The World Small Animal Veterinary Association Recommends Canine VacciCheck

May 16, 2013, 09:00 ET from BioGal

KIBBUTZ GALED, Israel, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Vaccination Guidelines Group has recently published the "Vaccination Guidelines for New Puppy Owners".

The guidelines' aim is to ensure that dogs are protected from infectious disease, while reducing the number of vaccines that are given routinely.

As part of this aim, the WSAVA Vaccinating Guidelines Group discussed the benefits of using Canine VacciCheck:

"Two new in-practice titre-testing kits are now available which will allow your vet to do a titre test very quickly, without sending the blood sample to a laboratory. Ask your vet to look into this less expensive option. One kit is called VacciCheck (Biogal Laboratories) and the other is called TiterCheck (Zoetis)."

CLICK HERE to read the full article, which can be downloaded as a PDF document.

The WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group also stated that "we should vaccinate against the core diseases no more frequently than every three years. This is often taken to mean that we should vaccinate every three years - but this is not the case. If the dog is already immune to these three core diseases, re-vaccinating will not add any extra immunity.

The WSAVA supports the use of titre testing."


About Canine VacciCheck

The Canine VacciCheck kit is used as a diagnostic tool to evaluate the antibody response to the core vaccination or infection by Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Canine Parvovirus and Canine Distemper Virus.

Canine VacciCheck has been described by Professor Ronald Schultz as "a cost effective, user friendly and expedient titer test".

Canine VacciCheck is unique, as it quantitatively checks for all three core vaccines. This is carried out as a single test in a vet clinic, veterinary lab, animal shelter, with results available in 21 minutes.

For shelter hepatitis, parvo or distemper outbreaks, VacciCheck rapidly and cheaply tests populations that are susceptible to or protected from these diseases. This allows many animals, which might otherwise have been euthanized, to live.

Click Here for a Review of VacciCheck by Professor Ronald Schultz.

Click Here to view how Canine VacciCheck can save lives in Animal Shelters (from The Maddies Fund).


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