Making Sense of Vaccines – Fact From Fiction

AAHA and AVMA have subscribed to research almost thirty years old to suggest three year immunization cycles. Even the few Universities which also subscribe to this admit there is no such thing as a a three year vaccine. The problem is, that it’s not “one size fits all” and there are numerous diseases to be immunized against (OR NOT immunized against) and so putting all shots into a “every three year” versus “every one year” basket is nonsense. My vote goes with the schools that fail to commit. Or cite articles like this one, which reveal a lot of what’s actually known.

Here’s the break out of Universities and Vet Schools that ENDORSE ONE YEAR, ENDORSE THREE YEAR, or DO NOT COMMIT

Percentages:

  • 15% endorse 3 year protocols
  • 15% endorse annual protocols
  • 70% of Vet Schools do not commit, in fact specifically avoiding the advisement of vaccination intervals on their web sites.

Auburn Vet School: DO NOT COMMIT
https://www.tuskegee.edu DO NOT COMMIT
UCDavis ENDORSE THREE YEAR
https://pethealthcenter.westernu.edu/wellness/ DO NOT COMMIT
https://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu ENDORSE ONE YEAR
https://vet.uga.edu/hospital – DO NOT COMMIT
https://vetmed.illinois.edu/animal-care/vth/ ENDORSE ONE YEAR

Is there a good argument for a three year or at least distanced immunization protocol for some dogs on some diseases? ABSOLUTELY

Purdue: ” vaccination is no longer a necessity every year in all cases. ”
https://vetmed.iastate.edu/vmc/small-animal/primary-care – DO NOT COMMIT
http://www.vet.k-state.edu/vhc/services/phc/vaccinations.html ENDORSE ONE YEAR
https://cvm.msu.edu/hospital/services/primary-care DO NOT COMMIT
https://www.vmcpublic.umn.edu/clienthandouts/ DO NOT COMMIT
http://www.cvm.msstate.edu/19-animal-health-center/352-vaccine-considerations DO NOT COMMIT
vhc.missouri.edu/small-animal-hospital DO NOT COMMIT
https://www2.vet.cornell.edu DO NOT COMMIT
https://www.ncsu.edu/ DO NOT COMMIT
http://search.okstate.edu/index.htm?q=vaccination DO NOT COMMIT
http://www.vet.upenn.edu/ DO NOT COMMIT
https://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/vaccination-guidelines-2016/ ENDORSE THREE YEAR (Citing AAHA marketing material)
http://vth.vetmed.wsu.edu/client-information/sa-vaccines ENDORSE THREE YEAR (Citing AAHA marketing material)
http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/ DO NOT COMMIT
http://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/pet-talk/vaccinating-your-pet DO NOT COMMIT

ALL these institutions and other organization blame just a few panels for the idea of three year immunizations. No charted organization cites ANY research.

  1. The American Association of Feline Practitioners Vaccination Advisory Panel
  2. 2011 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines
  3. World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Vaccine Guidelines-2010

There’s hope:    I found an excellent document that discusses the facts and fiction of immunization protocols which in some cases supports the three year supposition, and in some cases, renders it ridiculous.

Read About Immunization / Over and Under Vaccination Here.   Dr. Ford.

This is also actually quite good, and quite current: http://vth.vetmed.wsu.edu/client-information/sa-vaccines

Is there a good argument for a three year or at least distanced immunization protocol for some dogs on some diseases? ABSOLUTELY

For Your Consideration:

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