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post #12 of (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 02:47 PM
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Some vets won't vaccinate exotics unless the vaccine is specifically licensed for that species.

If they were to vaccinate an exotic (say a fox for example) with a vaccine licensed only for dogs, they could be liable should someone say they contracted that disease from the animal. Likewise the owner could later come back and say that "you told me it was okay for my animal" if the animal later contracted the disease.

Ferret owners had this problem for years with rabies vaccines, no one had tested their vaccines to see if they worked (safely and effictively) on mustelids. Skunk owners have to deal with that issue too, especially since wild skunks are considered at high risk for rabies transmission.

Is there a vaccine regimen designed for foxes? I would image that with all of the farming done with them that several vaccines are on the market. Are they available to your vet?

Bob



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