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Vaccines in our food chain

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I was watching a show about nutrition today and there they portrayed how aqua culture salmon is vaccinated. Now with all the other animals that enter our food chain and are vaccinated, how does this effect us? Are there studies done on this subject? What are the ingredients for these vaccines? How many vaccines do these animals in general receive before they are slaughtered?

Do any of you have done research on this topic and could point out some helpful links where to start my own research? Much appreciated.

post #2 of 7

Good question... following.

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Trade Name Manufacturer
Bovishield 4 Pfizer
Express 5 Boehringer Ingelheim
Frontier 4 Plus Intervet
IBR Plus 4-Way Merial
Pyramid MLV 4 Fort Dodge
Titanium 5 Agri Labs

Table B: Intranasal Vaccines

Trade Name Manufacturer
Nasalgen IP Schering-Plough
TSV-2 Pfizer

Immunizing Beef Calves
The following system is another vaccination program from Floron C. Faries, Jr. of the Texas A&M University System. This program is a high-maintenance, yet thorough program to help immunize the whole cattle herd.

 

more info on this page

http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/working-with-cattle/beef-cattle-vaccination/

post #5 of 7

It's all regulated by USDA, but it's not just vaccines - most livestock go through frequent de-worming and are on preventative for heartworm...aka very high doses of ivermectin. 

http://www.drugs.com/vet/ivermectin-injection-for-cattle-and-swine.html

Quote:
Residue Warning
Do not treat reindeer or American bison within 8 weeks (56 days) of slaughter.
Do not treat cattle within 35 days of slaughter.
Because a withdrawal time in milk has not been established, do not use in female dairy cattle of breeding age.
Do not treat swine within 18 days of slaughter.

And then the Environmental Safety:

Quote:
Free ivermectin may adversely affect fish and certain water-borne organisms on which they feed. Do not permit water runoff from feedlots or production sites to enter lakes, streams, or ponds. Do not contaminate water by direct application or by the improper disposal of drug containers.

So basically they don't know...

post #6 of 7

Ran across this one today

http://m.cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/37/3/407.full

 

 

Quote:

Human Illness Associated with Use of Veterinary Vaccines

Veterinary vaccines are being used with increasing frequency in the United States to protect the health of animals. However, humans may be inadvertently exposed to these products by means of unintentional inoculation or other routes of exposure. The potential for both exposure and for adverse consequences secondary to exposure to veterinary vaccines may be growing. With the exception of brucellosis vaccines, there have been few reports of suspected or confirmed adverse events in humans associated with the use of animal vaccines, but it is unclear whether that is because few adverse events occur or because adverse events are not recognized and/or reported. Results of a search for relevant literature and of communications with health officials at governmental and private institutions suggest that enhanced efforts are needed to recognize and to prevent human illness associated with use of veterinary vaccines.

 

post #7 of 7

Yuck. Doesn't it make you want to buy a couple acres of land and keep your own animals?! At least the pigs my friends back home keep aren't vaccinated nor on ivermectin. They acquire them as piglets, keep them in the backyard and feed them table scraps and from their veggie gardens and slaughter them when adult. They then process the meat at home (sausages, etc). They test it for trich. and that's it.
With fish I've gotten so careful. I only want wild caught Atlantic at this point due to radiation concerns anyways in the Pacific.

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