Canine vaccination: what intervals and which diseases?

Squires, Richard A. (2006) Canine vaccination: what intervals and which diseases? In: Proceedings of 49th Annual Congress of British Small Animal Veterinary AssociationBritish Small Animal Veterinary Association. pp. 1-5. From: 49th Annual Congress of British Small Animal Veterinary Association, 20-23 April 2006, Birmingham, UK.

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[Extract] Recommendations concerning annual revaccination of adult dogs date back to the late 1950s and early 1960s. In one of the earliest studies, approximately 1/3 of puppies vaccinated with a modified-live distemper vaccine did not have protective antibody titres when they were checked one year after vaccination. On this basis, it was recommended that dogs should be revaccinated annually as a safety measure. In 1961 another researcher was concerned that widespread vaccination of dogs against distemper might substantially reduce natural exposure to the virus and therefore diminish natural boosting of immunity. He suggested that practitioners might choose to revaccinate adult animals whose immune status was in doubt. He did not make a blanket recommendation for annual revaccination, but felt that practitioners would be best placed to exercise discretion in deciding on revaccination frequency.

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