Poll

Rabies Knowledge

How knowledgeable are you about equine rabies?

I completely understand the disease
73%
355
I know rabies is a dangerous disease, but I don't know why
17%
81
I don't think rabies is a threatening disease in the United States
2%
11
I didn't know horses were susceptible to rabies
5%
26
Other (please explain)
3%
14

Total votes cast: 487

Comments & Write-in Answers

Humans have been reatable after infection for years, but the drug companies want $ not cured animals

10/31/2010 4:55:27 PM

i know its dangerous and understand how it is transmitted but i do not know exactly what causes it

10/25/2010 10:23:07 PM

I know that it is potentially transmited by any mamal and that there is no cure

10/25/2010 3:10:30 PM

Also a public heath hazard for humanes

10/25/2010 12:33:20 AM

I have or had racoons drinking out of my horses water tub. I never was able to trap it so I had my v

10/24/2010 8:57:44 PM

Humans have been reatable after infection for years, but the drug companies want $ not cured animals

10/22/2010 10:12:34 PM

living in the south, you growup knowing about rabies

10/22/2010 9:00:36 PM

it is fatal. horses with rabies can infect humans. and it is fatal. (unless you get treated in time)

10/22/2010 8:55:49 PM

The symptoms are easy to determine and it is transmittable to humans & pets

10/22/2010 10:18:51 AM

I did 5 yrs of vax research on rabies for dogs/cats

10/21/2010 11:51:20 PM

I understand enough to know to vaccinate all my animals (except the bird)!

10/21/2010 10:23:54 PM

There is no cure for rabies-once infected death is the only outcome.. It can be transmitted to human

10/21/2010 8:18:22 PM

my animals get rabies shots because you never know it a rabed animals is in the area and my horses g

10/21/2010 5:05:30 PM

I didn't know until recently that there is an equine vaccine

10/21/2010 4:00:20 PM

I wll question my vet further--we usually don't include rabies with the annual shots.

10/21/2010 11:26:07 AM

I'm a 3rd year vet student and have discussed every aspect !

10/21/2010 8:59:52 AM

worked for a state health department involved inpreenting the spreadof raccoon rabies into Ohio..

10/21/2010 8:16:56 AM

Not an issue in the UK

10/21/2010 4:52:53 AM

Vaccines are just easy money for drug companies

10/21/2010 4:17:43 AM

Rabies is not found in Australia, thank goodness!

10/21/2010 2:35:19 AM

I work in public env. health in NY & am very involved with rabies prevention

10/20/2010 10:38:07 PM

Rabies is an infectious disease. Without vet records, horse has to be put down to be tested.

10/20/2010 10:31:21 PM

Vaccinate vaccinate vaccinate it is deadly and you not only protect your horse but also you due to t

10/20/2010 9:12:59 PM

I have seen very little rabies in horses so I need a better understanding of the disease

10/20/2010 8:30:10 PM

Last fall we had a rabid skunk in our paddock, I was terrorized ...

10/20/2010 12:53:08 PM

I've never heard of a case in my area. (NE WA state)

10/20/2010 12:40:09 PM

have seen several mammals including a human with rabies not pleasant!!!!!

10/20/2010 11:15:34 AM

no rabies in our province of Alberta so no one vaccinates for it.

10/20/2010 11:08:55 AM

Rabies is fatal, tansmittable, and incurable in horses.

10/20/2010 11:07:39 AM

Disease of Brain, death, no cure. 1 girl, Milw. lived..mix of antibiotics. brain massive damage- dea

10/20/2010 10:49:24 AM

I was told there is on cure if they get rabies

10/20/2010 10:39:32 AM

I vaccinate all my horses for Rabies because we have skunks & othe rabies carrying aniamls around.

10/20/2010 8:44:06 AM

That is the first shot I give after tetanus.. Very important..I have 25 minis.

10/20/2010 8:33:42 AM

I had to gain a good understanding of rabies for my job

10/20/2010 7:11:56 AM

I understand the disease & vaccinate annually, but do not know all the symptoms in horses

10/20/2010 7:07:03 AM

wouldn't say completely, but I know why and about it

10/20/2010 7:03:02 AM

As an equine vet tech (now retired) this was one of the diseases that I studied

10/20/2010 1:51:33 AM

vaccination given yearly by Veterinarian

10/20/2010 12:59:01 AM

I have a general understanding of rabies disease.

10/20/2010 12:39:54 AM

Rabies is a disease you definately don't want to mess with

10/19/2010 9:29:05 PM

I pretty much understand rabies and what to look for in animals

10/19/2010 9:19:22 PM

the cost of a vaccination is so much less then the vet bill to diagnose and eventually euthanize

10/19/2010 8:49:37 PM

Rabies is always fatal. There is no reason under the sun not to vaccinate against Rabies. It shoul

10/19/2010 7:54:37 PM

No cure...the only two words you need to know.

10/19/2010 7:35:57 PM

I vacinate I required & if a suspect wild animal is around, all get boosters

10/19/2010 7:08:13 PM

Maybe "completely understand" is a bit much, but know a lot!

10/19/2010 7:06:38 PM

rabies is a contagious disease that results in death. Dogs vacinate every 3 yrs, horses 1 yr, cats 3

10/19/2010 7:03:49 PM

rabies makes a person/animal go crazy and die

10/19/2010 5:43:24 PM

Wish we had more info on why annual vax is necessary

10/19/2010 4:27:20 PM

I'm sure I don't know EVERYTHING, but I know how to keep my horses safe and vaccinated.

10/19/2010 4:24:53 PM

Saliva can spread the diease to anyone and any animal!

10/19/2010 3:46:31 PM

Until I saw it here I had no idea horses were susceptible.

10/19/2010 3:36:52 PM

I know very little about it, but my vet says I don't need to vaccinate my horse for it.

10/19/2010 3:35:36 PM

i don't completely understand the disease,but i know it is transmissable between horses and humans,

10/19/2010 3:26:24 PM

I know rabies is fatal and contagious so I vaccinate for it.

10/19/2010 3:16:35 PM

Fatal to all species, so it's difficult to understand why anyone would avoid the vaccine!

10/19/2010 3:16:02 PM

VACCINATE!!!! Vaccination is cheap insureance in prevention of this fatal disease.

10/19/2010 3:10:05 PM

Easy to prevent; it is easily transmitted to other horses, livestock and humans with out vaccination

10/19/2010 2:59:45 PM

once you have symptoms there is no cure

10/19/2010 2:59:28 PM

I live in UK and we don't have rabies

10/19/2010 11:46:54 AM

As a vet tech I always vaccinate for Rabies. Always fatal!

10/19/2010 11:42:38 AM