News

Egg vaccination pilot launched in the Netherlands

Published Feb 1, 2024

Tridge summary

The Netherlands has initiated a pilot program to test two bird flu vaccines at two egg-laying companies. The eggs produced during the trial will be destroyed due to the vaccines not being authorized and concerns from third countries. The first trial will run until December 2025, with initial results expected in March 2024. If successful, the program will expand to several poultry farms in mid-2024. The goal is to understand the practical implementation of vaccination, surveillance, and its trade impact. However, the trade of eggs and poultry meat from vaccinated animals still requires regulation within the EU and third countries.
Disclaimer: The above summary was generated by Tridge's proprietary AI model for informational purposes.

Original content

Last September, the first pilot with two vaccines started at two laying companies. The eggs laid are destroyed because the vaccines have not yet been authorized and because not all concerns and objections from third countries have been resolved. The meat from the laid-out hens will also not come to the market. The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality will bear the costs. The first field trial will last until December 2025. The first results are expected in March 2024. If the field trial shows that the vaccine is also safe and effective under practical conditions, a pilot will start at several poultry farms in mid-2024. The vaccines must then be authorized in the EU. Progress report Step-by-step plan for bird flu vaccination According to the progress report Step-by-step plan for bird flu vaccination from the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, laying companies were chosen for the second pilot because the Netherlands has a significant laying sector and ...
Source: Boerderij
By clicking “Accept Cookies,” I agree to provide cookies for statistical and personalized preference purposes. To learn more about our cookies, please read our Privacy Policy.