Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends has passed on this word of warning about Cani Leish. Cani leish was launched in 2012 a vaccine developed that was supposed to prevent dogs contracting leishmania. Shenever bought in to it and never had any of her dogs vaccinated with it. Read this and it will explain why there is a petition to have the vaccine withdrawn here in Spain.
'We are propietors of affected dogs or dead after administration of CaniLeish and people concerned about the health and welfare of dogs. We want this drug gets withdrawn by its apparent high level of toxicity, and so they stop hurting dogs.
Since leaving this vaccine against Leishmania, many dogs have been vaccinated by their owners and veterinarians who, in good faith, wanted to protect animals from the disease. More and more cases of dead shortly after administering doses patterned by Virbac, the laboratory that sells dogs. Many cases of serious adverse reactions in dogs suffer significant allergic reactions and have to add antiinflammatory palliate, or directly must be entered and administer steroids to suffer Anaphylactic Shock (systemic allergic shock). Further, there is a percentage of dogs that show symptoms of Leishmania and test positive in the post analytical vaccine to be treated as Leishmania patients despite having been properly vaccinated.
We do not know how many animals may be affected, but there are several forums and facebook pages where owners relate their negative experience with this vaccine, and we are many.
We want Virbac stop profiting at the expense of the lives and health of our animals, whom we consider our family members, and stop playing with our desire to want to protect them. We want the Spanish Drug Agency of the Ministry of Health to take action on the matter and force Virbac to withdraw the drug. We want the Federation of Veterinarians and its members listen to us and support us because they watch supposedly the health of our animals.
Cases of such negligence, we ask you please sign this request on behalf of the dogs that have not been vaccinated and can deliver what they have already suffered many, or what they may suffer in the future, which is seen . We also agradacemos spreading this request to as many dog lovers sign and support this initiative.
CaniLeish was launched in 2012 after studies carried out by the laboratory Virbac, French laboratories IRD, and the company BVT. It created an antigen protein material from the parasite Leishmania infantum (Leishmania Canine). To this material was added adjuvant QA-21 to create a more efficient reaction of the immune system TH1 (cell), which is what is sought to create effective immunization to infection with a parasite.
Virbac invested in a powerful nationwide campaign to market CaniLeish. Spain has a high percentage of dogs infected with Leishmania, many of them living with the disease, others are to be treated, other sick and some die. The Leishmania is sometimes very difficult to diagnose because it is a disease that can give a multitude of symptoms. If the animal is not properly diagnosed and not treated properly, can become ill and die.
However, Virbac wanted to launch its flagship product, appealing to fear we have the owners of our dogs from getting Leishmania. But the drug, nor is a vaccine exactly, experts, and prevents the animal is contagious, nor is the animal once you are sick, and the protection it gives the medicine is that, once infected, the dog can defend better, in theory.
The early years of administering a massive scale, according to sources, have caused many adverse effects, Virbac changed the medication and began a campaign from clinic to clinic to convince veterinarians that the vaccine should be administered with an anti-inflammatory to avoid allergic reactions. Although corticosteroids nullify the effect of the vaccine, many veterinarians are turning to them to alleviate the serious consequences. Further, we know that Virbac has had to compensate dog owners for the costs of hospitalization and they were asked to sign a posteriori a pact of silence.
To all this, a growing number of veterinarians who no longer manage it for fear of losing customers follow. Owners who have come to Virbac, the COLVET (Federation of Veterinarians) and the Competent Authority, we have not received any help, but rather each entity the buck is passed or ignore us directly.
Cases of such negligence, we ask you please help this request on behalf of the dogs that have not been vaccinated and can deliver what they have already suffered many, or what they may suffer in the future, which is seen . We also ask you please to spread this request to as many dog lovers sign and support this initiative.
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