Vaccinations are an effective method of preventing a wide range of animal diseases. The field of vaccinology has yielded several effective vaccines that have significantly reduced the impact of some important diseases in both companion animals and livestock..
The focus is on livestock, poultry and aquaculture and within the livestock sector the initial focus is swine. The ambition is to design, develop and produce vaccines that can be adminstered orally within a feed formulation where the leaf protein makes a contribution to nutrition as well as introducing the vaccine.
Global poultry meat production reached 128 million tonnes in 2019 and is dominated by intensive large scale production systems.
However with increased demand the poultry welfare has been highlighted and is driving the adoption of production regimes that ensure health and well being and reduce the dependence on the use of antibiotics.
Pork meat is the most commonly consumed meat after chicken. The European Union is a significant pork producer. Around half the world's pig meat is consumed in China, where urbanization and rising incomes continue to drive pork consumption upward. Global Pork Market is expected to be US$ 191.2 Billion By 2026.
Wild fisheries aren’t able to meet the world’s appetite for seafood. The worldwide catch has plateaued at about 90 million tonnes a year since the mid-1990s.Demand has grown from 10 kg (22 lb.) per person per year in the 1960s to nearly 19 kg (42 lb.) today. (FAO, 2014)
Over the past decades, aquaculture has grown faster than any other form of food production. Today aquaculture supplies more than half the seafood consumed around the world, a proportion that will only expand with the projected rise in global seafood consumption