Animal Ethics: Our Responsibility
An independent animal ethics committee has approved all of our activities involving animals used as donors of blood products. Plasvacc's directors and employees are wholly committed to ensuring the health and welfare of our donor animals. Plasvacc adheres to a strict set of health standards throughout the entire plasma collection process and the welfare of our livestock is never compromised. Our donor animals are quarantined and depastured at our "Rigby" property, a lush 200 hectare estate in South East Queensland. Here the donors reside and undergo a closely monitored hyperimmunisation regime. Only animals in peak health and physical condition are eligible donors. In addition to our own commitment to the health of our livestock, as an Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) registered commercial producer of blood plasma for veterinary use, our facilities, livestock and products are subject to rigorous quality checks.