The correct types of vaccines must be administered at both 6-8 weeks and 10-16 weeks of age to ensure that the C5 level of protection is achieved for your greyhound.
The Kennel Cough component of a C5 vaccination can be either injected or administered orally or intranasally – depending on your veterinarian’s advice or your preference.
If your preference is for administration of an injectable Kennel Cough vaccine, the pups will require two doses of this vaccine by 16 weeks of age as injectable Kennel Cough vaccines are inactivated vaccines. For example: a C3 vaccination at 6-8 weeks of age and a C5 vaccination with an inactivated injectable Kennel Cough component at 10-16 weeks of age alone will not provide protection from Kennel Cough.
If your preference is for a Kennel Cough vaccine to be administered orally or intranasally (which is GRV’s preference), the pups will only require one dose by 16 weeks of age, providing it is administered as a part of the correct vaccine combination. For example: a C3 vaccination at 6-8 weeks of age and a C5 vaccination with an attenuated or modified-live Kennel Cough vaccine at 10-16 weeks of age will most likely provide protection from those forms of Kennel Cough that are being vaccinated against. Examples of attenuated or modified-live Kennel Cough vaccines include Protech Bronchi-Shield III and Nobivac KC (intranasal) and Protech Bronchi-Shield Oral.
To achieve C5 protection, you have the following three options:
- C3 + Protech Bronchi-Shield III (intranasal)
- C3 + Nobivac KC
- C4 + Protech Bronchi-Shield Oral
GRV encourages Breeders, Owners and Trainers to discuss vaccination options with a qualified and registered Veterinarian.
Please note that for entry for older greyhounds into GAP in Victoria, there are specific vaccination requirements which require an oral or intranasal Kennel Cough vaccination within 6 months as well as a C3 vaccination (please contact GRV for more information).