the traditional glass vials—so customers can continue to rely on the same exceptional vaccine quality they’ve come to expect from Merial. Our rigorous manufacturing process varies only after bulk antigen production: the live, attenuated virus vaccine is freeze-dried, then shaped into NeO effervescent tablets.


Why Neo Tablets?


Three words: ease of use. With no vials or syringes, vaccine preparation is much more user-friendly—faster, safer, and more convenient. Simply pop the tablets out of their blister packs and dissolve in water to reconstitute, then proceed with vaccine administration as usual. 
See how NeO helps simplify poultry vaccination:



What’s more, NeO’s unique format means reduced packaging, for a more environmentally friendly solution. NeO cartons are certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), and they result in 1/10 the waste of traditional glass vial packaging. Their lighter weight means significantly less resource usage during production, freight, and distribution, which leads to reduced impact on climate, as demonstrated in an environmental assessment study.***


The NeO Product Range


Merial currently offers three of our top brands of live vaccines in the NeO tablet format in some markets:**

  • AVINEW® NeO, a live attenuated virus of Newcastle disease, VG/GA-AVINEW strain
  • BIORAL H120 NeO, a live attenuated virus of infectious bronchitis, H120 strain
  • GALLIVAC® IB88 NeO, a live attenuated virus of infectious bronchitis, CR88121 strain


 All NeO products are available in 10-tablet blister packs of either 1,000 or 2,000 doses. Once reconstituted, they can be used in the mass application format appropriate to your vaccination program. 


Visit our NeO website for additional product information, environmental study details, videos, and more


And remember, if you have any questions about product availability in your region, specific product indications, or modes of administration, be sure to talk to your Merial representative or contact us.


Your Partner in Vaccination Planning & Administration

Choosing the best combination of vaccines—whether NeO tablets or traditional formats—for a particular poultry business is a little bit art and a lot of science. Our Veterinary Services team brings years of expertise in making vaccine decisions that optimize both health and performance. Let us help you develop a customized vaccination program that allows your flock and your business to reach their full potential.
And when it comes to executing that program, Merial Vaccination Technologies & Services (VTS) is there for you at every step to help ensure successful vaccine transport, storage, handling, and administration.

Learn more about our Services 


**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.
***Environmental claims are based on an environmental assessment conducted by Merial and Quantis comparing NeO packaging to the traditional vaccine format packaging; more details can be found at Merial’s NeO website


To find out exactly which Merial avian products and vaccination equipment options are available in your region, talk to your Merial representative or contact us now.

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