Licensed in 2003, ARKO's "Snick Guard" is a modified live vaccine that aids in the prevention of Bordetella avium infection in turkeys. Field usage has resulted in reports of increase rate of gain in vaccinated flocks on B. avium infected premises. Prevention of B. avium infections will help reduce the clinical signs of newcastle and pneumovirus outbreaks. Research studies consistently show that B. avium infections along with newcastle or pneumovirus challenges result in much more severe disease conditions than disease due to newcastle or pneumovirus alone. Snick Guard is offered in sizes of 2000 and 5000 dose size, and is to be administered at ages 10 and 24 days of age. This is a freeze-dried product and can be conveniently stored at refrigerator temperatures.