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New Vaccination Protocols

Recent Advances in Immunology

Because of dogs like "Katy".... Katy developed Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia ( a disease
where the body rejects its own blood) after her annual vaccinations. This syndrome
has been shown to be associated with annual vaccinations.

After 6 weeks of care the total bill was over $3000. Katy was lucky to survive. Less than 50% of dogs with Immune Mediated Hemolytic
Anemia survive.

Because of cats like 'Maria'... Maria developed an injection site  fibrosarcoma form her annual  vaccinations. This is a terminal type of cancer. Even with surgery, chemotherapy & radiation therapy, the average survival time for cats with vaccination induced fibrosarcomas is less than 3 years. Because  adjuvants in vaccines have been incriminated we have avoided adjuvanted vaccines where-ever possible for over 12 years. In order to do everything in our power to prevent fibrosarcomas, Dr Rogers and his staff do not used any adjuvanted vaccines, injectable Program, Droncit, or Depo-Medrol.

Summary of New Vaccination Protocols
bullet"Booster vaccines" or annual re-administration of modified live virus vaccines like
and parvo virus do not provide added protection. In previously
vaccinated adult animals the antibodies from previous vaccinations block the
new vaccine. Antibody levels are not increased, memory cells are not increased.
(23 a)
bulletThe duration of immunity for modified live virus vaccines like K9 Distemper and Parvovirus
have been proven to be 7 years by challenge and 15 and 7 years respectively by serology. Memory cells persist for life.(23a,23b)
bulletTiters of antibody levels do not accurately predict immunity or lack of immunity.
bulletThere is no Scientific Data to support manufacturers label directions to
re-administer MLV vaccines annually.
bulletVaccines are not harmless. In addition to IMHA and Injection Site Fibrosarcomas mentioned
 above, adverse events and reactions will be discussed with each individual
vaccine. For information on hypothyriodism HOD and chronic renal failure, see
the section on adverse reactions.
bulletModified live vaccines for diseases like Parvovirus and Distemper provide lifetime immunity
when administered to adult ( >6 mo) dogs and cats.(23)
bulletThere is no justification for vaccination of dogs for corona virus.(23)
bulletThere is little justification for annual vaccination of adult cats for Feline Leukemia. Cats
over one year of age are immune to FeLV whether they are vaccinated or not. This is age
related immunity.
bulletVaccines should not be marketed in areas of the country where the diseases are very rare.
 Leptospirosis and Lyme disease are not prevalent in Texas.
bulletThe risk for side effects outweigh the possible benefits for diseases like Feline Chlamydia ,
Canine Leptospirosis & Lyme Disease.
bulletOwners should be accurately informed of efficacy, risk vs.. benefit, prevalence of disease,
and potential side effects of each vaccine.
bulletThe USDA, APHIS, Center for Veterinary Biologics needs to revise its standards for licensing
 animal vaccines.
bulletReferences are provided. Some articles are available in their entirety in the library.
bulletPlease sign our Medical Ethics Petition to the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical
Examines and the Attorney General 's Office.
bulletWe need your help!
bulletPet lovers and pets need an advocate for the pets on the Texas State Board. We are
sponsoring several candidates.
bulletWe are also sponsoring new legislation to protect pets, promote Veterinary ethics, and
promote better Continuing Education for Veterinarians
bulletVolunteers are needed! Donations are welcome!
bulletDo you want your  local Department of Public Health to change its requirements for Rabies vaccinations to every three years? We can help.
  To learn more about immunology & our new recommendations, please read on

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