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Definition DA2P-CPV vaccination a combination vaccine that protects against several viruses (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo virus, Parainfluenza, Corona virus) that cause life threatening respiratory, neurological and intestinal disease. 1. Canine Distemper Virus: is a disease of dogs only (although dogs can infect ferrets). The disease causes a variety of clinical signs from purulent (pus) nasal discharge and eye discharge with coughing to vomiting, diarrhea and seizures. Infected pets are often febrile (fever >103F) and very depressed/lethargic. The prognosis is very poor. 2. Canine adenovirus type 2: is also called canine infectious hepatitis and is a very serious disease that often isn't seen in our area due to vaccination, but once was very common. There is also a type I vaccine that we don't use because type 2 will protect against both types and type I vaccine causes eye inflammation commonly called blue eye. 3. Parainfluenza: is a dog disease that is part of the kennel cough complex. The virus works with the bordetella bacteria to cause a harsh unproductive cough. These pets typically have a history of exposure to other dogs (often in a kennel situation) and are typically normal except for a cough. They often respond well to treatment and supportive care. 4. Canine Parvo Virus: Is a life threatening disease of puppies and potentially of unvaccinated adults. The virus infects the rapidly growing cells of the intestine and causes severe liquid bloody diarrhea, frequent vomiting and very depressed/lethargic puppies. Puppies that are not treated will usually die. This disease can be prevented by vaccination. 5. Corona Virus: This is given twice to puppies 3 weeks apart. The virus causes a disease of vomiting and diarrhea in very young puppies. This vaccine is typically not given to adult dogs. Vaccination Schedule Age Vaccine6-9 weeks DA2P CPV9-12 weeks DA2P L* CPV12-16 weeks DA2P L* CPV16 weeks RabiesNote:
  1. Puppies should receive DA2P and CPV at 3-4 week intervals ending at about 16 weeks of age. Vaccination of puppies under 6 weeks of age is not recommended. Adult dogs ( ³ 6 months old) with no known vaccination history should receive one injection of DA2P and CPV regardless of age. The above vaccination schedules for puppies as well as for adult dogs should be followed by a DA2PL* and CPV booster one year later, then a DA2PL* and CPV booster every 3 years throughout life.
* Leptospirosis vaccine (canine)
Vaccine: Killed or subunit against L. pomona and L. grippothyphosa
Application: To all dogs at risk of disease, i.e., dogs allowed to roam free in wet areas known to be inhabited by wildlife or livestock.
Vaccine regime:Puppies - Two doses, at 3-4 week intervals between 10-16 weeks of age, in conjunction with other vaccinations. Booster at one year and at three year intervals thereafter, until determined otherwise.
Adults (unvaccinated or unknown vaccine status) - Two doses at 3 to 4 week intervals with other vaccines. Thereafter, same as routinely vaccinated dogs.
Until further information is available, we are no longer recommending the routine use of leptospirosis vaccines containing L. canicola and L. icterohaemorrhagiae. References: Animal Medical of New City PC, Well Puppy Care, http://animalmedicalnc.com/index.php?view=pageView&pageid=202 LittleCrittersVet.com, Canine vaccines: a dialogue of the viruses and vaccination protocol for dog and puppies, http://littlecrittersvet.com/indexdogandcats.htm Patt, J., Canine Vaccines - A Discussion on Viruses and Vaccination Protocol For Dogs and Puppies, eZine Articles, http://ezinearticles.com/?Canine-Vaccines---A-Discussion-on-Viruses-and-Vaccination-Protocol-For-Dogs-and-Puppies&id=1321247
University of California - Davis VMTH, VMTH Vaccination Protocol for Dogs and Cats, https://www.vmth.ucdavis.edu/vmthold/info/VMTH%20SA%20VACCINATION%20PROTOCOL%204-00.htm
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