Date: 2001-07-19 11:02:00 UTC
Subject: New USDA distemper vaccine
<<When you add 300 lab tested ferrets (with no reactions) to over 100
field tested animals whose people wanted to try this option (with one
ferret which reacted) you get 1 reaction in over 400 ferrets.
Compare that to the reported rate of 2 per one hundred that Fervac's
folks say they get and you have a drug that is at least 8 times safer
while effective and tested specifically for ferrets. This also
appears to be a great improvement over Galaxy.>>
My interest in the new vaccine is purely selfish - I wonder if it will be
offered for sale to individuals, as does United, or whether it will only be
sold to veterinarians. A quick search of Merial's website today shows nothing
about the new vaccine. I am more than happy to pay the same or a little more
per vaccine (right now I average about $17/box, not including shipping).
Lisa Leidig, Head Ferret
The Ferret Haven "By-the-Sea"