avian infectious bursal disease vaccine (live)

This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.


Gumbohatch is a vaccine used to protect broiler chickens (reared for meat) against infectious bursal disease (IBD) virus infection caused by a very virulent IBD virus. Virulent means that the virus is capable of producing severe disease.

IBD, also known as Gumboro disease, is a highly contagious (spreads easily) viral infection of young chickens that reduces their immunity (body’s ability to fight disease) and can lead to their death at 3 to 6 weeks of age. Signs of chickens infected with Gumboro disease include trembling, ruffled feathers, poor appetite, dehydration, diarrhoea, huddling and depression. The vaccine reduces signs of the disease and damage to the bursa of Fabricius, an organ only present in birds which is part of their immune system.

Gumbohatch contains a live strain of IBD virus (strain 1052) that has been weakened so that it does not cause the disease.

This EPAR was last updated on 05/03/2021

Authorisation details

Product details
Agency product number
Active substance
live attenuated infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), strain 1052
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
avian infectious bursal disease vaccine (live)
  • Chicken
  • Embryonated chicken eggs
Anatomical therapeutic chemical veterinary (ATCvet) codes
Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Laboratorios Hipra, S.A.
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
Contact address

Avda. La Selva 135
17170 Amer (Girona)

Product information

20/01/2021 Gumbohatch - EMEA/V/C/004967 - II/0004

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

  • Immunologicals for aves

  • Domestic fowl

  • Live viral vaccines
  • avian infectious bursal disease virus (gumboro disease)

Therapeutic indication

For active immunisation of 1-day-old broiler chicks and embryonated broiler chicken eggs to reduce clinical signs and lesions of the bursa of Fabricius caused by very virulent avian infectious bursal disease virus infection.

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