Delaware sb 147 action alert

DELAWARE Senator Karen E. Peterson has filed SB 147 http://legis.delaware.gov/lis/lis146.nsf/vwlegislation/SB+147 **"This Bill creates a disciplinary action if a veterinarian gives vaccines in excess of the recommended dosages and/or frequencies." The bill has been assigned to the Senate Agriculture Committee.

**What You Can Do to Help:

Contact Senate Agriculture Committee Chair George Bunting George.Bunting@state.de.us (302) 744-4286** & the members below and ask them to vote that SB 147 "OUGHT TO PASS."

Chair George Bunting George.Bunting@state.de.us (302) 744-4286
Joseph W. Booth Joseph.Booth@state.de.us (302) 744-4117
Bruce C. Ennis bruce.ennis@state.de.us (302) 744-4310
F. Gary Simpson gsimpson@udel.edu (302) 744-4134
Robert L. Venables Robert.Venables@state.de.us (302) 744-4298

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States Consider Controlling Rabies Vaccination Intervals, by Edie Lau The Veterinary Information Network News Service 8/12/11 http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=19501 "Concerns in Delaware and Minnesota about over-vaccination center around the practice by some small-animal veterinarians of administering every one or two years rabies vaccines that have been proven to be effective for three years."

DELAWARE Rabies Bill SB 236 passed 6/30/12 http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/LIS146.nsf/vwLegislation/SB+236?Opendocument with insertion of underlined language in the bill text below to prevent veterinarians from issuing 1 or 2 year rabies certificates when a 3 year vaccine is administered.

Text: http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis146.nsf/vwLegislation/SB+236/$file/legis.html?open "The veterinarian administering the vaccine shall complete the certificate specifying accurately the manufacturer’s specifications of the duration of immunity of the rabies vaccination used …."

Rabies 'over-vaccination' targeted in Delaware by Marc Selinger, The Examiner 7/2/12 http://www.examiner.com/article/rabies-over-vaccination-targeted-delaware

"Sen. Karen Peterson, the measure’s main sponsor. “It is needed because some veterinarians tell their clients that rabies shots must be administered annually when, in fact, they are using three-year vaccines. This practice can and has resulted in the deaths of dogs who were over-vaccinated.”

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