Cattle production: Where to vaccinate your cattle

Question: On which part of the body would you vaccinate cattle? And what should be done before and after vaccination? Most vaccinations given to cattle are injected under the skin (subcutaneous). But there are a few vaccines that have to be injected into the muscle (intramuscular). Ensure that you read…

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Livestock production: Play it safe – vaccinate your livestock

Have a livestock vaccination plan in hand for when a disease outbreak occurs. Vaccination is the most effective method of controlling diseases under the following conditions: Where avoiding exposure to disease-causing factors is difficult or impossible. If the disease is carried by biting insects it is impossible to keep them…

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Livestock production: How vaccines work against diseases

Question: Most insect-transmitted diseases, such as lumpy skin disease, are only seen during late summer and autumn. Why do I need to vaccinate against these diseases in spring? First of all, farmers should understand how a vaccine works. Unlike antibiotics that kill bacteria, a vaccine prevents diseases caused by either…

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FAO seeks funds for urgent livestock vaccination in South Sudan

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it needs US$7.5 million to fund a critically urgent livestock vaccination campaign before the start of the rainy season in South Sudan. In a statement, the FAO said nearly 9 million animals should be vaccinated before the end of March to…

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