Hatchery Vaccination Services

Hatchery Vaccination Services

C.H.I.C.K Program receives the 1st independently audited quality recognition

For the first time, an AH company services program receives internationally recognized quality approval from Bureau Veritas.


Ensuring correct application and replication of Ceva Vaccines

The best vaccines can only work if they are administered properly, inside the bird or the egg, in the right place, at the right dose and in a clean environment.To achieve this goal, fully trained teams of vaccination specialists are available around the world responsible to maintain our equipment, train vaccination techniques to staff and to monitor results during routine service visits.

Evolution on vaccine technology, especially for Gumboro disease protection, has given rise to a trend of more and more frequent vaccinations done at hatcheries to take advantage of a highly accurate vaccination process reducing field drinking water vaccination and possible limitations when vaccinating on the farm. Controlling and mastering hatchery vaccination is more achievable than dealing with hundreds of farms. However, it does not mean it is an easy task and the consequences of any mistake during the process might have a high impact on the production.  

Transmune ® an immune complex vaccine for Gumboro control should be injected to birds subcutaneously at day of age or in ovo, following simple but important rules for preparation and administration. Then, the vaccination process in hatcheries needs to be performed by well-trained operators, using accurate and effective equipment and having a dedicated monitoring plan.Ceva created a hatchery vaccination monitoring service program, named the C.H.I.C.K Program and made available by Ceva for poultry producers.

The C.H.I.C.K. Program: Ceva Hatchery Immunization Control Keys

Being part of the C.H.I.C.K Program services, a qualified Ceva team visits the customer’s operation on a pre-agreed time basis and conducts several tests and measures according to standard operating procedures. This team monitors the vaccination from the storage until the vaccine(s) is(are) administered to the birds. Furthermore, there is an equipment preventive maintenance program along with continuous staff training.

C.H.I.C.K. Program services

For any vaccination process, a complete service package is defined to control and monitor the critical factors affecting the process involving:

  • Vaccine Preparation control
  • Equipment care about daily operation , cleaning and disinfection
  • Monitoring of the Quality of Administration 
  • Dosing accuracy control
  • Vaccination speed control
  • Regular training of hatchery staff

During the vaccination process, the data is collected by an innovative electronic application exclusively available for Ceva specialist, the  C.H.I.C.K. App.  By using this tool, our team shows to hatchery managers in real time the gaps on the vaccination process indicators, they interpret those and will set, in the hatchery, the corrective actions. Additionally, every visit is followed by a report.

Value added hatchery vaccination services

The C.H.I.C.K Program helps a commercial operation to take maximum advantage of new technology vaccines. The joint objective is to have 100% birds well vaccinated.

This can be achieved by:

1.       Monitoring the vaccination process and results

Through regular pre-agreed hatchery visits.

2.       Giving customers real time indicators about their vaccination process

Real time indicators about the quality of the vaccination process are shared with hatchery managers to make informed decisions. The faster hatchery managers get the results of an audit on the vaccination process, the faster the corrective actions can be implemented.

3.       Sharing Information easily

The access to the most recent information as well as to the historical data help companies to improve their results. By having a dedicated database for that purpose, the information can easily be retrieved and shared with the teams at their convenience for the preparation of meetings, technical reviews, awarding programs or others.

Worldwide experience

The C.H.I.C.K. Program, is performed by a dedicated Ceva team of 130 specialists worldwide, the largest team in the world dedicated specifically to vaccination services and equipment at hatcheries.

  • More than 800 hatcheries visited each year are part of our service program in over 40 countries.
  • Over 4,500 audits performed per year to set corrective actions and an improvement plan.
  • Advanced data management system allowing to follow the overall hatchery vaccination efficiency and evolution.
  • More than 15,000 Ceva vaccination equipment units operating worldwide.