Message Number: YG2135 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-04-03 20:41:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Titers

Just a clarification: our vet TREATED the sick ferrets, but he was
NOT the person who convinced the individual to abandon the known
effective vaccines. He was just heart sick over those poor
creatures, and I gather that the person who had them also was and
tried hard to do whatever was possible for them.

>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.