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Duration of Immunity to Canine Vaccines: What We Know and Don't Know, Dr. Ronald Schultz http://www.cedarbayvet.com/duration_of_immunity.htm

World Small Animal Veterinary Association 2007 Vaccine Guidelines http://www.wsava.org/SAC.htmScroll down to Vaccine Guidelines 2007 (PDF)

The 2003 American Animal Hospital Association's Canine Vaccine Guidelines are accessible online at http://www.leerburg.com/special_report.htm .

The 2006 American Animal Hospital Association's Canine Vaccine Guidelines are downloadable in PDF format at http://www.aahanet.org/PublicDocumen...s06Revised.pdf .

Veterinarian, Dr. Robert Rogers,has an excellent presentation on veterinary vaccines at http://www.newvaccinationprotocols.com/
 

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Dr. Ronald Schultz--Comments on TITERS

This is what Dr. Ronald Schultz had to say in his 2007 presentation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation entitled,What Everyone Needs to Know About Canine Vaccines and Vaccination Programs (http://www.puliclub.org/CHF/AKC2007Conf ... ccines.htm) :

"An antibody titer no matter how low shows the animal has immunologic memory since memory effector B cells must be present to produce that antibody. Some dogs without antibody are protected from disease because they have T cell memory, that will provide cell mediated immunity (CMI). CMI will not protect from reinfection, but it will prevent disease."

"My own dogs, those of my children and grandchildren are vaccinated with MLV CDV, CPV-2, CPI, andCAV-2 vaccines once as puppies after the age of 12 weeks. An antibody titer is performedtwo or more weeks later and if found positive our dogs are never again vaccinated. "


The vaccines in the quote above are CDV (distemper), CPV-2 (parvovirus), CPI (canine parainfluenza), and CAV-2 (hepatitis), and Dr. Ronald Schultz is the Chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.
 

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Thanks for sharing this info.  I have been using this belief for several years now on my vaccinations.

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What Everyone Needs to Know about Canine Vaccines--LINK

You are very welcome, Nano!

I just found an online link to Dr. Schultz's speech and incorporated it into my post above also.

What Everyone Needs to Know about Canine Vaccines, Dr. Ronald Schultz http://www.puliclub.org/CHF/AKC2007Conf/What%20Everyone%20Needs%20to%20Know%20About%20Canine%20Vaccines.htm

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nano\";p=\"104349 said:
Thanks for sharing this info.  I have been using this belief for several years now on my vaccinations.

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Ditto. I mostly pull annual titers on my kids as my own orneriness in proving to my vets that duration of immunity lasts more than even the currently accepted three year minimum. My 8 year old is currently going on year 6 post vaccination. Each year her titers show that she's more than protected. :)
 

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That's great that you're going on 6 years with adequate titers!

It makes sense if you look at the human vaccine equivalents -- we don't revaccinate with live polio vaccines after the childhood series.  We don't even do titers as adults to see if our antibody count has diminished.

I learned the hard way, but I know better now!

Kris
 
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