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Vaccination schedule for layers and broilers are explained here

Vaccination Schedule for layers




0 day

Mareks Disease Vaccine (HVT)

S/C 0.2 ml

5-7 days

Ranikhet Disease Vaccine- RDVF


12-14 days

Infectious Bursal Disease Vaccine- Pruning Intermediate Georgia

O/N or water

18-22 days

Infectious Bronchitis

O/N or water

24-27 days

IB Vaccine Booster


28-30 days

RD vaccine Booster- La Sota


6th Week

Fowl Pox Vaccine or Infectious Coryza Vaccine (if prevalent in the area)


8th Week

RD vaccine- RDVK or R2B

S/C or I/m

9th Week

Fowl Pox Vaccine

Wing web

12th-13th Week

IB Booster


18th week

RD Booster- RDVK or R2B

S/C or I/m

45th-50th Week

RD La Sota repeated every once in 2 Months


  • Vaccination schedule for layers vary according to the disease occurrence in different areas

Vaccination schedule for broilers



Route of administration

First day

Marek’s  disease (at hatchery)

S/C at neck

5-7th day


I/O or I/N

14th day

IBD Vaccine

I/O or I/N

21st day

RDV La Sota

Drinking water

28th day

IBD Vaccine (Booster)

Drinking water

  • Vaccination schedule for broilers vary according to the disease occurrence in different areas


Source: Expert System on Poultry, ICAR-TANUVAS-TNAU

Bird Flu in India

About bird flu


Birds, just like people, get the flu. Bird flu, also called Avian flu, Avian influenza, H5N1 viruses infect birds, including chickens, other poultry and wild birds such as ducks. Most bird flu viruses can only infect other birds. However, bird flu can pose health risks to people. The first case of a bird flu virus infecting a person directly, H5N1, was in Hong Kong in 1997. Since then, the bird flu virus has spread to birds in countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Deadly H5N1 strain hit India in January. More than 3.9 million chickens and ducks were culled to prevent the spread of the virus across the country, Food and Agriculture Organisations said in a statement on Wednesday. No new disease outbreaks have been discovered since Feb. 2, 2008, FAO said. Avian influenza hits mostly birds but its H5N1 strain has killed 234 people since 2003 when it began in Asia, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).


During an outbreak of bird flu, people who have contact with infected birds can become sick. It may also be possible to catch bird flu by eating poultry that is not well cooked or through contact with a person who has it. Bird flu can make people very sick or even cause death. There is currently no vaccine.

Source: nlm.nih.gov

Facts you should know about Bird flu

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