Friday, August 14, 2015

Veterinary Highlights: No More Annual Rabies Boosters?

Scientists at Kansas State University have modified the test that measures immune response to rabies virus.

They assert that the test provides a valid indication of the dog's resistance to the rabies virus. If the titer test measures 0.5 IU/mL or higher, the dog should be considered protected and might need a booster only if exposed to the rabies virus.

While not yet accepted by national veterinary organizations, hopefully it will eventually decrease or eliminate the need for rabies booster shots.

Source article:
Annual Pet Vaccinations May Be Reduced With KSU Test

Further reading:
Test offered by Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab may help decrease yearly pet vaccines

Related articles:
Rabies Challenge Fund

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