Vaccinating helped to reduce the death rate of the cattle. The disease free cattle produced more amounts of milk which helped in feeding the family and also to sell the milk in the marketplace. The study published in the Journal Science Advances and researchers from Washington State University have found households that vaccinated their cattle earned extra income that can be spent on food and education. "When households vaccinate, it increases their wealth and income and sets them on a trajectory to provide education for their children and it has an intergenerational effect if a family can spend more of their resources on education, especially for girls," said lead author Tom Marsh. ‘Vaccinating cattle helps the households to earn and save more cash, thereby increasing the standard of living.’ Households also saved money because vaccinated cattle did not need as many antibiotic treatments or to be sprayed as often for ticks, which spread the disease. "We are interested in understanding how the health of livestock translates into household decisions and meets sustainable development goals," said Marsh. "For example, concern about loss of milk production drives the adoption of vaccines because it is so important to households and children." "East Coast fever is one of the most devastating cattle diseases," said Marsh. "It is the leading cause of calf death in east Africa." For pastoral families, cattle are a main source of income. Losing even one to disease can negatively affect an entire family. Broader implications for antibiotic resistance. Households that vaccinated used fewer antibiotics to treat animals, so the widespread adoption of vaccinations could have larger global health benefits. "We need to think long term about the use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance, as well as vaccines," said Marsh. "If organizations are going to invest more money on vaccines, then besides the known effects such as fewer cattle deaths, we need to understand the indirect effects and developing better vaccines and easier ways to distribute them could have broad societal effects," he explained. Source: ANI << Mind-controlled Toys for Kids Soon to Reach the Market Health Camp For Women to Raise Awareness On Infertility >> Recommended Reading Vaccination Ignored by Even Affluent Families Many parents of well-off families also decide against vaccinating their children, as against the belief that only the poor or marginalized communities ignore vaccination, find health experts. READ MORE Flu Vaccination Rates Affected by Race and Advocacy: Study Flu vaccination rates are affected by doctor's recommendation and a patient's race, as found and reported by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. READ MORE Polio Vaccination Begins at Syria's Yarmuk Camp The UN agency for Palestinian refugees reported the beginning of the polio vaccination in Syria's Yarmuk camp READ MORE Special Communicable Disease Committee Alerts Public on H1N1 Vaccination Before Monsoon Experts say that getting vaccinated when the infection is at its peak doesn't help and encourage the public to get vaccinated before the rainy season begins. READ MORE Top 10 Vaccine Myths Debunked Childhood vaccination has saved many lives, yet lots more has to be done to increase awareness and eliminate myths regarding vaccines. READ MORE Traveling with Children Abroad? - Parents, Stay Alert! Traveling with children is always challenging as it involves careful planning. Here are some precautions that need to be taken when traveling abroad with kids. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Find a Hospital A-Z Drug Brands in India Color Blindness Calculator More News on: Top 10 Vaccine Myths DebunkedTraveling with Children Abroad? - Parents, Stay Alert!