Vaccine study suppressed

From the monthly column “On The Line”, ShowSight Dog Show Magazine, June 2019 Issue. Click to subscribe.

You might wonder what a pharmaceutical study on sheep is doing in ShowSight magazine but I found this significant to purebred dog breeders and exhibitors. We put a lot of importance on brains and working instinct whether our Great Dane ever stares down a would-be burglar or our Labrador can retrieve a duck.

We spend hours studying genetics and we worry about nutrition, hips, hearts and over-vaccination. Yeah, this has to do with vaccines and it is guaranteed to creep you out!

Do I have your attention? What if I also suggested you might make an association between “aluminum adjuvants in vaccines and behavior and/or learning problems in young people today”? This is not meant to dissuade anyone from vaccinating children or pets. It is offered as incentive to dig deeper into the potential effects of over-vaccination, a result of today’s strong vaccine marketing.

An accepted paper in Pharmacological Research (Elsevier) was withdrawn March 2019 by the editor without a single reason. We can only assume it was due to non-declared conflicts of interest, fear of science, and/or pressure from external, not-revealed forces.

The author, Lluís Luján, a veterinary professor at the University of Zaragoza in Spain, says his paper “links the use of aluminum as vaccine adjuvant with behavioral changes in sheep and it must be extremely relevant to the field of vaccine safety that has forced them to behave in such a non-scientific, corrupted way.”

He sent a ton of information to prefaced with this statement “I need your help. I have been working in the field of vaccine safety for more than ten years now, specifically focusing on the role of aluminum as adjuvant and its implication in the generation of severe secondary reactions.”

In November 2018 his research was accepted by Pharmacological Research where his team demonstrated the link “between the use of aluminum as vaccine adjuvant with behavioral changes in sheep.” When I tell you that his research group’s paper was suddenly withdrawn by the editor without any scientific reason, I hope I have your attention.

Here is a partial extract from his paper:

“Aluminum (Al)-containing vaccines are common in sheep management and they have been associated with the Autoimmune/inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA syndrome). The aim of this study was to investigate cognitive and behavioral changes in sheep subjected to a protocol of repetitive inoculation with Alcontaining products. Twenty-one lambs were assigned to three groups (n=7 each): A (Control), B (Adjuvantonly), C (Vaccine). Group C was inoculated with commercial Al-containing vaccines; Group B received the equivalent dose of Al only (Alhydrogel®) and Group A received PBS. Sixteen inoculations were administered within a 349-day period. Ethologic changes were studied in late summer (7 inoculations) and mid-winter (16 inoculations).

“Animals in groups B and C exhibited behavioral changes: affiliative interactions were significantly reduced and aggressive interactions and stereotypies increased significantly. They also exhibited a significant increase in excitatory behavior and compulsive eating. In general, changes were more pronounced in the Vaccine group than they were in the Adjuvant-only group. Some changes were already significant in summer, after seven inoculations only. This study is the first to describe behavioral changes in sheep after having received repetitive injections of Al-containing products, explaining some of the clinical signs observed in ovine ASIA syndrome.”

I sent a full copy of his report to an internationally renowned veterinarian who replied:

“Censorship is happening in animal and in human publications that report on the lack of safety with vaccines—these papers—relayed the behavioral issues developing in the lambs that were vaccinated with commercial vaccine. The damage linked to the aluminum adjuvants. This has also happened to several of my researcher friends on human vaccines.”—Patricia Jordan, DVM, CVA, CTCVH.

There is much more to this story and other proven harmful effects of over-vaccination. That will be covered in as it unfolds. In the meantime, ShowSightmagazine has a wide and educated readership who need this information. I suggest you also share this with your veterinarian and if you have school-age children, your pediatrician.

Those of you my age will recall how few vaccines you received. Our parents deliberately exposed us to mumps, measles, etc. and, hopefully, we are still immune. Granted, diseases seem to have multiplied but not to worry, pharmaceuticals have kept pace. Most of you have been conditioned to “get your flu shot” and parents are required to vaccinate for things we never heard of when my kids were in school.

Dog owners are beset the same way, damned if you do but worse if you don’t! Veterinarians in the ever-increasing corporate-owned model have to follow protocol. You are however, still free to decide what you feel is beneficial and/or necessary for your pets. 

  • Barbara “BJ” Andrews is the breeder of over 300 AKC Champions including over a dozen All-Time record holders. She is the author of 8 breed books and founder of 3 AKC Breed Clubs. In 1998 she launched the world’s first public website ( followed by and which, as part of the NetPlaces Network, serves all facets of dog ownership and exhibition. She and husband Bill pioneered the Akita, Miniature Bull Terrier, and Toy Fox Terrier to AKC recognition and BJ served on the board of each Parent Club. She has judged in England and AKC Specialty Sweeps. She was awarded UKC All Breeds approval but has never applied for an AKC judges license because it could interfere with objective reporting on the sport.

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