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Vaccination of animals = Veterinary Act

Vaccination of all animals, both livestock and companion animals, is and should always remain a veterinary act.

Vaccination of all animals, both livestock and companion animals, is and should always remain a veterinary act. The reasons for this are numerous:
it is part of herd health management, through using risk assessment veterinarians are best placed to decide which animals require vaccination, vaccines are veterinary medicines that require a veterinary prescription after examination and assessment of the animal(s) at risk, for reasons of pharmacovigilance and in particular for notifiable diseases, veterinary certification is a cornerstone to disease prevention and control.

Veterinary vaccination should always stay a veterinary act. If this should be liberalised, there is a danger that this might compromise animal health, animal welfare and public health, with subsequent economic loss.

Vaccination is a veterinary act

Vaccination of animals = Veterinary Act