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Titre Testing

New Guidance from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) means that unnecessary inoculations may no longer have to be carried out

For the first time the institute has accepted a Titre blood test to show the dog’s level of immunity against infectious diseases, which could preclude unnecessary but mandatory vaccinations.

  • This guidance is for boarding kennels and local authorities.
  • This endorsement from some of the main veterinary and animal welfare bodies means that owners, whether kennelling their dogs or not, can be sure of the science supporting such a test.
  • The CIEH working group responsible for preparing new model license conditions for boarding establishments includes the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, British Veterinary Association, Dogs Trust RSPCA, Kennel Club, Pet Industry Federation, and others.