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frecklesmom
13th March 2009, 06:42 PM
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Clean Run is a supporter of the 2009 Northeast Rabies Challenge Fund.
We've just found out that there will be a broadcast of the seminar that
Dr. Jean Dodds, one of the foremost experts in the field of veterinary
vaccine research, is doing at the fundraiser we advertised in the
magazine. Here is information if you're interested --

Don't live near New Jersey? Live out of the country even??

Will you be home next Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2PM EST?

The 2009 Northeast Rabies Challenge Fund Seminar & Benefit will be held
March 14, 2009 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. YOU can still
support RCF and see Dr. Dodds speak... for the first time
ever....LIVE... over the internet!

SIGN UP HERE:

http://hycalibervideo.com/northeast-rabies-challenge-fund-live-stream

We are limited to 300 online virtual attendees. The price of this live
stream is $55.00 and the proceeds go to support further vaccine research
by the Rabies Challenge fund

There are no planned rebroadcasts at this time.

Schedule (EST):

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Dr. W. Jean Dodds - "Clinical Approaches to Managing
and
Treating Adverse Vaccine Reactions"

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM BREAK

3:50 PM - 4:55 PM Moderated** Question and Answer Session

About the Rabies Challenge Fund:

One of the most important vaccine research studies in veterinary
medicine is
underway at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in
Madison. Dr. Ronald Schultz, a leading authority on veterinary vaccines
and
Chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, has begun
concurrent 5 and 7 year challenge studies to determine the long-term
duration of immunity of the canine rabies vaccine, with the goal of
extending the state-mandated interval for boosters. These will be the
first long-term challenge studies on the canine rabies vaccine to be
published in the United States.

This research is being financed by The Rabies Challenge Fund [RCF}, a
charitable trust founded by Kris L. Christine of Maine, who serves as
Co-Trustee with world renowned veterinary research scientist and
practicing clinician, Dr. W. Jean Dodds of Hemopet in California. A
federally registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization [EIN #
84-6390682],the
RCF has already met its goal of $177,000 to fund the studies' first year
and
raised $147,000 toward the second. Contributions have come primarily
from dog owners, canine groups, trainers, veterinarians, and small
businesses. Annual budget goals of $150,000 for the studies must be met
in the future.

Scientific data indicate that vaccinating dogs against rabies every
three years, as most states require, is unnecessary. Studies have shown
the duration of protective immunity as measured by serum antibody titers
against rabies virus to persist for seven years post-vaccination. By
validating the 'true' life of rabies virus immunity and moving to five
and hopefully seven years,we will decrease the risk of adverse reactions
in our animals and minimize their repeated exposure to foreign
substances.

The 2009 Northeast Rabies Challenge Fund is proudly supported and
sponsored in part by Clean Run Magazine and HyCaliber Video;
www.hycalibervideo.com (http://www.hycalibervideo.com/)

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