Six of the affected dogs had been vaccinated with a bivalent Leptospirosis vaccine within the last 13 months; there was an unknown vaccination history in 1 dog and 2 dogs had not been vaccinated against Leptospirosis for 18 months or longer. In the two cases with sufficient work up to serovars level the “Bratislava” serovar have been identified. This is not covered by traditional bivalent Leptospirosis vaccines, but are uniquely covered in the UK by Nobivac L4, MSD Animal Health’s tetravalent Leptospirosis vaccine.
THIS IS THE NEW VACCINE THAT WREKIN VIEW CHANGED TO OVER TWELVE MONTHS AGO.
This outbreak provides good evidence that effective vaccination for our dogs against Leptospirosis is vital.