2008 RABIES Vaccine-JAVMA Report Adverse Reactions in Dogs

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2008 RABIES Vaccine-JAVMA Report Adverse Reactions in Dogs

Postby KrisChristine » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:51 am

2008 REPORT ON RABIES VACCINE ADVERSE REACTIONS IN DOGS

The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association has published a report in its April 1, 2008 issue, Vol. 232, No. 7, entitled: Postmarketing Surveillance of Rabies Vaccines for Dogs to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy."

Despite the extreme under-reporting of vaccinal adverse reactions, this report states on the second page that between April 1, 2004 and March 31, 2007, the Center for Veterinary Biologics, "nearly 10,000 adverse event reports (all animal species) were received by manufacturers of rabies vaccines..........Approximately 65% of the manufacturer's reports involved dogs."

The report further states on the second page that: "Rabies vaccines are the most common group of biological products identified in adverse event reports received by the CVB," and they give the following description of the adverse reaction followed by the % of dogs affected:
Vomiting-28.1%,
Facial Swelling-26.3%,
Injection Site Swelling or Lump-19.4%,
Lethargy-12%,
Urticaria-10.1%,
Circulatory shock-8.3%,
Injection site pain-7.4%,
Pruritus-7.4%,
Injection site alopecia or hair loss-6.9%,
Death-5.5%,
Lack of Consciousness-5.5,
Diarrhea-4.6%,
Hypersensitivity (not specified)-4.6%,
Fever-4.1%,
Anaphylaxis-2.8%,
Ataxia-2.8%,
Lameness-2.8%,
General signs of pain-2.3%,
Hyperactivity-2.3%,
Injection site scab or crust-2.3%,
Muscle tremor-2.3%,
Tachycardia-2.3%, and
Thrombocytopenia-2.3%.

Veterinarians are not required by law to report adverse reactions to vaccines, to which the World Small Animal Veterinary Association stated in their 2007 Vaccine Guidelines that there is: "gross under-reporting of vaccine-associated adverse events which impedes knowledge of the ongoing safety of these products," and in an article entitled, A New Approach to Reporting Medication and Device Adverse Effects and Product Problems, (JAMA - June 2, 1993. Vol.269, No.21. p.2785) Dr. David Kessler, former head of the Food & Drug Administration, reported that "only about 1% of serious events are reported to the FDA."

In light of the 10,000 adverse reactions to the rabies vaccine in the JAVMA report, 65% of which were in dogs, the estimated 1% reporting of "serious" events by the former head of the FDA means that the actual number of dogs that had adverse reactions to the vaccine would be more like 650,000!!!!!

World Small Animal Veterinary Association 2007 Vaccine Guidelines
http://www.wsava.org/SAC.htm
Scroll down to Vaccine Guidelines 2007 (PDF)

A New Approach to Reporting Medication and Device Adverse Effects and Product Problems
http://www.vaccinationnews.com/Adverse_ ... imates.htm
Scroll down to David Kessler statement in JAMA - June 2, 1993,vol.269, No.21, p.2785
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Re: 2008 RABIES Vaccine-JAVMA Report Adverse Reactions in Dogs

Postby connie » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:37 am

:bah: :cussing: :madgo:

Thank you for posting that. It's great to have it available for reference and information. :thumbup:

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Re: 2008 RABIES Vaccine-JAVMA Report Adverse Reactions in Dogs

Postby MaisyPancakes » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:22 am

Ugh! I'm pretty damn sure that MP's first vet did NOT report any of the adverse reaction I phoned her about--we were told that it's "normal" that she's vomiting, with diarrhea, lameness, and overall feeling like sh*t, and that if I want, they could give her something for the diarrhea. :madgo:

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How Often Does He REALLY Need a Rabies Shot? Link to Article

Postby KrisChristine » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:41 am

More information specifically on the rabies vaccine can be found at the following links if you are interested to learn more:

Animal Wellness Magazine Article Vol. 8 Issue 6, How Often Does he REALLY Need A Rabies Shot Animal Wellness Magazine - devoted to natural health in animals

The Rabies Challenge Animal Wise Radio Interview
Listen to Animal Wise (scroll down to The Rabies Challenge 12/9/07)

The Vaccine Challenge Animal Talk Naturally Online Radio Show � The Vaccine Challenge - Show #91

US Declared Canine-Rabies Free -- CDC Announces at Inaugural World Rabies Day Symposium CDC Press Release - September 7, 2007

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Rabies Shot Killed my Poodle--Channel 5 News

Postby KrisChristine » Thu May 29, 2008 5:00 am

Channel 5 News WCVB Boston Woman: Rabies Shot Killed my Poodle May 28, 2008

http://www.thebostonchannel.com:80/news ... os&taf=bos

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Dog Size & Shot Frequency Affect Adverse Reactions to Vaccines

Postby KrisChristine » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:52 am

Vaccinal adverse reactions are becoming more recognized and acknowledged in the veterinary community -- in an August 1, 2008 article in DVM360 entitled Vaccination: An Overview, http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/av ... ?id=568351 Dr. Melissa Kennedy states that of the two types of vaccinal adverse reactions:

Adverse reactions have also become a major concern in small animal medicine. .... These fall into two general categories. The first is immediate hypersensitivity. This may be a local or systemic response, and is due to pre-existing antibody to the agent. This is the classic "allergic reaction" to the vaccine and can be life-threatening. The second is a delayed response, requiring days of longer to develop. The vaccine, seen as foreign, elicits a significant inflammatory response and is especially true for adjuvanted vaccines. This response can manifest as a granuloma, or more seriously, a fibrosarcoma .

