Message Number: YG2076 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-04-03 00:12:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Titers

Sue wrote:
>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?

Yes, and is it high enough to prevent Canine Distemper (CD) or merely
to reduce the effects? Our vet who moved last year had a client
several years back who was talked into trying a holistic vaccine.
The problem was that it didn't work. She wound up with CD in her
business. The ones who had not had standard vaccines all died; there
were several who had received standard vaccines something like three
year before. Those several individuals survived but with very real
damage for the rest of their lives.

Would the titers give an accurate enough account of whether there is
actual protection (taking into account that nothing is 100% in this
life...)? I do not know the answer to this question.