May 31, 2013

Distemper Vaccine: One Shot Provides Lifetime Immunity

Recent vaccinology studies suggests that one distemper vaccination between 12 and 14 weeks provides immunity for a dog's life. Dogs Naturally Magazine reports on this new study from Dr. Ronald Schultz, University of Wisconsin Veterinary School:

In a study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, renowned veterinary infectious disease expert Dr Ronald Schultz vaccinated puppies with just one dose of distemper vaccine just four hours prior to placing the puppies in a room with distemper infected dogs. All of the puppies (which were vaccinated at 12 weeks), were protected against distemper in this challenge study.
In fact, the distemper vaccine works so well, that it can even be given up to three days post exposure to healthy puppies and still offer protection.

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