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IOWA Rabies Waiver Bill HF2124 ACTION ALERT: Iowa Rep. Marti Anderson has filed a rabies medical exemption bill, HF 2124, and it has been assigned to the Agriculture Committee.. Please contact Agriculture Chair, Pat Grassley (515) 281-3221 & Agriculture committee members (below) & ask them to support HF2124. Rabies Challenge Fund letter in support below. Bill Text: http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/Legisl...ed/HF2124.html

House Agriculture Committee: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committee...85&groupID=694

Pat Grassley Chair (515) 281-3221
Jarad J. Klein Vice Chair
(515) 281-3221
Helen Miller ( Ranking Member
(515) 281-3221
Dwayne Alons
(515) 281-3221
Clel Baudler
(515) 281-3221
Bruce Bearinger
(515) 281-3221
Peter Cownie
(515) 281-3221
Dave Deyoe
(515) 281-3221
Jack Drake
(515) 281-3221
Nancy Dunkel
(515) 281-3221
Curtis Hanson
(515) 281-3221
Lee Hein
(515) 281-3221
Bobby Kaufmann
(515) 281-3221
Jerry A. Kearns
(515) 281-3221
Daniel Kelley
(515) 281-3221
Dave Maxwell
(515) 281-3221
Brian Moore
(515) 281-3221
Daniel Muhlbauer
(515) 281-3221
Steven N. Olson
(515) 281-3221
Scott Ourth
(515) 281-3221
Todd Prichard
(515) 281-3221
Patti Ruff
(515) 281-3221
Tom Shaw
(515) 281-3221

January 4, 2014



Representative Marti Anderson

House of Representatives HD36



Rabies Medical Exemption for Iowa



Greetings Representative Anderson:



Iowa Code Title 9, Subtitle 1 Chapter 351 Section 351.33 requiring rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats does not contain a provision to exempt unhealthy animals whose veterinarians have determined their medical conditions should preclude vaccination.



The 18 states of Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin all have medical exemption clauses in their rabies laws, with Pennsylvania’s Governor Corbett having just signed one into law on July 9, 2013.



Labels on rabies vaccines declare that they are for “the vaccination of healthy cats, [and] dogs,” because vaccinating an unhealthy animal may not produce the desired immunologic response. As Pfizer’s rabies vaccine labels warn: " A protective immune response may not be elicited if animals are incubating an infectious disease are malnourished or parasitized are stressed due to shipment or environmental conditions are otherwise immunocompromised…." Passage of a medical exemption clause would allow Iowa’s veterinarians to write waivers for animals whose lives would be jeopardized by or whose medical conditions would be exacerbated by vaccination, including those with past anaphylactic reactions to the rabies vaccine or those suffering from cancer, kidney/liver failure, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, lymphoma, grand mal seizures, and chronic autoimmune disorders.



The American Animal Hospital Association advises veterinarians "...to avoid administration of any vaccine to patients with a history of systemic disease suspected to be associated with previous vaccination (e.g., immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, immune-mediated thrombocytopenia) or known to be caused by vaccine (vaccination-site cutaneous ischemic vasculitis after administration of rabies vaccine).” (1) They further recommend that “[d]ogs receiving immunosuppressive chemotherapy should not be vaccinated.” (2)



The State of Maine inserted the following medical exemption into their rabies protocol, Title 7 M.R.S.A., Sec. 3922(3), in April 2005:



“5 A. A letter of exemption from vaccination may be submitted for licensure, if a medical reason exists that precludes the vaccination of the dog. Qualifying letters must be in the form of a written statement, signed by a licensed veterinarian, that includes a description of the dog, and the medical reason that precludes vaccination. If the medical reason is temporary, the letter shall indicate a time of expiration of the exemption.



B. A dog exempted under the provisions of paragraph 5 A, above, shall be considered unvaccinated, for the purposes of 10-144 C.M.R. Ch.251, Section 7(B)(1), (Rules Governing Rabies Management) in the case of said dog's exposure to a confirmed or suspect rabid animal.”



