Survey of veterinary surgeons on the introduction of serological testing to assess revaccination requirements

Heayns, B.J. and Baugh, S. (2012) Survey of veterinary surgeons on the introduction of serological testing to assess revaccination requirements. Veterinary Record, 170. p. 74.

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Abstract

Despite the discussion of the use of serological testing in canine vaccination protocols, no study has been published that investigates the opinions of the veterinary profession regarding the use of the test to assess revaccination requirements in dogs. This paper presents the results of a study designed to fill this research gap which was completed in 2009. Veterinary surgeons were asked to complete a questionnaire on different aspects of canine vaccination and the introduction of serological testing to determine revaccination requirements. Of the 448 questionnaires distributed, 243 replies were received (54.2 per cent) and of these, a significant majority (169/243; 69.5 per cent) of respondents would consider introducing serological testing. An average of 53.5 per cent of respondents practised tri-annual revaccination for the core diseases. A significant number of respondents (86/140; 61 per cent) who placed low importance on vaccine overload would consider introducing serological testing into canine vaccination programmes (P=0.002).

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Darren Roberts
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 10:33
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 10:33
URI: http://hau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/16946

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