Vaccination plays a vital role in health management of all production animals, with growing importance since the ban on the use of antibiotic growth promotors, and is an important tool to reduce the use of therapeutic antibiotics. A vaccine helps to prevent a disease by boosting the animals’ immune system to produce antibodies that in turn fight the invading pathogen, protecting them against disease caused by this specific invader.
Why is this needed?
To actively participate in disease prevention, we must shift away from a reactive approach: treatment with antibiotics.
Reduces the losses due to morbidity and mortaliy caused by all kind of pathogens
Works for virusues to bacteria and parasites: plenty of diseases
No resistance problems
Prevents, shifting away from treatment strategy
Merges with in feed solutions and nutritional programmes for preventive approach
Contributes to animal welfare
In feed solutions that are modulating the immune system can benefit the response to vaccination:
More seroconverted animals in herd or flock
Higher antibody titers
Better herd/flock protection and health
Reduced morbidity and mortality