SCVMA survey says majority haven't changed protocols

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Los Angeles-The Southern California Veterinary Medical Association's (SCVMA) Pulse magazine reports that 64.4 percent of member DVMs surveyed recommend routine vaccinations annually for dogs. Another 31 percent recommend routine vaccinations every three years for dogs.

Los Angeles-The Southern California Veterinary Medical Association's (SCVMA) Pulse magazine reports that 64.4 percent of member DVMs surveyed recommend routine vaccinations annually for dogs. Another 31 percent recommend routine vaccinations every three years for dogs.

Fifty-nine percent of SCVMAsurvey respondents recommended annual vaccination for cats, while 36 percent of respondents went to a three-year protocol.

The survey of 86 veterinarians was reported by Dr. C. Patrick Ryan of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. For canines: rabies, parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis topped the list of routinely used vaccines. For cats:rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and distemper were the most routinely used. n

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