Biotechnology: Protects animal health
To use a biotechnology means: used other living beings for the benefit of the human being. It has always been part of our evolution, and has many benefits. Today we will indicate one of them, the observation of animal diseases, let’s you know how to cure them, research and work done by microbiologists managed to find ways to protect animals, is how small laboratories are born that apply biotechnology and develop biologics for this purpose, without having much knowledge of immunological principles.
Biotechnology, therefore, is a tool used against diseases; like vaccines improved with more knowledge, microbiological and immunological, are biologicals improved in their antigenicity and protection. Its use is one of the most cost-effective forms of prevention, control, food safety and public health. Although there are several types of vaccines, we can mention that most are composed of viruses or bacteria; these in turn are composed of live attenuated vaccines, killed or inactivated, with subunits, toxoids, combined, or DNA.
Bacterins are inactivated or dead vaccines and are one of the most innocuous forms on the market where it does not represent a risk for animals and less for humans; its use in an adequate way achieves the necessary protection to improve the animal health and its productive efficiency.
Now to achieve effective prevention? It is necessary to use the specific antigens that cause the diseases, not having the agent that affects the pathology gives wrong results; our producers do not have enough knowledge and doubt the efficacy of the vaccine and its benefits. In many cases they oppose its use, but we must review the economic aspects that affect production in the long term.
It is the health authorities that should evaluate more broadly the benefits that this biotechnology offers for animal health, in production, food safety, efficiency, prevention and everything that has to do with the health programs of control or eradication of existing diseases, for public health or international market interests.