Mathews Journal of Veterinary Science


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Severe Side Effects of Vaccines in the Veterinary Setting

Vadala M1, 2*, Poddighe D3, Laurino C1, 2, Palmieri B1, 2

1 Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Medical School, Surgical Clinic, Modena, Italy.

2 Second Opinion Medical Network, Modena (MO), Italy.

3 Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy.

Corresponding Author: Maria Vadalà, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Del Pozzo, 71, Modena, 41124, Italy, Tel: + 39 0594222483; Email: [email protected]

Received Date: 22 Dec 2016
Accepted Date: 11 Jan 2017           
Published Date
: 17 Jan 2017

Copyright © 2017 Maria Vadalà

Citation: Vadalà M, Poddighe D, Laurino C and Palmieri B. (2017). Severe Side Effects of Vaccines in the Veterinary Setting. Mathews J Vet Sci. 2(1): 008..



Objective: To determine the general clinical presentation and incidence of adverse reactions to vaccinations in domestic animals.

Design: A retrospective study using clinical databases and scientific literature. Methods: Veterinary hospitals, Universities, and private animal clinics participated in a database search for all the domestic animals vaccinated within 2 years.

Results: We reported all the adverse events, including local injection site reactions and systemic signs recorded in cats, dogs, and ferrets.

Conclusions: Data from this study show that adverse reactions occur frequently, we are not aware of the exact role of the vaccinal components or their complex formulation altogether, as definite triggers of post-injection complications, but comparative pathology with exhaustive surveys of animals untoward effects either in the domestic or zoo technique setting will assist us in better deciphering this puzzling issue.

KEYWORDS Adverse Reaction; Vaccine; Cat; Dog

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