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I'm not Jack but I'll answer.
Profit motives aren't the big issue,withthe vets I have seen.

More than the money issue, I know many vets and doctors,that keep doing the same thing exactly like they always have, because that is the way they were taught and the way they have always done it.
Oh yes, and they do not want to be questioned as their word has been law so long.
Paulette~
"I know that most men, including those at ease with ... woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives."

I'll give in and ask for that simple explanation. Have theories on which simple explanation you think applies here (profit motive for example), but don't quite know if that's what you meant.

Suja, I do think the profit motive was/is at least partly responsible (primarily because I have had several vets tell me so). But the main culprits were/are the usual suspects, i.e., close-mindedness and embarrassment.

Handsome "Jack" Morrison
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Q: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation. A: Why is top posting frowned upon?
Oh yes, and they do not want to be questioned as their word has been law so long. Paulette~

The above description does not fit my wonderful Vet at all.

She never minds if I question her. Like when I insisted on a skin scraping of Reznor's face. She thought it to not be necessary but I didn't see the harm
in finding out for sure.
And she was not in the least insulted by me insisting.
Gwen
I'll give in and ask for that simple explanation.

my take was that it's difficult for people to change their belief systems (e.g. traditional vaccine protocol) when confronted with new, contradictory evidence, because they often have a lot of ego invested in protecting and disseminating their beliefs. there's a certain amount of truth in that.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
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She never minds if I question her. Like when I insisted on a skin scraping of Reznor's face. She thought ... see the harm in finding out for sure. And she was not in the least insulted by me insisting. Gwen

Well that is how a vet or anyone should be GWen.
What I was responding to though was a quote that Jack used and I was writing what I felt it meant.
Paulette~
Our beloved vet who was much liked and trusted, has moved, and it looks like we'll have to start with ... also says that you should rely on your vet to develop a protocol that is suitable for your dog. Help!

In case no one has posted this one yet
(Sorry, I glanced through a bunch of posts, but didn't see it) This is the protocol piece out of CSU that I gave to my own vets (ie. co-workers!):
http://www.vth.colostate.edu/vth/savp2.html
Shelly & The Boys
@lakeread01:
It doesn't come out and support a different vaccine schedule, but gives me enough ammo, just in case we need it.

Here's another for ya, Suja: http://www.iconnect.net/home/svz/vax.htm

-Abby
Pems, Aussie, and a Pug
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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.

Suja, you do know that titres are not shown to be a reliable source of levels of immunity for dogs, right? It just shows the levels of antibody in the blood at the time of the blood draw. This is why many practitioners do not accept them as a valid means of "proving" immunity right now. Just not enough studies to show what exactly titres are telling us, if anything at all. IMO, and this is just MO, every three years is a good protocol, and titres are not particularly needed.

-Abby
Pems, Aussie, and a Pug
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I want to do a titer for a couple of ... the studies are always done on dogs with known history.

Suja, you do know that titres are not shown to be a reliable source of levels of immunity for dogs, right? It just shows the levels of antibody in the blood at the time of the blood draw.

..Doing titers 2 weeks after a vaccination will give you the proof you need the dog has seroconverted.
http://www.caberfeidh.com/Titers.htm
http://www.caberfeidh.com/Revax.htm
For the OP - other discussions on vaccinations:
http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2002&PID=2614&Catego ry=418
http://dvmnewsmagazine.com/dvm/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=35188 http://www.critterchat.net/vet vacs study.htm
http://www.homestead.com/vonhapsburg/haywardstudyonvaccines.html

buglady
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