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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