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p. 684. Making lives betterlocked

  • James Yeates

Abstract

Prevention is better than cure, so a large amount of veterinary science involves trying to work out what causes diseases, in order to tackle those contributory factors and thus stop the disease process earlier in its tracks. ‘Making lives better’ explains that most diseases are not brought about by a single root cause, but are caused by a combination of different factors. Disease prevention is aided by ensuring that animals get the right care to keep them healthy, through providing clean living conditions, vaccination, and a healthy diet, as well as treating the causes of diseases before they get bad enough to represent major problems.

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