Gel delivered vaccines, probiotics, and nutritional ingredients for poultry. Gel-Pac is a novel product delivery solution for newly hatched chicks and poults. Gel-Pac meets the needs of poultry hatcheries to introduce vaccines and nutritional products in a convenient and highly effective manner within hours of hatching.
Due to application difficulties, this has not been done routinely until now. First developed as a delivery vehicle for probiotics, Gel-Pac can be used to deliver coccidiosis vaccines, prebiotics, phytochemicals, immune modulators, and the list goes on. Gel-Pac also aids in chick hydration, a vital benefit when preparing the birds for transport. Preparing a gel spray with Gel-Pac takes less than three minutes resulting in a stable gel that provides a uniform ingredient suspension. The ability to deliver ingredients that are normally insoluble is an added advantage, as the viscosity of the gel can be modified to ensure proper product suspension. When sprayed on chicks and poults, the colored gel-droplets ride high on the feathers, allowing for rapid and complete preening that ensures maximal ingestion of product without wetting and chilling the birds. Gel-Pac utilizes ASP’s novel stabilization system to protect and nurture fragile oral vaccines and probiotics. Gel-Pac easily adapts to current gel application technology. With uniform application, hatchery managers can be assured the chicks are being supplied the intended dosage of active ingredient with minimal waste.
The gel application pattern can be seen in photo 1, and photo 2 demonstrates the gel droplets resting on the birds. Initial feedback from hatchery managers testing Gel-Pac highlights how rapidly the chicks preen the gel droplets, with complete consumption occurring within 45 seconds. At the launch for international distributors, many ideas were discussed for applications of Gel-Pac, clearly demonstrating the need for Gel-Pac in the hatchery. More investigation is planned by ASP to define optimal uses and efficacy for Gel-Pac; examples include color response evaluation and vaccine delivery. The solutions provided by Gel-Pac are numerous; let us discuss the ideal ones for you. Mary Beth Rupp attended the University of Michigan for continuing undergraduate studies. She then attended Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York where she received her BS-MS in physical therapy. Subsequently she graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit with her MD degree. She completed her specialty residency training at the Providence Hospital Family Medicine program. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine especially women's and children's medicine, adolescent medicine, and preventive medicine. Her goal is to provide compassionate, excellent, and timely care to the whole family and feels priveleged to get to know her patients and generations of their families.Meet Dr. Janet Burns is a NCCPA board certified physician assistant with previous work experience in family medicine, urgent care, womenвЂ™s health, and internal medicine. She received her MasterвЂ™s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Detroit Mercy. Burns is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA). Burns has over 30 years experience as a teacher and school administrator at the elementary, secondary, and college/university levels. She received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her post-graduate degrees from Central Michigan University and Michigan State University. Burns enjoys skiing, traveling, reading, the вЂњArtsвЂќ, entertaining, and spectator sports. She is an active community volunteer with the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club and has participated in several mission trips to Guatemala, Haiti, and Jamaica. Burns lives in Brighton with her cocker spaniel and registered therapy dog, Ellie. San Juan attended Wayne State University School of Medicine, graduating in 1991. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Providence Hospital, Southfield, in 1994. She comes to Brighton Family Physicians with experience in private practice, urgent care, and teaching future family physicians.
Her interest in family medicine stems from her belief in the importance of comprehensive care of individuals and families. Main interests include preventative medicine, women's health, and treatment of chronic illness. She currently resides in Farmington Hills with her family. Christine Ryan attended Oakland University in Rochester Michigan. She completed her Residency Program at St John Macomb Hospital in Warren, MI. Ryan has recently moved to Livingston County from Grand Haven Michigan where she worked at a Primary Care Clinic. Her special interests are pediatrics, women's health, and preventative care. Ryan is enjoying the many outdoor activities our community has to offer. Ryan is accepting new patients beginning May 2, 2016.
Paula L Berlin is a Family Medicine Specialist in Brighton, Michigan. She graduated with honors from Michigan State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990. Having more than 30 years of diverse experiences, especially in FAMILY MEDICINE, Dr. Paula L Berlin affiliates with many hospitals including Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group Brighton Family Physicians Pc.