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Up to date vaccine information?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 6:51 am
by KaitouCat
Seems all of the posts regarding vaccines are several years old so is mod-live parvo and recombinant distemper still the best available options and are there any other vaccines I should be getting?
Also would vets have this or are these something you can or need to get yourself? Because I saw one thread where someone was buying some in bulk and selling them?

Re: Up to date vaccine information?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 1:59 pm
by dragonking
Sometimes vets will get them, other times you buy the vaccine and have the vet give it. Since you can't always get single dose vaccines some people will buy bulk and share.

Re: Up to date vaccine information?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 10:12 pm
by KaitouCat
Ah, I suppose I'll ask the vets when the time comes and if needed, try and acquire the needed vaccinations then. Any info on what's currently the best one/most trusted option to go with?

Re: Up to date vaccine information?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 11:40 pm
by Ash
Rabies, parvo, and distempered. Killed or recombinant if possible, but parvo only comes modified-live. If you're vaccinating a grey fox, they have been known to get distemper from the vaccines. My vet did a lot of research and according to her, she said that most exotic vets don't recommend vaccinating greys against it for that reason.

A member's fox here most likely passed away from contracting distemper from a vaccine. :( But like I said, those are grey foxes. The other fox species aren't at risk like that.

Most of the time the parvo vaccine they give is the ferret vaccine--that's just how it is.

Hope that helps. :) Vaccinate against the "big three," and your foxies will be happy and healthy.

Re: Up to date vaccine information?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 9:43 pm
by Fin Infinite
Does this mean that there is a proven rabies vaccine for foxes? Everywhere I read basically says that nobody is really sure, but like KaitouCat said, everything regarding the matter seems several years old.

Re: Up to date vaccine information?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 10:34 pm
by Alynn
There is still no proven rabies vaccines for foxes.

Re: Up to date vaccine information?

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:12 am
by Ash
Fin Infinite wrote:Does this mean that there is a proven rabies vaccine for foxes? Everywhere I read basically says that nobody is really sure, but like KaitouCat said, everything regarding the matter seems several years old.


As Alynn said, no official vaccine.

It would require a multi-million dollar study that no one in their right mind (except us fox owners, lol) would want to pay for. So sadly, it will never happen. Maybe I shouldn't say never, but skunk owners tried really hard and got tons of donations--but never even made it close. And there are more skunk owners than fox owners, and skunks make better pets too. So if it couldn't be done for skunks, I have a hard time believing it could ever be done for foxes.

Re: Up to date vaccine information?

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:56 pm
by pat
here is the thing some people don't think about.
1. getting vaccinated don't help if the fox would bite someone. since the vaccines are not proven to work.
in other words, state or anyone will not take in consideration the animal was vaccinated.
2. if a fox is kept in your house and a safe enclosure, chances are very very slim they will contact rabies.
the only way for an animal or people to get rabies if they were bitten by a rabid animal. unlike a dog (where a dog or most dogs run free on the property, obviously, there is a better chance for a dog to contact rabies.

I have talked with my vet many times about worming and vaccinations. (even the game comm)
my vet use to treat zoo animals. so , he is pretty up on exotics.

if anyone still wants to vaccinate their foxes, here is the one that are needed:

gray fox:
Canine Distemper: no safe vaccine known. A new recombinant vaccine RecombitekC-4(Rhone-Merieux) has recently beome avaliable and has been tried in foxes and has now been shown to be safe in foxes on the Cataline Islands in CA, and may be effective.
Rabies: Rabvac-3 or lmrab-3 both by solvay.

Kit Fox:
Canine Distemper: no safe vaccine known.
Rabies: RAbvac-3 both by solvay.

Red Fox:
Canine Distemper: Duramun 6way (ft Dodge_
Rabies: Rabvac-3, both by Solvay.


this is the info the vet gave me.