Livestock Vaccines: How They Work and How to Ensure They Do Their Job

Published on: 09/04/2012
Author/s : Russ Daly, DVM, Extension Veterinarian and Ann Price, Extension Livestock Educator (South Dakota State University)

Vaccines are suspensions of microorganisms administered with the goal of stimulating the body's immune system against these same organisms, thereby preventing a clinical disease or reducing its severity. The agents included in vaccines are inactivated or modified such that, once introduced into the body, they do not cause clinical illness.  Vaccine Types Inactivated ("killed") vaccines con...

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Dr.g.guruprabhakar Dr.g.guruprabhakar
Technical & Product Manager, Biovet Private Limited
September 4, 2012
Good article. The do's and don't are very practical.
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Dr Usman Dr Usman
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
September 5, 2012
I liked it too,
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Mona M. Sobhy Mona M. Sobhy
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
September 5, 2012
Dr. Russ
Very good article well done

Dr. Mona
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Emrah Özen Emrah Özen
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
September 10, 2012
Thank's for short and effective guideline.
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September 11, 2012

very informative article.
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Erick Mohapi Erick Mohapi
Animal Health Consultant
October 27, 2017
Insightful..... Lots of vets and paravets still need to be re-educated on the subject as many seems to lack a lot. What we see on the field and practice facilities cannot be equated to the level of professionalism.
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