[BLOG] My 3rd day at the NAVC : more infectious diseases !

Another day at the NAVC. Can’t believe it has been already three days, time really flies by here ! Here are my 10 key take-aways from today !

Updates on vaccines

#1 Prevention of infectious diseases in animal populations : the more animals are vaccinated, the more all of them are protected.

#2 On leptospirosis vaccination : side effects to this vaccination represents less than 0.1% of the cases ;

#3 There are now oral vaccines for Bordetella (a bacteria that can cause kennel cough). And they provide good immune stimulation !

#4 A paper described a genetic predisposition in cats to develop vaccine-induced fibrosarcoma. : any inflammation in the wrong cat could therefore lead to the development of this problem. It seems that it is not only related to vaccination…

On parvo infection in puppies

#5 80-90% puppies survive parvo with appropriate medical treatment. Definitely an improvement ! When I was a student, I was taught that we could only save approximately 50% of those cases.

#6 When an animal is sick with parvo, it will shed extensively the virus for at least 7-10 days. However sometimes, the shedding can last for months : therefore post medical recovery, no dog parks for at least 2 months !

#7 Great quote from the speaker : “ How do you diagnose parvo ? Based on smell… No just kidding !” True, in 2016, we cannot do this and must rely on an accurate diagnostic procedure !

On preventive care in veterinary medicine

#8 Cat needs parasite control : they are almost 3 times more likey to harbor zoonotic ascarids than dogs ;

#9 Beware of the myth of the “indoor cat” : 40% of lost cats are in fact said to be "indoor only" by their owners. “Indoor” lifestyle does not mean 0 risks. For instance in those cases, parasite control measures are still mandatory !

#10 Parasite preventatives should be given monthly. But easy to forget when you are human ! A solution that can help ? Use the power of technology : there are great smartphone apps that can become your best buddies to make sure your pets stay healthy !

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