Evaluation of the efficacy and duration of immunity of a canine combination vaccine against virulent parvovirus, infectious canine hepatitis virus, and distemper virus experimental challenges.
Abdelmagid OY, Larson L, Payne L, Tubbs A, Wasmoen T, Schultz R.
Schering-Plough Animal Health, Research and Development, 21401 West Center Road, Elkhorn, NE, USA.
The results obtained from this study confirmed that dogs vaccinated subcutaneously with a commercially available multivalent vaccine containing modified-live Canine Distemper Virus (CDV), Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2), Canine Parvovirus Type 2b (CPV-2b) and Canine Parainfluenza Virus (CPI) antigens were protected against sequential experimental challenge by virulent canine parvovirus type 2b, infectious canine hepatitis virus, and canine distemper virus administered 55-57 month after initial vaccination given at 7-8 weeks of age. All 10 vaccinates (100%) were protected against clinical diseases and mortality following parvovirus and infectious canine hepatitis experimental infections. All vaccinates (100%) were protected against mortality and (90%) were protected against clinical disease following distemper challenge. Therefore, the data obtained from this study supports at least 4 year duration of immunity for these three "core" fractions in the combination vaccine.
Thank you, Betsy. That is sort of what I gleaned from the post. just needed someone to break it down for me, into something easier to follow.
Even tho I have owned four bassets over a thirty five year span, I have learned so much from this site. Never in my life have I heard of expressing a dog's anal glands, for goodness sakes! Did I miss something all these years, or was I just lucky?? At least I know what to watch for ! Thanks again, Sandy