Prevention

Learn how animal well-being is the cornerstone of disease prevention. It is also fundamental to the prevention of accidents and improves worker safety.

 
 

Preventing physical and psychological stress to your animals through low-stress handling offers real health benefits. Studies show it improves an animal’s immunity, response to vaccination and reproductive performance, while lowering the incidence of death and disease. Low-stress handling also prevents injury to animals and their caregivers. Plus, effective human-animal communication reduces stress on employees, which improves worker satisfaction and reduces turnover. You’ll appreciate the economic benefits, too. Cattle handled with low-stress methods are more productive and cost-effective to raise – whether you're measuring feeding efficiency, net gain, meat quality or milk yield.

 

Advancing Prevention

Prevention

If the animals get sick our job as veterinarians and caregivers is to treat them and make sure we give them the best care for fast recovery. However, we can make better use of time by switching attention to disease prevention. It’s all about priorities. In this video, watch Dr. Paulo Loureiro, Dr. Kevin Sullivan, and Dr. Tom Noffsinger discuss disease prevention approaches.