Animal welfare (+ intradermal vaccination)
Gonzalo Mena, Deputy manager of swine health, Agrosuper (Chile)
Technological innovation allow us to gradually improve our operational procedures, and also our pigs’ welfare and health.
IDAL needle-free injection system
Advantages of needle-free injection technology:
Not a vector for infections between the vaccinated pigs.
IDAL system is a digital instrument that provides valuable information to improve and efficiently control the vaccination process.
In a trial performed by our Research and Development Department, there were no statistically significant differences in the group of animals with a traditional vaccination VS IDAL system on:
- Feed conversion ratio.
- Daily weight gain.
- Animal losses.
Moreover, specialists in animal welfare resolved that the vocalizations of the pigs vaccinated with the needle-free system were significantly lower; so, there was a benefit with respect to animal welfare.
For Dr. Mena, with IDAL system there are two important benefits in comparison to traditional vaccination:
Accurate control of the number of vaccinations carried out:
- Records the number of doses administered by each injection equipment.
- Can determine the drop in the inventory, either in the weaning and/or the fattening quarters.
This information is basic because we avoid the problems with the inventory or bad vaccinations.
A quicker and more efﬁcient process:
- 30% quicker and more efficient than traditional multidose syringes..