"A titer is a blood test that measures the amount of disease fighting anti-bodies in the blood at the time the blood is drawn."
Vets who try to protect animals from over vaccination use them in a variety of ways. Google "The Rabies Challenge". There is a trial that is now being lead by Jean Dodds DVM and other vets to prove that one vaccination is sufficient for the live time of an animal and that multiple vaccinations and boosters are often dangerous and damaging. This subject is highly controversial because if it is proven that we have been over vaccinating our pets, the economic impact on the veterinarian community and the pharmaceutical industry will be profound. Yearly checkups for shots and boosters has been the foundation of many practices. Changing the protocol from every year to every three years has met enormous resistance. You have to admire vets who are willing to challenge their profession and major drug lobbies, for the well being of animals. _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org