Without a provision for medical waivers in Iowa Code Title 9, Subtitle 1 Chapter 351 Section 351.33, Iowa’s rabies immunization requirement poses an ethical dilemma for veterinarians with seriously ill patients -- they must either violate their Veterinarian’s Oath and administer a rabies vaccine conflicting with sound medical practice and contrary to manufacturer’s labeled instructions, or recommend that clients break the law by not immunizing their unhealthy pets. Additionally, veterinarians face potential liability for any adverse reactions suffered after administering a vaccine inconsistent with labeled directions when immunizing sick animals against rabies. Owners may choose not to comply with the law rather than risk their pets’ lives and subsequently fail to license them to avoid detection.



On behalf of The Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust, veterinarian Franchesca Zenitsky, and other Iowa pet owners who have contacted us for assistance, we urge you to introduce legislation to insert a medical exemption clause into Chapter 351 Section 351.33 of the Iowa Code. Please contact me if you would like any scientific data on the rabies vaccine or have any questions.



Sincerely,



Kris L. Christine

Founder, Co-Trustee

THE RABIES CHALLENGE FUND

(1) American Animal Hospital Association Canine Vaccine Task Force. 2011 Canine Vaccine Guidelines, Recommendations, and Supporting Literature, Revised p. 21

(2) American Animal Hospital Association Canine Vaccine Task Force. 2011 Canine Vaccine Guidelines, Recommendations, and Supporting Literature, Revised p. 29
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*IOWA Rabies Waiver Bill HF2124 ACTION ALERT: * Iowa Rep. Marti Anderson
has filed a rabies medical exemption bill, HF 2124, and it has been
assigned to the Agriculture Committee.. Please contact Agriculture
Chair, Pat Grassley * pat.grassley legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221 * &
Agriculture committee members (below) & ask them to support HF2124.
Rabies Challenge Fund letter in support below. Bill Text:
http://tinyurl.com/nq9shv6

House Agriculture Committee:
https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committee...85&groupID=694

Pat Grassley Chair pat.grassley legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Jarad J. Klein Vice Chair jarad.klein legis.iowa.gov (515)
281-3221
Helen Miller ( Ranking Member helen.miller legis.iowa.gov (515)
281-3221
Dwayne Alons dwayne.alons legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Clel Baudler clel.baudler legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Bruce Bearinger bruce.bearinger legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Peter Cownie peter.cownie legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Dave Deyoe dave.deyoe legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Jack Drake jack.drake legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Nancy Dunkel nancy.dunkel legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Curtis Hanson curt.hanson legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Lee Hein lee.hein legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Bobby Kaufmann bobby.kaufmann legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Jerry A. Kearns jerry.kearns legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Daniel Kelley dan.kelley legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Dave Maxwell dave.maxwell legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Brian Moore brian.moore legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Daniel Muhlbauer dan.muhlbauer legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Steven N. Olson steven.olson legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Scott Ourth scott.ourth legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Todd Prichard todd.prichard legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Patti Ruff patti.ruff legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221
Tom Shaw tom.shaw legis.iowa.gov (515) 281-3221

January 4, 2014



Representative Marti Anderson

House of Representatives HD36



Rabies Medical Exemption for Iowa



Greetings Representative Anderson:



Iowa Code Title 9, Subtitle 1 Chapter 351 Section 351.33
requiring rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats does not contain a
provision to exempt unhealthy animals whose veterinarians have
determined their medical conditions should preclude vaccination.



The 18 states of Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut,
Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and
Wisconsin all have medical exemption clauses in their rabies laws, with
Pennsylvania's Governor Corbett having just signed one into law on July
9, 2013.



Labels on rabies vaccines declare that they are for "the
vaccination of healthy cats, [and] dogs," because vaccinating an
unhealthy animal may not produce the desired immunologic response. As
Pfizer's rabies vaccine labels warn: " A protective immune response may
not be elicited if animals are incubating an infectious disease are
malnourished or parasitized are stressed due to shipment or
environmental conditions are otherwise immunocompromised.." Passage of
a medical exemption clause would allow Iowa's veterinarians to write
waivers for animals whose lives would be jeopardized by or whose medical
conditions would be exacerbated by vaccination, including those with
past anaphylactic reactions to the rabies vaccine or those suffering
from cancer, kidney/liver failure, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia,
lymphoma, grand mal seizures, and chronic autoimmune disorders.



