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.