School of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Charles Sturt University, Boorooma Street, North Wagga, Australia
*Corresponding author: Jos Noordhuizen, DVM, PhD, Former Diplomate at EC BHM and VPM, former professor at Universities of Utrecht and Wageningen (The Netherlands), and School of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Charles Sturt University, Boorooma Street, North Wagga, Australia; E-mail: [email protected].
Received Date: September 04, 2023
Published Date: September 22, 2023
Citation: Noordhuizen J. (2023). Vaccination Versus Risk Identification & Risk Management: The Role of Risk Communication in Disease Outbreaks. Mathews J Vet Sci. 7(4):26.
Copyrights: Noordhuizen J. © (2023).
In this paper, major domains of veterinary preventive medicine are addressed: applying vaccines and implementing risk identification & risk management plans. Both should go together on animal production farms because they are mutually beneficial. Moreover, the potential risk of economic losses may be drastically lowered. Both domains are briefly highlighted. A dairy farm is used for illustration purposes. Moreover, the role of professional risk communication is addressed for cases of an epidemic disease outbreak. The reason is that risk communication is not at all comparable to the marketing kind of communication. The latter is unfortunately often used for communication with the people in case of such outbreaks. The example is COVID-19.
Keywords: COVID-19, Biosecurity Plans, Animal Production, Pig Farms, Vaccination, Bacteria.