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--- Jane Lyons <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> 
> >
> This information was released today. Because yearly
> vaccinations are  
> the primary source of income for many
> veterinarian practices, and because pharmaceutical
> companies have  
> lobbied against this protocol, this has
> been a long time coming. This version is a
> compromise, but  
> nevertheless the danger of over vaccination and
> of many vaccines is beginning to be acknowledged.
> There are many vets who, prior to this protocol, do
> not vaccinate for  
> Feline Leukemia because of ineffective
> results and sometimes lethal consequences.
> Jane
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> 
> 
> > Dr. Dodd's vaccination protocol is now being 
> adopted by ALL 27 North
> > American veterinary schools.  I highly  recommend
> that you read
> > this.  Copy and save it to your  files.  Print it
> and pass it out at
> > dog fairs, cat shows, kennel  club meetings, dog
> parks, give a copy
> > to your veterinarian and  groomer, etc.
> >
> > Get the word out. ~~~~
> >
> > VACCINATION NEWS  FLASH
> >
> > I would like to make you aware that all 27
> veterinary  schools in
> > North America are in the process of changing their
>  protocols for
> > vaccinating dogs and cats. Some of this
> information will  present an
> > ethical & economic challenge to vets, and there
> will be  skeptics.
> >
> > Some organizations have come up with a political 
> compromise
> > suggesting vaccinations every 3 years to appease
> those who  fear loss
> > of income vs. those concerned about potential side
> > effects.  Politics, traditions, or the doctor's
> economic well being
> > should not  be a factor in medical decision.
> >
> > NEW PRINCIPLES OF  IMMUNOLOGY
> > "Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 
> months.  If a
> > modified live virus vaccine is given after 6
> months  of age, it
> > produces an immunity which is good for the life of
> the pet  (ie:
> > canine Distemper, Parvo, Feline distemper).  If
> another MLV  vaccine
> > is given a year later, the antibodies from the
> first
> > vaccine  neutralize the antigens of the second
> vaccine, and there is
> > little or  no effect. The titer is not "boosted"
> nor are more memory
> > cells  induced." Not only are annual boosters for
> parvo and
> > distemper  unnecessary, they subject the pet to
> potential risks of
> > allergic  reactions, and immune-mediated hemolytic
> anemia.  "There is
> > no  scientific documentation to back up label
> claims for
> > annual  administration of MLV vaccines."  Puppies
> receive
> > antibodies  through their mothers milk.  This
> natural protection can
> > last  8-14 weeks.
> >
> > Puppies & kittens should NOT be vaccinated at 
> LESS than 8
> > weeks.  Maternal immunity will neutralize the 
> vaccine, and little
> > protection (0-38%) will be produced. Vaccination 
> at 6 weeks will,
> > however, delay the timing of the first highly 
> effective
> > vaccine.  Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart
> suppress  rather than
> > stimulate the immune system.  A series of 
> vaccinations is given
> > starting at 8 weeks and given 3-4 weeks apart up 
> to 16 weeks of
> > age.  Another vaccination given sometime after 6 
> months of age
> > (usually at 1 year 4 mo) will provide Lifetime 
> immunity.
> >
> >
> >   CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR  DOGS
> > Distemper & Parvo
> > "According to Dr. Schultz, AVMA,  8-15-95, when a
> vaccinations series
> > given at 2, 3 & 4 months and  again at 1 year with
> a MLV, puppies and
> > kitten program memory cells  that survive for
> life, providing
> > lifelong immunity." Dr. Carmichael at  Cornell and
> Dr. Schultz have
> > studies showing immunity against  challenge at
> 2-10 years for canine
> > distemper & 4 years for  parvovirus. Studies for
> longer duration are
> > pending.  "There are  no new strains of parvovirus
> as one mfg. would
> > like to suggest.   Parvovirus vaccination provides
> cross immunity for
> > all types."   Hepatitis (Adenovirus) is one of the
> agents known to be
> > a cause of  kennel cough.  Only vaccines with
> CAV-2 should be used as
> > CAV-1  vaccines carry the risk of "hepatitis
> blue-eye" reactions &
> > kidney  damage.
> >
> > Bordetella Parainfluenza: Commonly called "Kennel 
> cough" Recommended
> > only for those dogs boarded, groomed, taken to dog
>  shows, or for any
> > reason housed where exposed to a lot of dogs. The 
> intranasal vaccine
> > provides more complete and more rapid onset of 
> immunity with less
> > chance of reaction.  Immunity requires 72  hours,
> and does not
> > protect from every cause of kennel cough. Immunity
>  is of short
> > duration (4 to 6 months).
> >
> >   RABIES
> > There  have been no reported cases of rabid dogs
> or cats in
> > Harris,  Montogomery or Ft. Bend Counties [Texas],
> there have been
> > rabid skunks  and bats so the potential exists. It
> is a killed
> > vaccine and must be  given every year.
> >
> > Lyme disease is a tick born disease which can 
> cause lameness, kidney
> > failure and heart disease in dogs.  Ticks  can
> also transmit the
> > disease to humans. The original Ft. Dodge killed 
> bacteria has proven
> > to be the most effective vaccine. Lyme disease 
> prevention should
> > emphasize early removal of ticks. Amitraz collars 
> are more effective
> > than Top Spot, as amitraz paralyzes the tick's 
> mouth parts
> > preventing transmission of disease.
> >
> > VACCINATIONS  NOT RECOMMENDED
> > Multiple components in vaccines compete with each 
> other for the
> > immune system, and result in lesser immunity for
> each  individual
> > disease, as well as increasing the risk of a
> reaction.  Canine Corona
> > Virus is only a disease of puppies.  It is rare, 
> self limiting (dogs
> > get well in 3 days without treatment). Cornell  &
> Texas A&M have only
> > diagnosed one case each in the last 7  years.
> Corona virus does not
> > cause disease in adult  dogs.
> >
> > Leptospirosis vaccine is a common cause of adverse
>  reactions in
> > dogs. Most of the clinical cases of lepto reported
> in  dogs in the US
> > are caused by serovaars (or types) grippotyphosa
> > and  bratsilvia.  The vaccines contain different
> serovaars
> > eanicola  and ictohemorrhagica.  Cross protection
> is not provided,
> > and  protection is short lived.  Lepto vaccine is
> immuno-supressive
> > to  puppies less than 16 weeks.
> >
> > VACCINATIONS NOT  RECOMMENDED
> > Multiple components in vaccines compete with each
> other  for the
> > immune system, and result in lesser immunity for
> each 
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