Non-viable eggs are a biological hazard, especially when they contain a dead embryo or are rotten. In many cases these eggs hold pathogenic bacteria, which can be transmitted by contact (e.g. needles or vacuum naps) or airborne when these eggs break or explode during take-out, injection or transfer. Giving an increased risk of contaminating other eggs and creating an enormous health challenge for the newborn chicks later on.

To solve this problem Viscon has redesigned the complete transfer process. This started with the development of a more accurate detection system: Live Embryo Detection. The Live Embryo Detection system accurately indicates which eggs contain a living embryo and classifies the non-viable eggs as infertile, early or late dead embryos. Exactly knowing the content of each egg, enables selective processing during in ovo vaccination, egg transfer and waste discharge. Only the viable eggs are vaccinated and transferred to the hatcher baskets. This ensures a bio-secure in ovo vaccination and hatching process.

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Live Embryo Detection

Selective inject technology starts off with the highly intelligent Live Embryo Detection. With the accurate classification of eggs, the viable eggs only undergo the vaccination process which optimizes hygiene. The harmful, non-viable eggs remain untouched in the setter tray preventing the cross-contamination across the surrounding viable eggs and vaccination equipment. This ensures a bio-secure in ovo vaccination process.

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Automatic Needle Sanitation

Needles and injection tooling are automatically sanitized and disinfected after each in-ovo injection. This ensures a bio-secure vaccine administration and reduces the risk of cross-contamination from egg to egg.

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Live Embryo Transfer

By not transferring eggs that are rotten or have a dead embryo inside, the prevention of cross-contamination of harmful bacteria over the healthy eggs or over the automation is achieved. This improves hygiene throughout the hatching process and chick processing, whereby health problems and use of antibiotics can be reduced.