WESTBROOK, Maine (January 22, 2016) – With their commitment to continuous GelDrop® technology innovation, ClearH2O’s newest GelDrop® Applicator incorporates unique 3-row manifold heads that deliver more GelDrops® on day old chicks during hatchery processing, resulting in higher consumption of target ingredients and improved inoculation with vaccines.
The GelDrop® Applicator is designed to dispense HydroDrop® and DietDrop®, the non-wetting gels offered by ClearH2O, for optimum topical application of vaccines, probiotics, nutrients, therapeutics and other dietary ingredients for day-old chicks and poults.
The GelDrop® Applicator clearly offers better gel delivery performance by optimizing the four key attributes of droplet size and adhesion, droplet distribution, homogeneous ingredient suspension, and the non-wicking/wetting properties of the GelDrop® products. The dual, independent 3-row manifold heads are engineered with 60 nozzles to maximize the number of GelDrops® that stick on contact, eliminating roll off to increase the opportunity for preening and improve vaccine consumption. The new manifold, in combination with the adjustable application volume (from 25 mL to 60 mL per chick box), and programmable delivery time ensure thorough GelDrop® coverage to achieve complete individual chick dosage.
ClearH2O’s proprietary GelDrop® formulation offers high water retention properties, resulting in more sustained GelDrops® available for preening, keeping chicks, poults and box liners dry and reducing thermal sensitivity. In addition, the GelDrop® formulation maintains homogeneous suspension of target ingredients after proper mixing.
Experienced GelDrop® Users See Measured Success
Explaining the efficacy and benefits of ClearH2O’s GelDrop® technology, Dr. Don Ritter, Director of Health Services for Mountaire Farms states, “In our hands, I think the gel delivery has been very efficacious. The main way we measure that is our incidence of necrotic enteritis. Each time we’ve improved the gel process, we’ve gotten less necrotic enteritis. Our chicks are much drier; they’re less green. I know they’re eating more, so we’re vaccinating more individual birds. Our research data and our feed conversion performance says that we’re getting record feed conversion on coccidial vaccines without the aid of ionophores.”
“There are two focuses (functions) of the product – one is a hydration element and two is the delivery system…and, we did see a decrease in 7-day mortality. We contributed that to less stress plus allowing the chicks to get hydration. As HydroDrop® developed, we also were able to put in a dietary supplement into the gel for our own grandparent stock. We don’t have all the reports back yet because they’re still in grow out, but we’ve seen better uniformity,” said Tony Britt, Hatchery Manager with Hubbard Breeders.
ClearH2O is exhibiting at IPPE in Booth #A2018 where the GelDrop® Applicator will be on display.
Founded in 2005, ClearH2O® is a Maine-based life science company meeting the needs of leading researchers, breeders and producers by providing products that optimize the delivery of hydration, nutrients, biologics and therapeutic ingredients to enrich animals’ lives. Leveraging expertise in food science and animal nutrition, we apply our proprietary gel technology to develop, manufacture and market cost-effective solutions to address unmet animal husbandry needs, while saving time and labor. ClearH2O products are produced in a state-of-the-art FDA inspected manufacturing facility and are always consistent in quality, eliminating nutrient and hydration variability.
For more information, contact:
William T. Thomas
Director, Business Development