I want to use a champion stud on my girl but the owner requires a Brucellosis vaccine. I missed the timing and she started day one of her cycle. I have heard "no vaccines once starting the cycle" from another breeder if they are to be bred that cycle due to possible harm to the pups. I don't want to take any chances. My vet really doesn't have that many show/breeder clients and ends up looking on the net for answers. What's your opinion?
I think you may be confused and possibly misunderstood the stud owner. There is NO VACCINE for brucellosis, there is only a test that can be done. There is no bad time to test for brucellosis, it can be done at anytime during heat or pregnancy. There are two types of tests and each require a small sample of blood.
The stud owner is probably requesting this test but is probably also requesting that the female be vaccinated for the typical diseases(parvo,distemper,adenovirus) PLUS Leptospirosis. Both are major STD's among dogs. They are not strictly transmitted through reproduction but is a major cause of spreading. I would talk to a vet about getting the Lepto vaccine and if they think it isn't too late to give it. If its the first day of the heat before any eggs have really started to mature, I would think it would be alright but better check with the vet first.
A vaccine for brucellosis would be a God send but unfortunatley does not exist.
You are likely confused. Brucellosis has no vaccine, it is a blood test to rule out being infected with or a carrier of this STD.
Your vet will draw the sample, send it out and I know my vet has my results in 24 hours. Other vets may take longer. Call your vet, let him know she is in season, when she came in, when you had planned to breed and ask how long the results take to come so you will have a copy of the results for the breeder.