OVERLAND PARK, KAN.-Fort Dodge Animal Health received approval of Duramune? Adult, the first USDA-licensed vaccine with three-year virus challenge data against a trio of deadly canine diseases; canine parvo (CPV), canine distemper (CDV) and canine adenovirus (CAV).
OVERLAND PARK, KAN.- Fort Dodge Animal Health received approval of DuramuneÂ® Adult, the first USDA-licensed vaccine with three-year virus challenge data against a trio of deadly canine diseases; canine parvo (CPV), canine distemper (CDV) and canine adenovirus (CAV).
The new vaccine became available in the second quarter of 2004.
DuramuneÂ® Adult provides veterinarians with a vaccine with extended duration of immunity data based on controlled challenge studies. For the first time, the USDA has approved a vaccine that is particularly well-suited as a booster for adult dogs if an extended vaccination interval program is being used. Fort Dodge, however, continues to emphasize twice-a-year visits are still the benchmark for responsible healthcare for pets.
"Twice-a-year visits, comprehensive wellness exams and appropriate vaccinations remain the gold standard of a sound preventive health program for all animals. For many diseases, such as leptospirosis, corona, giardia, Bordetella and Lyme disease, annual vaccinations are still critical in maintaining the health of at-risk pets," says Mike LaRosh, DVM, director of professional services for Fort Dodge Animal Health.
"Only veterinarians who have a valid doctor-client-patient relationship can examine a pet, discuss the risk of the various diseases and decide the optimal preventive program with a pet owner. Together they can set the appropriate vaccination protocol for the individual animal based on its lifestyle, age and other factors. DuramuneÂ® Adult is an option for veterinarians and pet owners seeking a modified annual vaccination schedule," LaRosh says.
Fort Dodge Animal Health began extended duration of immunity challenge studies with this vaccine more than four years ago.
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