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Gwen you are very good at this!
Now how come you do not know how to find old posts?

BTW, I know you and yours looked great at the show the other day!

A perfect match!
Woofs
Paulette~
Gwen you are very good at this!

Not always.
Here is another link that looks very informative.
Hopefully at least one will help Suja in her
quest.
http://www.labbies.com/immun.htm
Now how come you do not know how to find old posts?

I guess it never interested me enough?
BTW, I know you and yours looked great at the show the other day! A perfect match!

It was fun as well as quite the learning experience.

And I must get that movie "Best in Breed" or
so I am told by many.
Gwen
Oh OK. I though it had.; )
BTW, I know you and yours looked great at the show the other day! A perfect match!

It was fun as well as quite the learning experience.You bet! And I must get that movie "Best in Breed" or so I am told by many. Gwen

Yes, well it is a favourite of mi ne, as I KNOW so many of these anal types, especially the yuppie ACK couple who had the Weim!

I CANNOT stand people like this and unfortunately these are the ones I deal with a lot.
Paulette~
ACVM? do you mean the AVMA?

D'oh! That'd explain why I couldn't find it, wouldn't it?
http://www.avma.org/policies/vaccination.htm

It doesn't come out and support a different vaccine schedule, but gives me enough ammo, just in case we need it.
Suja
Here's something from IVIS, the International Veterinary Information Service:

http://www.ivis.org/advances/Infect Dis Carmichael/schultz/chapter frm.asp?LA=1

or
http://tinyurl.com/spek
You have to register, but it's free, they don't send you spam, and it's a really great resource that is actually intended for continuing education for veterinarians, not for laypeople.
For most of the standard vaccs, I wouldn't even bother with titers. The core vaccines have been shown in numerous studies to be effective for at least seven years (and probably longer, possibly for the lifetime of the animal the only reason we don't know is that seven years is as long as the studies have been thus far). The exception is rabies the law in PA is every three years, after the first vaccination and a booster a year later. I had titers done on Solo but I think it was a waste of money. There's no reason to titer for rabies because legally, a titer document means nothing and the every three years schedule is well-supported.

Melanie Lee Chang > Form ever follows function. Departments of Anthropology and Biology >
University of Pennsylvania > Louis Sullivan (Email Removed) >
Depends on the state. I found Texas on the department of health site.

Dang - I know I had looked up the actual study. There is a "puppy mill" site (sorry) that actually has the who Academy study on it.. But I can't believe that I did not save it.
I take it there is no way to get the records from the old vet?
Here's something from IVIS, the International Veterinary Information Service: http://www.ivis.org/advances/Infect Dis Carmichael/schultz/chapter frm.asp?LA=1

Awesome! Thank you, Melanie.
For most of the standard vaccs, I wouldn't even bother with titers. The core vaccines have been shown in numerous ... the only reason we don't know is that seven years is as long as the studies have been thus far).

I want to do a titer for a couple of different reasons. The first is my peace of mind, because his vaccine history as a puppy is completely unknown, and I'm assuming that the studies are always done on dogs with known history. I want confirmation that whatever is shown to be true with dogs that have had proper puppy vaccine schedule holds true of mutts with no known history. The second is that if we ever had to board him, Khan would definitely need at least titers. Plus, he comes into contact with lots of dogs, so in the interest of everyone involved, it is best to do this at this point, I think.
The exception is rabies the law in PA is every three years, after the first vaccination and a booster ... reason to titer for rabies because legally, a titer document means nothing and the every three years schedule is well-supported.

Yup. Getting the dog licensed requires proof of rabies, and a titer is not an accepted substitute. IIRC, Khan's not due for his rabies shot for another year.
Suja
D'oh! That'd explain why I couldn't find it, wouldn't it?

it might! it certainly threw *me* off.
http://www.avma.org/policies/vaccination.htm

It doesn't come out and support a different vaccine schedule, but gives me enough ammo, just in case we need it.

i'm not sure why you'd "need" it, as it's up to you whether or not your dog is vaccinated. i've yet to be second guessed by a vet on my vaccination choices, even for my old cats who get *no* vax. i just go in and tell them exactly what i want and they go pokey-pokey, it'll be this much, thanks and have a nice day.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
i'm not sure why you'd "need" it, as it's up to you whether or not your dog is vaccinated. i've ... tell them exactly what i want and they go pokey-pokey, it'll be this much, thanks and have a nice day.

Well, the vet practice comes highly recommended, and I really liked all the people I've met so far, but I haven't met the vet yet. Some vets can be really old fashioned and I'm not sure what this particular one is like. I don't want her to think that I'm pulling this out my ass, 'cause they're much less likely to give you grief if they realize that you may have actually done research. Generally speaking, I ask them what they think of something first, and have discussions based on their responses. I don't know enough to do their job (in general), and do take their feedback into account before making decisions.

Suja
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