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This was posted on our pet diabetes board and wanted to share..
Terry and sweet Angel Missy


New Vaccine Protocol Accepted by all 27 Vet Schools
>> NEW!!! VACCINATION PROTOCOL
>> by Dr. Jean Dodd
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> All of the 27 Vet Universities in the US have followed the immunization
>> protocol as suggested by Dr. Dodd for years. All of these Hospitals will
>> be changing their Vaccination Programs apparently. This is welcome news
>> and you should print this out and take it with you to your Vet should you
>> need reinforcement against over-vaccination.
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>> VACCINATION NEWSFLASH [CIMDA support] RE; J DODDS VACCINE PROTOCOL
>> I would like to make you aware that all 27 veterinary schools in North
>> America are in the process of changing their protocols for vaccinating
>> dogs and cats. Some of this information will present an ethical &
>> economic challenge to Vets, and there will be skeptics. Some
>> organizations have come up with a political compromise suggesting
>> vaccinations every 3 years to appease those who fear loss of income vs.
>> those concerned about potential side effects. Politics, traditions, or
>> the doctors economic well-being should not be a factor in a medical
>> decision.
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>> NEW PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNOLOGY
>> 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 immunity, which
>> is good for the life of the pet (i.e.: 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. Not only are annual boosters for parvo and
>> distemper unnecessary, they subject the pet to potential risks of
>> allergic reactions and immune-mediated haemolytic anemia. There is no
>> scientific documentation to back up label claims for annual
>> administration of MLV vaccines. Puppies receive antibodies through their
>> mothers milk. This natural protection can last 8 - 14 weeks. Puppies &
>> kittens should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8 weeks. Maternal immunity
>> will neutralize the vaccine and little protection (0-38%) will be
>> produced.
>> Vaccination at 6 weeks will, however, DELAY the timing of the first
>> highly effective vaccine. Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart SUPPRESS
>> rather than stimulate the immune system. A series of vaccinations is
>> given starting at 8 weeks and given 3-4 weeks apart up to 16 weeks of
>> age. Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months of age (usually at
>> l year 4 mo) will provide LIFETIME IMMUNITY.
>>
 

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we vaccinate every three years at school and i have heard nothing of this so i will ask when i go back next week.
 

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ok so i thought this sounded a little fishy, so i searched VIN (veterinary information network) about this and aparently someone wrote this up and some facts are not true ..one veterinary internist made these comments:

>>> All of the 27 vet universities in the US have followed the
immunization protocol as suggested by Dr. Dodd for years. <<< No, this is not true.

>>> Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 months. <<< Their immune systems are fully capable of response by 6 weeks of age.

>>> 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. <<< This is true whenever the animal if fully immune, just as maternal AB will block an immune response.

>>> Not only are annual boosters for parvo and distemper unecessary, <<< This is true if the animal has been adequately immunized already.

>>> There is no scientific documentation to back up label claims for annual administration of MLV vaccines <<< This is true, in fact the scientific literature increasingly demonstrates long duration of immunity.

>>> This natural protection can last 8 - 14 weeks. <<< Yes, but most pups and kittens can and will respond well to vaccination by 8 weeks of age.

>>> Puppies & kittens should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8 weeks. <<< 6 weeks is the earliest recommended for pups and kittens that have received maternal AB.

>>> Vaccination at 6 weeks will, however, DELAY the timing of the first highly effective vaccine. <<< This is not true.

>>> Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart SUPPRESS rather than stimulate the immune system. <<< They do not suppress but they will not be effective because the immune system is already responding maximally and cannot respond to another stimulus at this time.

>>> A series of vaccinations is given starting at 8 weeks and given 3-4 weeks apart up to 16 weeks of age. <<< This is the usual protocol and is most effective although it can be started as early as 6 weeks if need be.

>>> Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months of age (usually at l year 4 mo) will provide LIFETIME IMMUNITY. <<< This is probably true for some antigens. In fact good puppy or kittenhood vaccination may provide lifetime immunity for some antigens.

another vet stated this: Obviously Dr Dodds did not write the letter sent out. She has far more tact and style than to attack motives and ethics of veterinarians as this letter does in the first two paragraphs.

Please note that Dr Dodds also recommends ANNUAL testing for parvo and distemper titers


sorry to have to make this not true..it would be good if we didnt have to stick them so much.
 

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Sorry if I posted mis-information.
I do want to note though that I don't believe the "quote" referring to the veterinary "ethics" was part of the actual "report.. and inserted as a personal opinion of origional poster.. NOT Dr Dodd. I wanted to make that clear as I understand it.
I have asked the gal to post the source of the info.

again ...sorry!

I had so hoped the news was true.
When we titered Missy for rabies this past spring... the result, was 1:1000 ( 1:5 being considered 'good" protection) She had always gotten the 3 year rabies.

Terry and my sweet Angel Missy
 

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many vets were posting on VIN wanting to know if it were true..not ur fault..no need to apologize.
 

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well, i think if you do your research, you will find many vets supporting both sides of this. i personally take my dog to a holistic vet who practices minimal vaccinations (parvo and distemper at 12 and 14 weeks, no annual shots after that) and with the research i've done i think that the holistic way makes a lot of sense. i know a lot of people here feed their dog holistic dog food and take advice from holistic vets in terms of nutrition, and i tend to follow what they say with vaccinations also..
 
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