Bordetella bronchiseptica is a bacterium which is very easily contracted and in dogs causes a hacking cough or sometimes snotty nose. Any pet can contract the disease and is usually treated easily with a round of antibiotics if there are no complications. Bordetella bronchiseptica can also affect cats, rabbits, and seldom humans. This bacterium is the cause of the famous canine infectious tracheobronchitis commonly known as a kennel cough.

Merial, which is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim, has made an oral vaccine which they say is very effective against Bordetella bronchiseptica. The clinical studies they did suggest that this vaccine, as a mucosal agent, offers the dogs a vigorous immune response after only a single dose.

This type of vaccine will offer easier way od administration for dogs that find conventional vaccination stressful and will offer the owners some piece of mind.

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