Biochek IBV Test Kits: your Quality Control for monitoring flocks
Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. The main problem of IBV infection is production loss occurring in infected laying hens, resulting in significant egg drop. The remaining produced eggs can be misshapen and/or discolored, making the eggs unsuitable for any market. BioChek is here to help prevent production loss due to IBV with the use of our ELISA and PCR test kits.
IBV problems sometimes develop in vaccinated birds. Most often, this is because vaccine breaks occur due to poor vaccine handling and/or poor vaccine application. Therefore, it is very important to evaluate the success of your vaccination; particularly with live vaccination against respiratory diseases.
The BioChek IBV test kits will help detect and diagnose vaccine failures through the monitoring of vaccination. The key point for monitoring is to act on results. It’s important to take immediate, appropriate action to prevent any (further) economic losses. If vaccination results prove poor, you can re-evaluate the vaccination procedures and act accordingly. Regular IBV monitoring is a very cost-effective tool. By monitoring vaccination, you can take corrective actions when vaccination has failed and also use it as a Quality Control for future flocks to compare against. In addition, when IBV field challenges occur, monitoring can also help by providing early diagnosis of the disease again limiting production losses.
It’s important to know that IBV infections often occur in combination with other respiratory pathogens (like Avian Rhinotracheitis (ART), Ornithobacterium Rhinotracheale (ORT), Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (MG), and Mycoplasma Synoviae (MS)). Only by looking at the whole picture can you diagnose complicated infections.