Several links about vaccination
As part of a minimum disease prevention program, every dog should receive
CPV-2, CDV, CAV-2 and rabies vaccines at least one time at or after the age
of 12 weeks (Table 2). If that were the only vaccination a dog ever
received, and the products used were modified live CPV-2, CDV, CAV-2 and a
3-year killed rabies, the dog would have a >80% probability of developing
immunity to those four viruses for 3 or more years..................
Coronavirus vaccines - Although approximately 50% of practices routinely
use coronavirus vaccine, most vaccine experts agree that this vaccine is not
needed. Some experts consider CCV vaccines useless.
(Jean Dodds protocol)
For breeds or families of dogs susceptible to or effected with immune
dysfunction, immune-mediated disease, immune-reactions associated with
vaccinations, or autoimmune endocrine disease (e.g., thyroiditis, Addison's
or Cushing's disease, diabetes, etc.), the following protocol is
recommended: see link for table ...
.....After 1 year, annually measure serum antibody titers against specific
canine infectious agents such as distemper and parvovirus. This is
especially recommended for animals previously experiencing adverse vaccine
reactions or breeds at higher risk for such reactions (e.g., Weimaraner,
Akita, American Eskimo, Great Dane)...........
...............I do NOT use Bordetella, corona virus, leptospirosis or Lyme
vaccines unless these diseases are endemic in the local area pr specific
kennel. Futhermore, the currently licensed leptospira bacterins do not
contain the serovars causing the majority of clinical leptospirosis today
"Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a modified live
virus vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it produces an immunity which
is good for the life of the pet (ie: canine distemper, parvo, feline
distemper). If another MLV vaccine is given a year later, the antibodies
from the first vaccine neutralize the antigens of the second vaccine and
there is little or no effect. The titer is not "boosted" nor are more
memory cells induced.
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For example, at 14 weeks of age, less than 5% of pups would have maternally
derived antibody interference with one or more components in a combination
vaccine, whereas at 6 weeks of age, more than 50 % of pups would be unable
to mount an active immune response to one or more components in the vaccine
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