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I had titer testing done last year for the first time, having vaccinated for parvo, distemper etc. with a combo shot in 2007).....planning on doing the 3 year protocol, but checking titers each year to make sure all is okay. I again had titers tested last week for parvo, distemper etc. Today I took Dee in for her "every three years" rabies vaccination and my Vet had the results of two of the titer tests. Parvo was good at 1/50, but distemper was low at 1/10. He's still waiting on the Lepto and one other. I was really surprised by this because I just assumed after only two years that both would still be fine. Anyone else had a titer come back low in only two years?

I'm waiting a few weeks before I go back in for any more vaccines as she just had her rabies vaccine. He doesn't have all the results back yet either. I just wondered if it is common for a distemper titer to come back low after only two years.

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Boys were lower than last year, but still highly protected. I am going to follow 3 year protocol on them, but still doing Lepto every year.
 

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I give Sammi her immunizations- I will have her on the 3 yr. plan and titer her the years in between. I'll be keeping your results in mind.
 

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Thanks for your responses. I fully expected that all would come back strong being as it's only been two years. I don't really understand it as everything you read seems to indicate that 3 years is very conservative, but we're not even at two yet and the titer was weak. So now she at least needs a distemper vaccination (so far) I guess.....and we will see how the other two come back. (Adenovirus and Lepto) I had hoped just to go with the every three year plan, so this is kind of disappointing.

My Vet isn't currently vaccinating for lepto, but for some reason did titer for it. I'm a bit puzzled by that one, but I haven't had a chance to ask about it. He titered for lepto last year and it came back negative on all the strains (I think they tested six).
 

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I'm not going to titer next year....I am simply going to the 3 year protocol based on the results I've gotten and the research out there. I know that with the amount of time my boys spend in the field Lepto is important, and I will vaccinate annually for that. But I'm going to go this route and my vet supports it.
 

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I'm not going to titer next year....I am simply going to the 3 year protocol based on the results I've gotten and the research out there. I know that with the amount of time my boys spend in the field Lepto is important, and I will vaccinate annually for that. But I'm going to go this route and my vet supports it.
My Vet was fine with doing the titering, and my understanding was that the vaccine is supposed to be good for three years. This is why I am surprised at having the distemper come back low (needs vaccine). I have to put my dog in the kennels occasionally and so I need to do the titering as currently they will not accept the three years protocol. Had everything been okay this time (at two years) I would have vaccinated next year. From everything I've read it seems odd that this titer is low already. I guess I was hoping that there was some explanation for why.
 
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