All livestock need vaccines to protect them from serious infectious diseases. Vaccinating all animals in an area is important to protect their health and the health of the herds they live in. If animals are vaccinated or are immune to a disease, then the non-vaccinated animals are much less likely to meet an infected animal and catch the disease.
Vaccines trigger a protective immune response in the body to the infection they target, without causing the disease itself. When an organism that might cause disease—such as a bacteria or virus—enters the body, the body responds to fight the organism and make the body immune to that organism in the future. This is called an ‘immune response’.
KEVEVAPI Produces a wide range of livestock vaccines and the price varies depending on the type of vaccine. However, all vaccines from KEVEVAPI are both affordable and readily available.
No. Vaccination should only be carried out on healthy livestock/animals. Vaccines themselves are derived from the viruses or bacteria that cause the actual disease. Vaccinating animals which are already sick with the disease will result in: accelerated course of disease, a more severe form of the disease or death of the animal.
Vaccination failure can occur when: the vaccines’ cold chain is interrupted and broken resulting in vaccines with altered quality and safety, incorrect administration of the vaccine is done or when an organism’s immune system fails to produce antibodies when the animal is vaccinated. To prevent this, livestock vaccines should only be handled and administered by trained veterinary professionals.
Different vaccines have different revaccination intervals. Please liaise with your veterinarian to advise you when your animals are due for revaccination.
Herd immunity refers to the protection offered to every animal in a herd by high vaccination rates. With enough animals immunized against a given disease, it’s difficult for the disease to gain a foothold in the herd. This offers some protection to those animals which are unable to receive vaccinations—including young ones and animals with underlying illnesses—by reducing the likelihood of an outbreak that could expose them to the disease.
No. Vaccines do not cross protect between different livestock diseases. Therefore, animals should be vaccinated with the relevant vaccines to protect them against the specific diseases.
Yes. Because vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to make its own antibodies, the same dosage is given to all animals of a given species no matter what their age or size is.
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