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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2012-01-23 18:51:35 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] re: a bit more on Neovac

Yes, that it how it used to be here for all CD vaccines. The problems then include:
1. Effectiveness unknown
2. Working dose levels unknown
3. Complications unknown
4. If the cell lines used in vaccine production change to being ferret cell lines then the vaccine can actually give CD to the ferrets (so it is incredibly important to check that before each purchase).

You CAN get around the first and second and accumulate useful data if people get TITERS done. Here in the U.S. I know that Cornell does titers for ferrets. If you find a university there which does them for dogs perhaps the experts there can coordinate with the experts at Cornell if they have not before done titers on ferret blood? Titers are costly but useful. We do them on our adult ferrets and do not vaccinate the ones with high titer levels. In fact, we will be having them done again this year, probably in early Spring.

This reminds me to check to see if the new veterinary article on CD in ferrets in the UK has abstracts up yet. I sent their title and author info to the FHL a few days ago. You can also find it here and there is no abstract included, yet:

On Jan 23, 2012, at 12:09 PM, jill perry wrote:

> All CD vaccines used in the UK are dog vaccines - nothing is licensed for ferrets so all are unchallenged

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:
all ferret topics:

"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)

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