New Strains of Distemper Detected?
Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:49 PM
Anyone familiar with specifics of this new strain? It states that pet owners should update their pets' distemper vaccines. Is there a different vaccine to address this particular strain or is the suggestion referring to the existing distemper vaccines? My understanding is that once dogs have been vaccinated and boosted with the canine distemper vaccine additional vaccinations confer no increase in immunity to those individuals. Just trying to figure out how to protect my pack best.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:39 PM
These 2 contradictory statements say it all for me. That and the fact they say it's a UK strain......grain of salt, imo.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:26 PM
There are several statements in this press release that are not phrased as well as they could be (don't see anything about the UK, though), but I couldn't logically conclude on that basis that it should be ignored.
Nancy asks a good question, though, and unfortunately I don't know the answer.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:35 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:14 PM
Some of the smaller groups around here seem to see less cases of uri's in general since the vaccinations for the influenza are being given.
Also, I have always been told there are no definite tests for distemper?
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