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Animal health is integral to the sustainability, profitability, and ethical considerations of livestock farming. It involves a combination of preventative measures, good management practices, and veterinary care to ensure that animals are raised in a manner that is both economically viable and environmentally responsible while prioritizing their well-being and public health.

To ensure animal health in livestock farming, farmers and veterinarians employ various strategies:

  • Vaccination: Preventative vaccines can protect animals from many diseases.

  • Regular Health Checks: Periodic examinations by veterinarians can catch health issues early.

  • Biosecurity Measures: Strict biosecurity protocols can prevent the introduction and spread of diseases.

  • Nutrition and Hydration: Providing proper nutrition and access to clean water is vital for animal health.

  • Sanitation: Clean and well-maintained living environments reduce the risk of disease transmission.

  • Quarantine: Isolating new animals before introducing them to the herd or flock can prevent disease spread.

  • Genetic Selection: Breeding for disease resistance can improve overall herd or flock health.

 

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