|Barked: Fri Jun 4, '10 12:56pm PST |
|Last year we asked her vet if she would need any special vaccines before going to Montana the 1st time. Her vet said Lepto.
She talked with us at length about the lepto vaccine, why she doesn't like it, why it isn't a core vaccine, its limitations, that Lepto is seasonal and the signs/symptoms of lepto before we vaccinated her last year.
Chance spends a great deal of time in the backcountry hiking, swimming in lakes, splashing through irrigation ditches, giving cattle the "eye", etc.
She got the 4-way vax for L. icterohemorrhagia, L. grippotyphosa, L. pomona and L. cannicola servovars.
According to Montana State University, there were 21 diagnosed cases of Lepto in dogs in Montana last year (undiagnosed - who knows.)
13 were positive for L. icterohemorrhagia and 2 were positive for L. grippotyphosa.
There were also 3 positives for L. hardjo, 2 positives for L. autumnalis and 1 positive for L. bratislava.
That 15 of the 21 cases of Lepto were covered by the vaccine was the deciding factor for this year's revax.
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