All Creatures Every Spine
Dr. Amy Hayek DVM, CAC, CVA
Dr. Bill Ormston DVM, CAC, DVETHOM
Who are vaccines for?
Vaccines are approved for use in healthy animals. Health is the level of functional and metabolic efficiency of a living being. Any use of vaccines in animals with a recent history of disease must be considered extra-label use and requires a prescription. If you animal friends have had any kind of infection or inflammation in the past 6 months, they may not be considered healthy.
Inflammation is a complex response to environmental stimulus. In order for your animals’ vaccination to be effective they must possess an intact functioning immune system. If your animals have a history of immune mediated (arthritis), metabolic (hypo or hyperthyroidism) or ongoing problems (non-healing wounds, swellings, etc.) they shouldn’t be considered healthy.
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