by ZweiGSD on 07 June 2018 - 01:06
I think titer testing has gotten a lot more mainstream. I remember going to a new vet clinic 15 years ago and they weren't thrilled that I wanted titer testing. I think I was the first one that ever asked for them. Now titer testing "due" dates are printed on their receipt (like the shots ones normally are). I run into more and more people that do titer testing.
Info on Rabies Challenge Fund (and info on their website for your research Jessejones)
by duke1965 on 07 June 2018 - 08:06
by apple on 07 June 2018 - 11:06
by duke1965 on 07 June 2018 - 17:06
by Jessejones on 07 June 2018 - 18:06
What country, or if in the USA, what area of country are you in?
It may be regional areas.
And I’m not sure if a titer test can be used as an official/legal document instead of doing the legal requirement shot of your state, city or county. And for crossing boarders, I think it might not be... although not sure.
In other words...If you do a rabies titer/antibody testing for you dog, and it is positive (which means he does have antibodies) I don’t know if legally you can be exempted from doing the 3 yearly (or in some municipalities that still, in the US archaically mandate the 1 year shot).
It is a complex topic, from the research Ive done in the past...where even with titer result and the way they are read was often controversial and tricky and there are vets that are not really sure of the AB titer numbers and how to read them. So some like to avoid the topic altogether. But there may be better tests now (?)
by Jenni78 on 07 June 2018 - 18:06
by apple on 08 June 2018 - 13:06
My vet charges $110 and an examination of the dog is required and part of that fee.
by duke1965 on 08 June 2018 - 15:06
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