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The vaccination diary animals is crucial in order to boost the animal’s immune system through the production of important antibodies needed to protect the animal from diseases. When vaccinated, immune system responds to the vaccine and can remember the infectious agent to which the animal is vaccinated.
Our livestock Vaccines are available for managing several livestock diseases and Potential benefits of these vaccines include improved animal welfare and public health.
Vaccines are usually administered by a syringe and needle although some are administered in the water supply or intranasal. Many vaccines are packaged in multi-dose containers for use with automatic syringes, which must be calibrated to deliver the right dose.
Needles should be sharp and as short as possible when vaccinating subcutaneously. Long needles may break or deposit the vaccine into the muscle instead of under the skin.
6 tips of vaccinating your livestock.
To protect your livestock against infectious diseases, it is very important to vaccinate your livestock at the right time with the right product.
Types of vaccines used
There are two types of vaccines, live and killed. Live vaccines are treated so the disease virus will not cause the disease, but will allow the animal to develop immunity to the disease. The virus reproduces inside the animal and the animal’s immune system builds up antibodies. Modified live vaccines are not safe for pregnant animals because the vaccine mimics an infection.
Killed vaccines are made from viruses or bacteria that are no longer active. These vaccines stimulate the animal’s production of antibodies to defend against the disease — these are safe to give to pregnant animals.
Purchasing and storing of vaccine
Purchase vaccines from a reputable source that will deliver a high-quality product. Most vaccines should be refrigerated — heat can make vaccines ineffective, so don’t let them heat up to room temperature. Freezing can also cause the vaccine to become ineffective.
Keep good records of animal vaccinations to ensure they are getting effective treatments. Younger animals may require an additional vaccination within a few weeks. Then, annual boosters may be necessary.
It is important to keep the animal restrained and as still as possible when administering vaccines. This helps prevent broken needles as well as harm to the animal or the human giving the injection.
Type of injection
Follow the label for administration directions. Some products call for subcutaneous (SQ) injections, which are given under the skin; others are given in the muscle (IM). If you have a choice, SQ injections are recommended to minimize damage to muscle tissue. Best areas for injections are in the neck or in front of the shoulder.
Tips to Keep Your Livestock Safe and Healthy