HILLSBOROUGH, NJ " The American Association of Feline Practitioners has released the 2013 AAFP Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel Report, endorsed by the International Society of Feline Medicine, which will be published in the September issue of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
This Panel Report provides practical recommendations to help clinicians select appropriate vaccination schedules for their feline patients based on risk assessment. The recommendations rely on published data as much as possible, as well as consensus of a multidisciplinary panel of experts in immunology, infectious disease, internal medicine, and clinical practice.
To view the 2013 AAFP Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel Report, visit www.catvets.com/guidelines/.
The panel members include Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (Feline), Panel Chair; Richard Ford, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVPM (Hon); Rosaling Gaskell, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS; Katrin Hartmann, Dr Med Vet, Dr Med Vet Habil, DECVIM-CA; Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM; Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline); Shila Nordone, MS, PhD; and Andrew Sparkes, BVetMed, PhD, DECVIM, MRCVS.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation. The AAFP has a long-standing reputation and track record in the veterinary community for facilitating high standards of practice and offers practice guidelines to veterinarians. Over the years, the AAFP has encouraged veterinarians to continuously re-evaluate preconceived notions of practice strategies in an effort to advance the quality of feline medicine. For more information, go to www.catvets.com