Further, she reports that The likelihood of adverse reactions in dogs has been found to correlate with the size of the dog and the number of inoculations given, with higher risk associated with small size and multiple inoculations.

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[size:8pt]Duration of Immunity to Canine Vaccines: What We Know and Don't Know, Dr. Ronald Schultz http://www.cedarbayvet.com/duration_of_immunity.htm

What Everyone Needs to Know about Canine Vaccines, Dr. Ronald Schultz
http://www.puliclub.org/CHF/AKC2007Conf ... ccines.htm

Vaccination: An Overview Dr. Melissa Kennedy, DVM360 http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/av ... ?id=568351

World Small Animal Veterinary Association 2007 Vaccine Guidelines http://www.wsava.org/SAC.htm Scroll down to Vaccine Guidelines 2007 (PDF)

The 2003 American Animal Hospital Association's Canine Vaccine Guidelines are accessible online at http://www.leerburg.com/special_report.htm .

The 2006 American Animal Hospital Association's Canine Vaccine Guidelines are downloadable in PDF format at http://www.aahanet.org/PublicDocumen...s06Revised.pdf .

Veterinarian, Dr. Robert Rogers,has an excellent presentation on veterinary vaccines at http://www.newvaccinationprotocols.com/

Duration of Immunity: The Rabies Vaccine Challenge - Show #185 Animal Talk Radio Show 7/30/08 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/animaltalk ... e-Show-186

October 1, 2002 DVM Newsletter article entitled, AVMA, AAHA to Release Vaccine Positions, http://www.dvmnewsmagazine.com/dvm/arti ... p?id=35171

July 1, 2003 DVM Newsletter article entitled, What Do We Tell Our Clients?, Developing thorough plan to educate staff on changing vaccine protocols essential for maintaining solid relationships with clients and ensuring quality care http://www.dvmnewsmagazine.com/dvm/arti ... p?id=61696

July 1, 2003, DVM Newsletter article, Developing Common Sense Strategies for Fiscal Responsibility: Using an interactive template to plan service protocol changes http://www.dvmnewsmagazine.com/dvm/arti ... p?id=61694

Animal Wellness Magazine Article Vol. 8 Issue 6, How Often Does he REALLY Need A Rabies Shot Animal Wellness Magazine - devoted to natural health in animals

The Rabies Challenge Animal Wise Radio Interview
Listen to Animal Wise (scroll down to The Rabies Challenge 12/9/07)

The Vaccine Challenge Animal Talk Naturally Online Radio Show � The Vaccine Challenge - Show #91

Rabies Shot Killed my Poodle May 28, 2008 Channel 5 News WCVB http://www.thebostonchannel.com:80/news ... os&taf=bos

US Declared Canine-Rabies Free -- CDC Announces at Inaugural World Rabies Day Symposium CDC Press Release - September 7, 2007

Rabies Prevention -- United States, 1991 Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP), Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly March 22, 1991 / 40(RR03);1-19 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00041987.htm "A fully vaccinated dog or cat is unlikely to become infected with rabies, although rare cases have been reported (48). In a nationwide study of rabies among dogs and cats in 1988, only one dog and two cats that were vaccinated contracted rabies (49). All three of these animals had received only single doses of vaccine; no documented vaccine failures occurred among dogs or cats that had received two vaccinations. "[/size]

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Peaches' Story

Postby KrisChristine » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:21 am

Judy Schor's agility champion, Peaches, suffered a significant adverse reaction to a rabies booster. Judy has posted photos of Peaches and a letter from the vaccine manufacturer, Fort Dodge, offering a settlement to pay for medical treatment if they not disclose information about the claim. You can read the letter and see photos of Peaches at this link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... 540&ref=mf .

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Re: Peaches' Story

Postby shaq » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:48 am

I've never been a big fan of vaccines. When I adopted my Lab, I asked my Vet about risks with his rabies vaccine & he just said, "Nonsense, there's really no risk."

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Re: Peaches' Story

Postby Chasza » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:34 pm

My vet says she uses a particular rabies vaccine that she feels has less side effects and she is very much into the overall health of the animal and understands the concerns of vaccines. If this be the case, then we might have better alternatives than just the standard ones given. I need to ask her again about what brand it is if anyone is interested. Seems she said it was from France, but I know that sounds odd now that I am printing it. I know we are all so thankful for what Kris and her group are doing for all of us!!!


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