Current thoughts on companion animal revaccination practices
Squires, Richard A. (2003) Current thoughts on companion animal revaccination practices. In: Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Conference of the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association, pp. 145-152. From: Annual Conference of the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association, January 2003, New Zealand.
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[Extract] Over the last 40–50 years companion animal vaccines have helped substantially to reduce the incidence of potentially fatal diseases of dogs and cats. Before the introduction of routine vaccination in the early 1960s, canine distemper was regularly encountered by veterinarians. Nowadays, it is extremely unusual to see a case in many developed, temperate countries. Similarly, when canine parvoviral enteritis first appeared in the late 1970s it caused severe disease and death in both puppies and adult dogs. Nowadays, parvoviral enteritis is seen much less frequently; and then almost invariably in young dogs that have been inadequately vaccinated. Infectious canine hepatitis and feline panleucopenia—two more diseases against which we routinely vaccinate—have also become very uncommon in many parts of the world. In large part, vaccination should be given the credit for reducing the incidence of these lifethreatening companion animal diseases.
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