L e p t o s p i r o s i s C h a l l e n g e s :
Increasing incidence Emerging serovars Potential zoonotic risk Traditional vaccines not protective
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➤ The number of canine leptospirosis cases has risen dramatically in recent years, impacting both urban and rural dogs.1
➤ Leptospirosis is now the #1 infectious cause of acute renal failure in dogs,2 and may pose a zoonotic risk to owners.
➤ Most lepto cases are caused by emerging serovars grippotyphosa and pomona.1 ➤ Traditional lepto vaccines cannot cross protect against emerging serovars.3
Only Fort Dodge Leptospira vaccines protect against two of today’s emerging lepto threats, as well as traditional serovars icterohaemorrhagiae and canicola. An exclusive subunit manufacturing process virtually eliminates intracellular debris. That’s real science – real solutions – from the world leaders in veterinary vaccine innovation. Contact your Fort Dodge Animal Health representative today.
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When a client’s dog is at risk for leptospirosis, vaccinate against the most prevalent Leptospira serovars.4
1 Carole Bolin, “Leptospirosis posing new threat for canine hepatic, renal disease”, DVM In Focus, June 2002, p. 31. 2 Ibid., p. 32.
3 Carole Bolin, “Diagnosis of Leptospirosis: A reemerging Disease of Companion Animals.” Seminars in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Small Animal), Vol. 11, No. 3, August 1996.
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4 AVMA Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents’ report on cat and dog vaccines. JAVMA, Vol. 221, N ©2005 Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth.
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