A core function of Animal Medicines Australia Member Companies is to advocate, educate and promote prevention of disease by vaccinating pets and or livestock.
What are Vaccines?
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. It typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe or its toxins.
Why do we vaccinate?
Vaccinations are administered to prevent diseases from occurring with the aim of reducing transmission of microorganisms, enhance health and welfare and prolong life expectancies of animals – pets or livestock. Vaccines are essential for veterinarians and farmers to use to improve the natural immunity of their animals by stimulating the response of a certain microorganism before disease strikes.
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Benefits of Vaccines and Vaccinations
What are some of the myths – and facts – about vaccination?
– The World Health Organisation