The American Animal Hospital Association advises
veterinarians "...to avoid administration of any vaccine to patients
with a history of systemic disease suspected to be associated with
previous vaccination (e.g., immune-mediated hemolytic anemia,
immune-mediated thrombocytopenia) or known to be caused by vaccine
(vaccination-site cutaneous ischemic vasculitis after administration of
rabies vaccine)." (1) They further recommend that "[d]ogs receiving
immunosuppressive chemotherapy should not be vaccinated." (2)



The State of Maine inserted the following medical exemption into their
rabies protocol, Title 7 M.R.S.A., Sec. 3922(3), in April 2005:



"5 A. A letter of exemption from vaccination may be submitted for
licensure, if a medical reason exists that precludes the vaccination of
the dog. Qualifying letters must be in the form of a written statement,
signed by a licensed veterinarian, that includes a description of the
dog, and the medical reason that precludes vaccination. If the medical
reason is temporary, the letter shall indicate a time of expiration of
the exemption.



B. A dog exempted under the provisions of paragraph 5 A, above, shall
be considered unvaccinated, for the purposes of 10-144 C.M.R. Ch.251,
Section 7(B)(1), (Rules Governing Rabies Management) in the case of said
dog's exposure to a confirmed or suspect rabid animal."



Without a provision for medical waivers in Iowa Code Title
9, Subtitle 1 Chapter 351 Section 351.33, Iowa's rabies immunization
requirement poses an ethical dilemma for veterinarians with seriously
ill patients -- they must either violate their Veterinarian's Oath and
administer a rabies vaccine conflicting with sound medical practice and
contrary to manufacturer's labeled instructions, or recommend that
clients break the law by not immunizing their unhealthy pets.
Additionally, veterinarians face potential liability for any adverse
reactions suffered after administering a vaccine inconsistent with
labeled directions when immunizing sick animals against rabies. Owners
may choose not to comply with the law rather than risk their pets' lives
and subsequently fail to license them to avoid detection.



On behalf of The Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust,
veterinarian Franchesca Zenitsky, and other Iowa pet owners who have
contacted us for assistance, we urge you to introduce legislation to
insert a medical exemption clause into Chapter 351 Section 351.33 of the
Iowa Code. Please contact me if you would like any scientific data on
the rabies vaccine or have any questions.



Sincerely,



Kris L. Christine

Founder, Co-Trustee

THE RABIES CHALLENGE FUND

(1) American Animal Hospital Association Canine Vaccine Task Force. 2011
Canine Vaccine Guidelines, Recommendations, and Supporting Literature,
Revised p. 21

(2) American Animal Hospital Association Canine Vaccine Task Force. 2011
Canine Vaccine Guidelines, Recommendations, and Supporting Literature,
Revised p. 29




--
Kris L. Christine



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On Saturday, February 8, 2014 10:39:33 PM UTC+5:30, Kris L. Christine wrote:
*IOWA Rabies Waiver Bill HF2124 ACTION ALERT: * Iowa Rep. Marti Anderson

has filed a rabies medical exemption bill, HF 2124, and it has been

assigned to the Agriculture Committee.. Please contact Agriculture

Chair, Pat Grassley * (515) 281-3221 * &

Agriculture committee members (below) & ask them to support HF2124.

Rabies Challenge Fund letter in support below. Bill Text:

http://tinyurl.com/nq9shv6



House Agriculture Committee:

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committee...85&groupID=694



Pat Grassley Chair (515) 281-3221

Jarad J. Klein Vice Chair
(515)

281-3221

Helen Miller ( Ranking Member
(515)

281-3221

Dwayne Alons
(515) 281-3221

Clel Baudler
(515) 281-3221

Bruce Bearinger
(515) 281-3221

Peter Cownie
(515) 281-3221

Dave Deyoe
(515) 281-3221

Jack Drake
(515) 281-3221

Nancy Dunkel
(515) 281-3221

Curtis Hanson
(515) 281-3221

Lee Hein
(515) 281-3221

Bobby Kaufmann
(515) 281-3221

Jerry A. Kearns
(515) 281-3221

Daniel Kelley
(515) 281-3221

Dave Maxwell
(515) 281-3221

Brian Moore
(515) 281-3221

Daniel Muhlbauer
(515) 281-3221

Steven N. Olson
(515) 281-3221

Scott Ourth
(515) 281-3221

Todd Prichard
(515) 281-3221

Patti Ruff
(515) 281-3221

Tom Shaw
(515) 281-3221



January 4, 2014







Representative Marti Anderson



House of Representatives HD36







Rabies Medical Exemption for Iowa







Greetings Representative Anderson:







Iowa Code Title 9, Subtitle 1 Chapter 351 Section 351.33

requiring rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats does not contain a

provision to exempt unhealthy animals whose veterinarians have

determined their medical conditions should preclude vaccination.







