New Products and Services for the Poultry Industry


Registered Antimicrobial Products with Label Claims for Avian (Bird) Flu Disinfectants

Apr 29, 2015

The list of approved disinfectants with virucidal activity against avian influenza virus is available in the PDF file below.

Note that to compare among available products it is necessary to calculate the cost of solutions as applied. This involves taking into account the cost of the commercially available compound as purchased and applying the dilution factor to determine the cost of what is actually sprayed.

No disinfectant will work effectively on a surface with biological material or soil so that pre-washing with water or a compatible detergent solution followed by rinsing is required before application of the selected disinfectant.”

Download the PDF file


Pacific Vet Group Releases FloraStart ™

Mar 13, 2014

After extensive research Pacific Vet Group has launched FloraStart™ the first probiotic developed for newly-hatched chicks.

The product comprises a blend of Lactobacillus plantarum TY 036 and Enterococcus faecium MMFF 109, two proprietary strains of lactic acid-producing bacteria.  These strains have been developed for their ability to colonize the gastrointestinal tract from the first day of age and have been formulated for ease of administration in hatcheries.

David Benson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PVG stated “broiler producers will see two primarily benefits from the use of this product” He added “broilers receiving FloraStart™ will start faster and will demonstrate improved live weight at seven days”. 

FloraStart™ is formulated for coarse-spray vaccination and optimizes preening activity so that all chicks in a batch are effectively colonized.  The probiotic preparation comprises a pioneer colonizer within the intestinal tract and the cultures proliferate within hours after hatch.


Hygeia Biological Laboratories Launch AE-Pox Vaccine

Dec 13, 2013

Hygeia Biological Laboratories of Woodland, CA have received a USDA license for a freeze-dried multivalent vaccine against AE (epidemic tremor) fowl pox and pigeon pox in a single dose.  The product was developed by Dr. Girish Sarma, VP of Research and Development.  For further information access the company website


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