VacciCheck is a titre test that measures the antibody levels in the blood. The test helps reduce vaccination failure, prevents over-vaccination consequences and helps owners and vets to make informed vaccination decisions.
Why titre test?
The veterinary industry agrees that vaccines are necessary but the frequency in which they are administered is often debated. In particular, the recommendation to administer core vaccines to adult dogs and cats at 3 year intervals (or longer) rather than annually resulted in differences of opinions among veterinarians.
It has now been shown that duration of immunity after vaccination with MLV vaccines for most animals will be many years or a lifetime, based on challenge and serological studies (Schultz et al. 2010). If an animal already has a protective level of immunity, revaccination will not be required.
VacciCheck is a rapid and affordable option to check the titre levels for the core diseases that are vaccinated against. It provides easy to interpret results which determine whether the animal has a protective level of immune response or whether they need revaccination.
With high sensitivity and specificity, VacciCheck is designed to ensure that animals are protected whilst avoiding unncessary medical intervention.
This is supported by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Guidlines, which state that an animal that returns a positive titre has a protective level of immunity and therefore does not require revaccination.
There are a number of ways VacciCheck can be beneficial to determine a dog or cat's antibody titre levels of the 3 core diseases:
To determine when it is optimal to end the vaccine series
After a dog or cat vaccination to indicate immunisation success was achieved
To determine if a booster is required
To ascertain existing protection for a lapsed dog or cat vaccination program
To test a stray/abandoned animals with no clinical history
To test animals on immunosuppressant treatment
Can be used as part of an annual health check program
Can help with minimising the risk of adverse effects of vaccinations
Reduces the risk of over-vaccination consequences
Order your test kit now!
- Complete and submit the form below
- Make £30 payment to Hashtag Dog either via bank transfer (Sort Code 20-76-92 Acc. Number 03313107) or Paypal ()
- On receipt of payment, a test kit will be posted Royal Mail 1st Class
- Arrange an appointment at your own vet for a blood draw. **INFORM THEM YOU WILL BE PROVIDING THE BLOOD TUBE, this may affect how much you are charged**
- Return SAME DAY via 1st Class using self addressed box provided
- Vaccicheck test will be run same day received and results emailed.