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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Better, Faster Vaccinations For Poultry

Egg producers now have access to a new tool developed by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) that helps protect laying flocks from serious diseases like infectious bronchitis, mycoplasmosis and exotic Newcastle disease.  Each year, mycoplasmosis alone costs U.S. producers more that $140 million, partly due to uneven vaccine delivery.

A manufacturer for the CPJ Vaccinator has been found and the device is now being manufactured and sold commercially.  Please check web address: for the complete news release.

There is a publication (A Self-Propelled, Constant-Speed Spray Vaccinator for Commercial Layer Chickens, Avian Disease 49:147-151, 2005) available from the Poultry Research Unit.  Please send requests to: Dr. Scott L. Branton, USDA-ARS Poultry Research Unit, P. O. Box 5367, Mississippi State, MS 39762-5367.


ARS News Articles

Chicken House Attics Can be Tapped to Warm Broilers
Mar 22, 2010
Byproducts of Biofuels Could be Economically Viable for Growers
Apr 10, 2009
ScienceDaily (Feb. 11, 2009) (offsite)
Feb 11, 2009
Soil Scientist Wins Top Honor from USDA Research Agency
Feb 12, 2008
Fortifying Feed with Biodiesel Co-products
Sep 20, 2007
Better, Faster Vaccinations for Poultry
Dec 20, 2005
Fast, Quiet Poultry Vaccination Now Possible
Dec 26, 2002
Orchard Cleanup May Deter Mexican Fruit Flies
Jul 12, 2002
ARS Personnel Earn High USDA Honor Awards
Jul 08, 2002
Agency Scientists Win Top Research Awards
Feb 13, 2002
Device That Reduces Poultry Dust Has Added Benefit
Jan 08, 2002
ARS Scientists Win Top Honors
Jun 04, 2001
Avian Flu Genes to Be Studied
Nov 14, 2000
Research Sheds New Light on Deadly Bacteria
Jun 05, 2000
Salmonella Uses Chemical to Communicate
Jan 27, 2000
In Barns, Measuring Air Movement Is a Breeze With FANS
Jul 15, 1999
Timing of Vaccination Critical To Saving Eggs
Mar 05, 1999
Hot on the Tail of Poultry Killer
Feb 25, 1999
Dress Rehearsal: Researchers Pass "Bird Flu" Test
Dec 10, 1998
Device Protects Chickens From Salmonella at Hatching
Nov 12, 1998
Scientists Seek New Clues on Salmonella
Apr 09, 1998
Scientists Testing New Poultry Vaccine Against "Bird Flu"
Apr 06, 1998
Medium is Well Done for Detecting Harmful Salmonella
Aug 04, 1997
New Clues on Salmonella
Apr 28, 1997
Zoologist Wins Top Research Award
Dec 04, 1996
Last Modified: 2/1/2007