Message Number: YG3756 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-05-19 21:59:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] question re: vaccinations/3 year

> sue wrote:
> I'm a bit confused on this one, maybe one of the doctors on here can
> help. Last time I took my cats in for their shots , the vet here told
> me that they are 3 year vaccines, meaning they are good for 3 years.
> Then why do I have to get them their shots every year? Is this true,
> are there vaccinations that last for 3 years. If so, then why can't we
> get the ferrets their shots every 3 years? It would be less stressful
> both to the ferret and the owner since so many have reactions.

IMRAB-3 which is the approved rabies vaccine for ferrets is approved for
3 year use on dogs and cats, but only yearly for ferrets. Even so,
Florida requires that all pets be vaccinated yearly anyway.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde