Vaccination can have a major positive impact on animal health and welfare, One Health and sustainable farming, but how well is the true potential of vaccination really being harnessed and how can we improve our current approach? To answer this question requires a fresh and challenging review of current practice, which is what this guideline aims to achieve.

Only if we share a common commitment to the principles and framework set out in the Guideline can we fully realise the benefits of the preventive health approach to dairy herd vaccination. Will you make that commitment?

Jonathan M E Statham, MA VetMB DCHP FRCVS