Vaccine Protocols for Dogs Predisposed to Vaccine Reactions

by W Jean Dodds DVM

[pdf] Vaccine Protocols for Dogs Predisposed to Vaccine Reactions by W Jean Dodds DVM

There is increasing evidence in veterinary medicine that vaccines can trigger immune-mediated and other chronic disorders (i.e., vaccinosis), especially in certain apparently predisposed breeds (1-6). Accordingly, clinicians need to be aware of this potential and offer alternative approaches for preventing infectious diseases in these animals. Such alternatives to current vaccine practices include: measuring serum antibody titers; avoidance of unnecessary vaccines or overvaccinating; and using caution in vaccinating i l l , geriatric, debilitated or febrile individuals, and animals from breeds or families known to be at increased risk for immunologica! reactions (3,5-8). __

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