Dr. Robb's Work
Summary - Dosages are Linear by Weight - landmark analysis at the heart of the Protect the Pets Movement
by Dr. John Robb, DVM.
by Dr. John Robb, DVM.
Summary - Dosage Chart for Cats and Dogs - Titer to establish immunity by Dr. Johb Robb, DVM.
|Risk Factors for Inadequate Antibody Response to Primary Rabies Vaccination in Dogs Under One Year of Age (2017) Online link to more data on document.|
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Summary - This retrospective study from Kansas State Diagnostic Rabies Lab continues to demonstrate that dosages are weight dependent and older puppies respond better to vaccination. See Dr. Robb's complete review here.
Summary - This groundbreaking and historical study clearly showed vaccine reactions increase as the weight of the pet decreases. This proves the obvious, vaccines are dose dependent by weight and need to be dosed appropriately or small pets get overdosed! NOTE: This study did not include the number of dogs that died.
Summary – This article clearly showed for distemper and rabies vaccination (all pets given 1ml of vaccine), the titers increased as the weight of the pet decreased. Again, clearly indicating the obvious, that vaccines are dose dependent by weight. By dosing vaccines by weight, we can decrease vaccine reactions.
|Factors Associated With The Success Of Rabies Vaccination Of Dogs In Sweden 2011.pdf|
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"Breed size was found significant in reaching the 0.5 IU/ml (internationally accepted titer level). The probability of success depended on the size of the dog. "Big dogs needed twice the volume by giving a second ml (milliliter). Again, indicating vaccines are dose dependent by weight."
|Factors Influencing the Antibody Response of Dogs Vaccinated Against Rabies.pdf (2007)|
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Summary – This article concluded, “Our data suggests that a general relationship between animal size and level of antibody response exists and smaller sized dogs elicited higher antibody levels than larger breeds of dog”. Again, concluding the obvious, vaccines are dose dependent by weight!
|Flawed Assumptions Fuel Autoimmune Disease - The Sorry State of Vaccine Safety Science June (June 2017)|
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Summary - The current vaccine safety measures fall short of consumer expectations. The tact that vaccines are safe until proven otherwise if flawed. Molecular understanding is still uncovering how the immune system responds. Assumptions are not prudent and a minimal approach is warranted.
|Liability Related to Vaccination - Flemming, JAVMA (2002)|
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Summary – Several important points in this article. 1.“…so using a vaccine in a manner other than stated on the package is not considered extra label use, … a more appropriate term is discretionary use.” 2. “The prevailing standard of care regarding the use of vaccines is in a state of flux”. And 3. “When vaccination inherently involves risk of death or serious harm to the animal, it is the veterinarian’s duty to disclose to the client the possibilities of such an outcome.”
|Practical Significance of Rabies Antibodies In Cats And Dogs 1992.pdf|
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Summary - This article showed that measuring rabies antibodies, a blood titer, clearly indicated immunity by challenge. This groundbreaking and historic study opened the door to use a rabies titer as a legal requirement for international travel.
|Rabies in Vaccinated Dogs and Cats in the United States 1997-2001 ABSTRACT (2009)|
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Summary - This retrospective study showed that some dogs and cats with a prior rabies vaccination(s) were not protected. Whether it was vaccine failure or non-responders was not reported. The rabies vaccine should not be assumed to be effective. A vaccine certificate does not indicate immunity, only prior vaccination. However, circulating antibodies, a blood titer, would have revealed the vaccinated pets that did not mount an immune response. Checking titers would improve oversight and improve public safety. Additionally, more adverse events (vaccine failure inclued) could be caught by the USDA Center for Veterinary biologics, the regulating body.
|Dr. Ronald Schultz's Letter supporting the role of titers in rabies management|
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|February 2017 Connecticut Public Health Hearing - 49 Articles and Declarations presented by Dr Robb's at the Connecticut Public Health Hearing|
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|Does Your Pet Really Need that Rabies Shot (2014) Transcript with Dr. Becker & Dr. Schultz|
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|Letter to Dr. Richard Hill, USDA Director for Veterinary Biologics, from Dr. Robb (2014)|
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|The Science Has Been Done - Recognized by the Torch Award for Excellence in Business Ethics.pdf|
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