The 18 states of Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut,

Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New

Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and

Wisconsin all have medical exemption clauses in their rabies laws, with

Pennsylvania's Governor Corbett having just signed one into law on July

9, 2013.







Labels on rabies vaccines declare that they are for "the

vaccination of healthy cats, [and] dogs," because vaccinating an

unhealthy animal may not produce the desired immunologic response. As

Pfizer's rabies vaccine labels warn: " A protective immune response may

not be elicited if animals are incubating an infectious disease are

malnourished or parasitized are stressed due to shipment or

environmental conditions are otherwise immunocompromised...." Passage of

a medical exemption clause would allow Iowa's veterinarians to write

waivers for animals whose lives would be jeopardized by or whose medical

conditions would be exacerbated by vaccination, including those with

past anaphylactic reactions to the rabies vaccine or those suffering

from cancer, kidney/liver failure, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia,

lymphoma, grand mal seizures, and chronic autoimmune disorders.







The American Animal Hospital Association advises

veterinarians "...to avoid administration of any vaccine to patients

with a history of systemic disease suspected to be associated with

previous vaccination (e.g., immune-mediated hemolytic anemia,

immune-mediated thrombocytopenia) or known to be caused by vaccine

(vaccination-site cutaneous ischemic vasculitis after administration of

rabies vaccine)." (1) They further recommend that "[d]ogs receiving

immunosuppressive chemotherapy should not be vaccinated." (2)







The State of Maine inserted the following medical exemption into their

rabies protocol, Title 7 M.R.S.A., Sec. 3922(3), in April 2005:







"5 A. A letter of exemption from vaccination may be submitted for

licensure, if a medical reason exists that precludes the vaccination of

the dog. Qualifying letters must be in the form of a written statement,

signed by a licensed veterinarian, that includes a description of the

dog, and the medical reason that precludes vaccination. If the medical

reason is temporary, the letter shall indicate a time of expiration of

the exemption.







B. A dog exempted under the provisions of paragraph 5 A, above, shall

be considered unvaccinated, for the purposes of 10-144 C.M.R. Ch.251,

Section 7(B)(1), (Rules Governing Rabies Management) in the case of said

dog's exposure to a confirmed or suspect rabid animal."







Without a provision for medical waivers in Iowa Code Title

9, Subtitle 1 Chapter 351 Section 351.33, Iowa's rabies immunization

requirement poses an ethical dilemma for veterinarians with seriously

ill patients -- they must either violate their Veterinarian's Oath and

administer a rabies vaccine conflicting with sound medical practice and

contrary to manufacturer's labeled instructions, or recommend that

clients break the law by not immunizing their unhealthy pets.

Additionally, veterinarians face potential liability for any adverse

reactions suffered after administering a vaccine inconsistent with

labeled directions when immunizing sick animals against rabies. Owners

may choose not to comply with the law rather than risk their pets' lives

and subsequently fail to license them to avoid detection.







On behalf of The Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust,

veterinarian Franchesca Zenitsky, and other Iowa pet owners who have

contacted us for assistance, we urge you to introduce legislation to

insert a medical exemption clause into Chapter 351 Section 351.33 of the

Iowa Code. Please contact me if you would like any scientific data on

the rabies vaccine or have any questions.







Sincerely,







Kris L. Christine



Founder, Co-Trustee



THE RABIES CHALLENGE FUND



(1) American Animal Hospital Association Canine Vaccine Task Force. 2011

Canine Vaccine Guidelines, Recommendations, and Supporting Literature,

Revised p. 21



(2) American Animal Hospital Association Canine Vaccine Task Force. 2011

Canine Vaccine Guidelines, Recommendations, and Supporting Literature,

Revised p. 29









--

Kris L. Christine


 




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