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AviPro News Issue 6

AviPro News Issue 6

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Issue six September 2007
DEAR AVIAN PROFESSIONALS,
NEWS
On 1 August, 131 persons gathered in Winslow Maine at the Loh-mann Animal Health International avian vaccine laboratory tocelebrate the firm’s50th anniversary andthe recent expansionof its facilities. Thepurpose of this ex-pansion is to allowcontinued produc-tion of vaccines, pre-viously made at the Vineland New Jerseysite, with spare stor-age capabilities tomeet increasing mar-ket demand.Welcome to another exciting issue of AviPro
®
News. The sixth issue isinaugurated by an article on the grand opening at our American site in Winslow,Maine. Next to the 50th anniversary of the company, the recent expansion ofthe facilities gave reason to celebrate (read more on pages 1 and 2).I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everybody who helpedin organising this successful event. Amongst others the newsletter contains information on our mild Gumborovaccine AviPro
®
 VIBURSA L, a new vaccination control tool, the presentationof two new posters that are available from now on with our customer service as well as a questionand answer session on REO virus with our senior veterinarian Dr Thijs van Dijk.I hope you enjoy reading this issue!Yours sincerely, Anna-Christina Riebau
Product ManagerTechnical Marketing Poultry Vaccines, Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG
CONTENTS
Events/visits
2Lohmann live vaccines in NewZealand3
Wolves on poultry vaccines
3
4th traditional LAH broiler breeder dinner
4
Seminar follows Salmonella scarein Jordan
4
Marketing conference at Golden Harvest
Products
5 Ask us! REO virus5Improvement of vaccination control6Protection of na
i
ve chicks with AviPro
®
 VIBURSAL
 Avian Professionals
7Susanne Parr7Katrina Bragg7Thanakrid Luupanyalerd
 What’s new?
7
New Wild Turkey and Guinea FowlPoster
8
LAH enlarges its range of non-Englishbrochures
8Contemporary art series continued
50THANNIVERSARY AND EXPANSION OFFACILITIES INMAINE
Markus Wesjohann officially opening theexpansion buildings by cutting the red ribbon.
 
50THANNIVERSARY AND EXPANSION OFFACILITIES INMAINE
Three new production laboratories, expanded freeze-drying capa-bility and doubling of bacterial antigen production will boost pro-duction capacity. A new 10,000-square-foot label/package/shipcentre with refrigeration will allow rapid fulfilment of speciallylabelled avian vaccine orders to 45 international sites.The new three-chamber hepa-filtered animal testing house, withmultiple isolators in each chamber plus two large pen-typehouses, have boosted the company’s live bird testing capacity.Guests from North, South and Central America plus Europe attend-ed the event. Speeches, lunch and tours of the new laboratorieshighlighted the celebration.Keynote speakers included Dr TravisCigainero, Head of Health for Pilgrim’sPride Company, the world’s largestbroiler production company, who con-gratulated the company on its “poultryvaccines only” decision and stressedthe importance of reliable and availablevaccines for his firm’s success. And, heindicated that investment in R&D is required to continue to meetthe needs of industry.Mr Doug Metzger, Site Manager for Hyline International, the lead-ing US table egg-layer breeder company, stressed the need forvaccine companies to remain tuned into the practical needs of thecustomer, as LAHI develops new vaccines.Dr Kenneth Eskelund, founder of the USA firm, was in attendanceand honoured at the event. As a pre-event of the grand opening celebration, LAHI held atechnical training session for its sales and technical supportstaff from Germany and the USA. The meeting was opened bytwo guest speakers Dr Charles Hofacre, who gave the group aninsight on immunosuppressive disease and Dr Daral Jackwood,who spoke about molecular identification of IBD.Next to this, several further topics like the field use of AviPro
®
 VIBURSA CE, IBD progeny challenges, the runting-stunting syn-drome and the water stabiliser AviBlue were discussed, support-ed by presentations from Dr Beatriz Cardoso, Dr Mariano Salem,Dr Iván Alvarado and Dr Michael Iburg (all LAH or LAHI TechnicalSupport).Stock and supply of Lohmann’shighly sophisticated products,among them, our live vaccines against
Salmonella Typhimurium
, Gumboro, Ma-rek’s disease and Chicken Anaemia is oneof the roles of Pacificvet. An independentoperator, Pacificvet was established in 1993by Bruce Graham and Kent Deitemeyer,who have since become the market lead-ers in supply of vaccines and veterinaryimmunology products for the poultry in-dustry in New Zealand and through thePacific Islands.The company has been working with someclients in one guise or another for up to 30years. This all happens from a modestbase in Christchurch, with just six otherstaff besides themselves.With the help of veterinarian and generalmanager Julie Wagner, Pacificvet has alsoembarked on an outreach education pro-gramme designed to update the veterinarycommunity and other client groups onprinciples of applied veterinary immunologyand on the contribution of the poultry in-dustry towards food safety, especiallywhere Salmonella control is concerned.Pacificvet's future growth continues to liein prevention, not cure, and the focus stayson primary sector clients and updatingtheir product range with new productsaimed at preventive vet care.
LOHMANN LIVE VACCINES IN NEW ZEALAND
Events/visits
NEWS
page 2 issue six
Dr Travis Cigainero.The Pacificvet team. Attendees of the technical meeting in front of Kennebec Hall.
chicken
 
In order to catch up with Euro-pean Union requirements forSalmonella control, Portuguese poultryproducers have embraced AviPro
®
SAL-MONELLA VAC E and T as part of theirprogrammes. Keeping up with the demand,Lohmann has concluded an agreementtherefore with a new distributor, TLH, anew enterprise which will distribute the AviPro
®
range of poultry vaccines in Portu-gal with the help of two “lobos” (wolves):General Manager Luis Costa (left), whohas been with LAH poultry vaccines forfive years; and newly appointed veteri-narian Luis Piçarra (right), as TechnicalDirector. The “lobos” nickname comes fromthe fact that both are rugby players, havingplayed for the Portuguese national team,known also as the “Wolves”. Costa has re-tired from the sport, and Piçarra is current-lythe vice-captain of the brave squadronwhich, for the first time, represents thecountry at the Rugby World Cup finals(France, September 2007). We will be cheer-ing for them on both endeavours!
Events/visits
24 and 25May, Lohmann Ani-mal Health organised, for the 4thtime, its breeder dinner and clay-pigeonshoot in Shropshire, central England.Matthias Mangels, LAH, opened the tra-ditional dinner with a welcome speechto the highly interested audience, whichrepresented approximately 80% of theUK broiler breeder industry.The dinner was followed, on the next day,by a perfectly organised clay-pigeonshooting competition, which was only dis-turbed by the arrival of our UK agentfor Lohmann vaccines, David Hodson,arousing the crowd as he drove in his vin-tage 1934 Alvis two-seater.For those petrol-heads (“car enthusiasts”)the model is a 12/70 special with a 2.0-litre engine.
Events/visits
WOLVES ON POULTRY VACCINES
NEWS
page 3 issue six
Matthew Ward, Steve Carlyle, David Hodson, Chris Durrant, Joe Lawson, Rob Harrison,Matthias Mangels, Daniel Dring, and Lindsay Broadbent (left to right).
General Manager Luis Costa and veterinarian Luis Piçarra.
4THTRADITIONAL LAH BROILERBREEDER DINNER

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