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  • #16
    Originally posted by JOLIE View Post
    http://drtenpenny.com/titer-tests/

    Is this where to get the titer test Kris?
    I do mine through Dr. Dodds' Hemolife http://hemopet.org/hemolife.html

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    • #17
      The AVMA guidelines state that both Rabies and Parvo/Distemper should be given every three years, which is reasonable in my opinion, for liability, etc. Sure, Rabies is required by law in the USA, but any vet in North America requiring annual vaccines for Distemper/Parvo is not following the guidelines.

      I have pretty open communication with my vet, and we are realistic with each other. We do not vaccinate any of my current dogs any more. Two of my three dogs are allergic to various vaccines. My adopted dog has an anaphylactic reaction to ALL inoculations, and she was severely over vaccinated in her past life, receiving EVERY vaccine EVERY year, even the ones that are not a threat where I live, and the ones that are given three years by cultural norm.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by JOLIE View Post
        http://drtenpenny.com/titer-tests/

        Is this where to get the titer test Kris?
        Here's the link for the 15 minute in-house titer tests for distemper and parvo: TiterChek Synbiotics
        http://www.synbiotics.com/Products/C...Distemper.html

        From an article entitled, Ask Your Vet for TiterChek by Rhonad L. Rundle, 07/31/02 The Wall Street Journal
        "Michael Dutton, a veterinarian and owner of Weare Animal Hospital in Weare, N.H., says the new TiterChek can help him and his clients determine which pets need a booster. ...... Dr. Dutton says he is charging clients $30 for the new in-office TiterChek test. That's less than half his $64 charge for the lab tests, which take 10 days and require mailing specimens overnight in ice packs. "

        VACCICHECK http://biogal.co.il/vaccicheck-2/ : Here's the link to Dr. Schultz's Summary Results on his testing of VacciCheck for the USDA http://biogal.co.il/experts/

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Moo View Post
          The AVMA guidelines state that both Rabies and Parvo/Distemper should be given every three years,
          If you read the 2011 American Animal Hospital Association's Canine Vaccine Guidelines https://www.aahanet.org/PublicDocume...Guidelines.pdf carefully, you will note that they recommend for the core MLV vaccines (distemper, hepatitis, parvo) to be boostered at intervals of 3 years or more.

          On Page 4 of the report under "comments & recommendations", it states the following about the core MLV vaccines:

          [Distemper] "Among healthy dogs, the rCDV vaccine has been shown to induce a protective immune response lasting at least 5 yr."

          [Parvo] "Among healthy dogs, all commercially available MLV-CPV-2 vaccines are expected to induce a sustained protective immune response lasting at least 5 yr."

          [Hepatitis] "Among healthy dogs, all commercially available MLV-CAV-2 vaccines are expected to induce a sustained protective immune response lasting at least 7 yr."

          On Page 13 is the following (underscoring & emphasis added):

          Duration of Immunity and Booster Recommendations

          In general, DOI to infectious viral and bacterial vaccines is longer than to noninfectious viral and bacterial vaccines, and immunity conferred is generally much longer to viral vaccines than to bacterial vaccines. DOI is often related to the immunologic mechanisms of killing or control of the pathogens, and also to the complexity of the disease and the disease agent. Infectious core vaccines are not only highly effective, they also provide the longest DOI, extending from 5 yr up to the life of the dog. A >3 yr interval is currently recommended for revaccinating adult dogs with infectious viral core vaccines..... The >3 yr recommendation for core vaccines is made on the basis of minimum DOI
          studies over the past 30 yr for canine vaccines.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Kris L. Christine View Post
            Here's the link for the 15 minute in-house titer tests for distemper and parvo: TiterChek Synbiotics
            http://www.synbiotics.com/Products/C...Distemper.html

            From an article entitled, Ask Your Vet for TiterChek by Rhonad L. Rundle, 07/31/02 The Wall Street Journal
            "Michael Dutton, a veterinarian and owner of Weare Animal Hospital in Weare, N.H., says the new TiterChek can help him and his clients determine which pets need a booster. ...... Dr. Dutton says he is charging clients $30 for the new in-office TiterChek test. That's less than half his $64 charge for the lab tests, which take 10 days and require mailing specimens overnight in ice packs. "

            VACCICHECK http://biogal.co.il/vaccicheck-2/ : Here's the link to Dr. Schultz's Summary Results on his testing of VacciCheck for the USDA http://biogal.co.il/experts/
            Thank you

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            • #21
              Originally posted by JOLIE View Post
              Thank you
              You're welcome!

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              • #22
                I also do mine through Hemopet! And have for many years since learning about them

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by kat05 View Post
                  I also do mine through Hemopet! And have for many years since learning about them
                  So important, especially with a smaller breeds of dog, which studies have shown are far more likely to suffer vaccinal adverse reactions than larger dogs!

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