Message Number: YG2007 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sue M.
Date: 2001-04-01 18:27:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Titers

I also believe another problem with doing titers is this...

how much longer will the ferret BE at that titer? For another year?
for half that year? For a month? Another week?

More importantly for's the LAW for the yearly rabies
vaccine and if you don't follow it, it COULD mean the life of your
ferret should someone claim to have been bitten or scratched. It's
the rabid (and often misinformed) public officials that put our loved
fuzzies at risk much more than than the actual illness.

Essentially it comes down to this...instead of saying that vets are
money-grubbing propaganda mongers (I know of a few that are, but
it's horribly unkind to lump them together with the average vet and
the exceptional vets that give their time and knowledge to this list
and others who go out of the way for our fuzzies). We need to
politely but persistantly insist to the companies that we want
further research.

Since that research isn't likely to be immediately (and perhaps not
ever) forthcoming then people need to take it on themselves to do it
and commit to doing titers, and at various times after the
vaccination (or the next vaccination is due) and making that
information available to others so collective findings can be looked
at we *and our vets* can start seeing what's going on.

Sue M.