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My dog Splash was vaccinated for DHP at 8 & 12 weeks, Rabies at 16 weeks, and DHP Rabies again at one year. I am through vaccinating.

Splash goes to the Clinic with me weekly where he is potentially exposed to parvo and distemper. We go on 25 mile horseback rides through the woods where there are skunks and bats.

I feel confident he is protected for life.
Dr Bob Rogers

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bulletWith the prevailing recommendations, a 12 year old dog would receive vaccinations for 157 antigens in it's lifetime. By omitting unnecessary vaccines like Lyme, Corona and Lepto and by following  the every three -year compromise recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association that number of antigens would be reduced to 32.
bulletLikewise the number of antigens administered in the lifetime of a 12 year old cat would be reduced from 107 -135 to 32 by following the recommendations of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
bulletThese new protocols will provide the same protection, but with much less risk of adverse reactions.
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The following comparison charts illustrate these vaccine reductions

A Comparison of Vaccination Protocols For Dogs
In the course of 12 years a dog would receive:

  Prevailing recommendations of:

Of 93% of Veterinarians

American Animal Hospital Association 
American Veterinary Medical Association
Council On Biologic & Therapeutic Agents
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine
  Previous Recommendations New Recommendations
6 wks
8wks
12 wks
16 wks
DHLPPC Lyme B
DHLPPC Lyme B 
DHLPPC Lyme B
DHLPPC Lyme BR
DHPP
DHPP
DHPP
DHPP R
1 yr  DHLPPC Lyme B R DHPP R 
2 yr DHLPPC Lyme B R  
3 yr DHLPPC Lyme B R  
4 yr DHLPPC Lyme B R DHPP R 
5 yr DHLPPC Lyme B R  
6 yr  DHLPPC Lyme B R     
7yr  DHLPPC Lyme B R DHPP R 
8 yr DHLPPC Lyme B R  
9 yr DHLPPC Lyme B R  
10 yr DHLPPC Lyme B R DHPPR 
11 yr DHLPPC Lyme B R  
12 yr  DHLPPC Lyme B R  
Total antigens 157 antigens 37 antigens


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      *183 if PC every 6 mo     
D= Distemper
H = Hepatitis (CAV2)
L = Leptospirosis ( 4 serovars)
P = Parainfluenza
P = Parvo virus
C= Corona virus
B = Bordetella
R = Rabies    

A Comparison of Vaccination Protocols For Cats
In the course of 12 Years a cat would receive:

  Prevailing Recommendations 

of 93% of Veterinarinas

American Association of Feline Practitioners
AVMA Council On Biologic & Therapeutic Agents
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine
6 wks
8wks
12 wks
16 wks
Plp RhCv C
Plp RhCv C FeLV FIV
Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV
Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R 
Plp Rh Cv
Plp Rh Cv
Plp Rh Cv FeLV   
Plp Rh Cv Fe LV R
1yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R Plp Rh Cv FeLV R
2yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R  
3yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R  
4yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R Rh Cv FeLV R 
5yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R  
6yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R  
7yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R Rh Cv FeLV R
8yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R  
9yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R  
10yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R Rh Cv FeLV R
11yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R  
12yr Plp Rh Cv C FeLV FIV R  
Total Antigens 107 antigens 32 antigens
  135 if FIP and Bordetella added  

Plp = Distemper or panleukopenia
Rh = Rhinotracheitis
CV = Calicivirus
C= Chlamydia or pneumonitis
FeLV = Feline Leukemia viru
FIV = Feline immunosuppressive virus or Feline Aids
R = Rabies

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Veterinary Vaccination Recommendations Survey
Houston-Metroplex, Texas - February 10, 2003

Full service respondents.................................... 146    
Cat only practices .............................................  4    
Total clinics.....................................................150

Clinic had Caller ID and refused to answer questions ...4
Hang-ups - .........................................................3

 Initial series of vaccinations given @

4/6/8/12/16 weeks 11 7%
6 /8/12 /16 weeks 133 88%
8/12/16/weeks 5 3%
series extended to 20 weeks 1 0.6%

Dogs:

Parvo and corona every 6 months 25 17%
Dhpp annually 119 75%
Dhpp every 2 years 3 2%
Dhpp every 3 years. 7 5%
Dhpp at 1 yr good for life 1 0.6%
Corona puppies only 10 7%
Corona annually 97 66%
Corona every 6 month 25 16%
corona 18 12%
Lepto annually 97 66%
Lepto hunting dogs only 6 4%
No lepto for small dogs 3 2%
~*No lepto 40 27%
Lyme. 89 60%
No Lyme. 44 30%
Giardia 27 18%
~*No Giardia. 119 82%

Cats

PLPRhCV annually 137 91%
PLP RhCv every 2 years 5 3%
*PLP RhCv every 3 years 7 4%
~Plp good for life RhCv every 3 years 1 0.6%
FeLv annually 120 80%
FeLv annually high risk only 17 11%
FeLv every 2 years high risk only 5 3%
~* FeLv every 3 years high risk only 8 5%
~* Offer non adjuvanted Rabies 44 29%
~* Offer non adjuvanted PLPRhCV 11 7%
~ Offer non adjuvanted FeLV 12 8%
Offer FIP 54 36%
Offer FIV 93 62%
Offer Intranasal  RhCv 2 1.3%
~*Warning about injection
site fibrosarcoma
73 48%
~Provide handout or written informed consent 5 3%
~*Advise to remove lumps which persist 48 32%
Treat lumps with benadryl 5
Treat lumps with cortisone 1
Said injections donít cause fibrosarcomas,
not to worry
8 5%
Updating their recommendations in the near future 5 3%
Said they followed TAMU recommendations
but did not.
2 1.3%
 
 

 

 


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