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Vaccine Issues & WSAVA Guidelines 2015-2017

Dr. Jean Dodds recently gave two invited lectures on vaccine issues and guidelines for veterinarians in Israel. She would like to thank BioGal Galed Laboratories and the Israel Veterinary Medical Association for the opportunity and the wonderful time! The following is a summary of the discussion. Update on Vaccine Issues & Guidelines (2015-2017) World Small…

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AAHA Vaccination Guidelines 2017 for Dogs Review

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recently released its latest vaccination guidelines for dogs. The association’s primary vaccination protocol has been slightly changed since the last revision in 2011. These updates, while not readily apparent, are still significant. Before we delve into those changes, let’s review the core vaccination protocol compared to the one I…

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More on Vaccinations and Small Dog Vaccine Pilot Study

Our recent article and Press Release on the small adult dog pilot study using a half-dose bivalent vaccine booster has generated lots of comments. We thought it would be useful, therefore, to give readers more specific details regarding the background science and rationale behind the completed pilot study. Background Summary There is little doubt that application…

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Changes Sought to Rabies Vaccination Laws Based on Scientific Research

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) became the first national veterinary organization to support efforts by Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) to improve rabies testing with a modified screening test to determine if veterinary patients need to receive rabies booster vaccinations to maintain protective immunity. The AHVMA and its members have long expressed…

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Rabies: The Science & the Current Law

There is the science behind having sufficient rabies immunity; then, there is the current United States law on rabies vaccinations for dogs. To synchronize the law with the science, the Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust (RCF) is financing clinical trials to extend the legally required interval for rabies boosters to 5 and then 7 years.…

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Mercury-induced inflammation: Yet another example of asia syndrome

Mercury-induced inflammation: Yet another example of asia syndrome http://www.ima.org.il/FilesUpload/IMAJ/0/67/33611.pdf Dr. Dodds advocates the use of thimerosol (mercury) free rabies vaccines. Mercury added to killed, inactivated vaccines given to people and animals create an increased risk of adverse immune-mediated disease reactions. Recent published studies from Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld’s laboratory at Tel-Aviv University in Israel have documented…

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