|Barked: Fri Apr 20, '12 5:28am PST |
|I won't be vaccinating my two again. They was last done in 2010 and before that they hadn't been vaccinated since they was pups.
Found this in a magazine article i read monthly....
"Dr Ronald Schultz, Chairman of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, is at the forefront of vaccine research and one of the world's leading authorities on veterinary vaccines. The results from his challenge studies (where laboratory animals are deliberately subjected to the disease threat) show that live virus vaccines are protective for at least seven years, if not for the lifetime of the animal (eg, once fully immunised, more than 90 per cent of dogs retain immunity to parvovirus-2 for more than seven years and distemper immunisation may last up to 15 years) and this has led the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), The American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Feline Academy and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to revise their guidelines to vets."
And i fully believe that to be true. I just don't see the need to re-vaccinate every year. If you're worried about immunity levels though you could titre test instead to see whether the vaccine is required, i know many people do that now.
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