New Injection Site Decreases Cancer Risk
Vaksinasi pada kucing ternyata tidak hanya memberikan keuntungan dengan timbulnya kekebalan terhadap risiko penyakit-penyakit berbahaya, namun juga disertai risiko terjadi kanker.
Berikut ini adalah informasi penting untuk dipertimbangkan, informasi dari sejawat Dr A. Jones DVM praktisi di Canada, terkait dengan lokasi penyuntikan vaksinasi yang terkait dengan risiko terjadi kanker.
Vaccines, Cancer and Tail Injections
It’s estimated that about 1 to 10 out of every 10,000 cats vaccinated will develop cancer at the injection site. If 100 million cats are vaccinated, then we are looking at thousands of cats each year developing vaccine associated sarcomas.
This is a very aggressive, and difficult to treat cancer that I saw numerous times in practice.
Researchers believe that it is primarily linked to the rabies vaccine, and feline leukemia vaccine.
In practice I responded by decreasing the number of vaccines given, along with choosing to give the vaccines in the left or right lateral sides of the leg.
At the University of Florida, a study suggests that tail vaccinations are a good alternative to rear leg vaccinations. University of Florida veterinarians studied 60 cats.
They studied two parameters- can you do this, and does it provide immunity?
The study suggests that there are no significant differences in the behavior of the cats that receive vaccinations below the knee and in the tail.
99% of cats that received the tail vaccines developed protective antibody titers.
The researchers came to the conclusion that tail vaccines work, are well tolerated, and that they can make surgical removale of vaccine sarcomas easy and effective.
A veterinarian would only need to remove the tail- this is a realtively simple procedure.