|08-15-2013 08:04 AM|
I think this Q & A is important for people to read when contemplating the risky Lepto vaccination.
Question: My veterinarian believes anytime dogs are in contact with water that they are at HIGH risk for contracting leptospirosis.
Dr. Dodds Answer: Not so. Most Leptospirosis strains (there are about 200) do not cause disease, and of the seven clinically important strains, only four — L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, and L. pomona serovars — are found in today’s vaccines. So, exposure risk depends upon which serovars of Lepto have been documented to cause clinical leptospirosis in the area where you live. You can call the county health department or local animal control and ask.
|08-15-2013 07:37 AM|
Dr. Dodd's Q & A
I know alot of us follow Dr. Dodd's vaccine protocol or use it as a guide, maybe not mirroring it exactly. She also discusses titer testing. Thought it was worth sharing.
Dr. Jean Dodds' Pet Health Resource Blog | Frequently Asked Questions about Titers and Vaccination Protocol by Dr. Dodds