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Our livestock are under constant attack by viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and toxins, some being pathogenic all the way to those that are harmless. They affect our animals and birds in many different ways, from being toxic to causing inflammation of nerves, muscles, and organs. The primary defense systems are the innate, humeral, and cellular immune systems.
Many researchers in this complex field agree that if the immune systems are working right, clinical diseases, in many cases, will be rare. That is not to say that the animal was not exposed and attacked by the virus, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, or toxin. However, it means that it was attacked, but had the ability to eliminate the problem.
To help the immune system to recognize and fight off many viral and bacterial challenges, we use a system of vaccinations. The purpose here is to introduce the animal’s immune system to the bug and therefore allow it to strengthen its resistance. This approach works very well if strict attention is paid to the immune systems.
An animal or bird, especially a young animal or bird, that has a poorly developed immune system will not, in many cases, develop a solid immunity. In these cases, we refer to the vaccination as a vaccination failure. The animal is still able to be openly infected by the virus or bacteria.
Stimulating the immune system prior to vaccinations assures the owner that the animal has a good chance of developing a proper immune response to the diseases that were recommended in the vaccine. Vaccination without proper immune system stimulation and preparation leads to many vaccination failures and discouraging results.
For more information on how our Karbo and Epic II CL products may enhance the immune systems and promote your animal’s or bird's overall health, please call us at 608.617.9626 or email us at [email protected]