The Medical Cadeuses
The APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) and USDA are responsible for “regulating” veterinary biologics (vaccines, bacterians, antisera, diagnostic kits, and other products of biologic origin) intended for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of animal diseases. Product manufacturers must submit paperwork to APHIS’s Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVBs) to be able to obtain a license/permit for sale and distribution. While vaccine makers are given guidelines saying clearly what they “should” do, the CVB has little to no structure for testing adherence. Vaccine manufacturers, the very holders of patents that stand to profit from their sale and use, must simply submit documentation claiming that they have followed the guidelines to obtain licensing and permits.
There are no testing regulations in place to confirm that every vaccine, full of potentially lethal disease, is actually safe...only that its manufacture was done a certain way. Additionally, there are no clinical trials required to prove that vaccines will not have adverse side effects or to identify contraindications. The CVB, the public, and vaccine manufacturers learn about side effects, product safety, and even mistakes only after thousands of people and pets have been injected with the otherwise untested vaccine. (1)
The very manufacturers who profit from their sale recommend annual revaccination so the CVB has determined this to be the standard for guidelines. The CVB does not require manufacturers of most veterinary vaccines to conduct DOI (Duration of Immunity) studies to find out how long a vaccine is effective (could be a year, could be a lifetime, no one knows and no one seems to care), unless they are making a claim differing from one year (2).
In 1900 The Rockefeller and JP Morgan syndicate, who invested millions of dollars in the pharmaceutical and vaccination industry, purchased the Encyclopedia Britannica and had all derogatory information about vaccinations removed. The federal government is currently the largest purchaser of vaccines. Since 1900 vaccine manufacturers have been sending out annual Learning Systems such as Advanstar Web (that offers vets tools needed to “grow” business) educating doctors/vets NOT about the over administration or safety of vaccines but about using vaccinations as a way to ensure profits.
Unfortunately, the Veterinary Hippocratic Oath that the AMA espouses has taken no position of “first do no harm.” Consequently the use of animal vaccines is regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), not the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Regulations incorporated in the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA) do not apply to animal vaccines, so using a vaccine in a manner other than stated on the package insert is not even considered label misuse and rules regarding consumer Informed Consent exist but are lax, seemingly so as to continue to ensure profits by keeping parents and pet owners in the dark about the real dangers of vaccinating.