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Automated Vaccination of Broiler Chicken Flocks

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83606
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2009-01058
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LONG BRANCH COMPANY INC
1014 INDUSTRIAL ACCESS RD West Point, MS 39773 0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Automated Vaccination of Broiler Chicken Flocks
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2007-33610-17964
Award Amount: $46,787.00
 

Abstract:

"In 2005 8.8 billion broiler chickens were produced in the United States. Improvements in vaccination uniformity and reductions in labor necessary for vaccination would greatly benefit the broiler industry. Current methods of field vaccination of broiler chickens in the field include administration via drinking water and spray application. The effectiveness of both methods is limited by non-uniform application and spray application is also labor intensive. The objectives of this research are to develop an automated spray vaccination system for use in a broiler house and determine the effectiveness of such a system. Broilers obtained from a commercial hatchery will be reared in a research facility and vaccinated with this system; blood samples will be taken from birds pre- and post-vaccination to assess the degree of vaccination and uniformity. The system will be applicable to all broiler houses with moveable nipple drinker systems and would require little or no modification to existing houses to integrate. Phase I research will determine if the method is feasible and will be performed in collaboration with researchers at the USDA-ARS Poultry Research Unit in Mississippi State, MS."

Principal Investigator:

Edward F. Todd
6624943488
etodd@cpjvaccinator.com

Business Contact:

Edward Todd
Owner
6624943488
etodd@cpjvaccinator.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Long Branch Company, Inc.
1014 Industrial Access Rd. West Point, MS 39773

EIN/Tax ID: 640711256
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No