Shortage of Human Rabies Vaccine Reported

June 04, 2008

The United States is currently experiencing a severe shortage of human rabies vaccine, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Pre-exposure vaccinations of veterinary, animal control, game wardens, laboratory and other... Read More


Rhode Island Horse Positive for Rabies

May 25, 2008

Pet owners in Burrillville, R.I., are being urged to vaccinate their animals after a horse in the town was found to have rabies.

Burrillville authorities have declared a "rabies watch" for the town. It will be in effect for six months.... Read More


New Equine Rabies Vaccine Introduced

May 16, 2008

EquiRab, a rabies vaccine designed specifically for horses, is now available from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. The new vaccine for horses offers long-lasting protection against rabies in a single, low-dose injection.

"Just as it... Read More


Vaccination Essentials: Tetanus, Rabies, and Botulism

April 04, 2008

Ask any veterinarian anywhere in North America and they’ll agree: tetanus and rabies vaccinations are a must.... Read More


3 Rabid Skunks Confirmed in Wyoming County

March 29, 2008

Three rabid skunks already have been confirmed in Campbell County, Wyoming, so far this year. Ken Mills, a University of Wyoming veterinary professor, says Campbell County is the only Wyoming county with confirmed rabies cases this... Read More


Maryland Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Against Rabies

February 22, 2008

The Maryland Horse Industry Board's Equine Health Advisory Committee is urging all horse owners in Maryland to vaccinate their horses against Rabies.

Rabies is highly a fatal disease that affects both humans and horses. Most often, the disease... Read More


USDA Releases Annual Animal Health Report

January 02, 2008

The USDA has released the 2006 U.S. Animal Health Report, a national overview of domestic animal health in th... Read More


New Jersey Horse Quarantined after Bite from Rabid Raccoon

December 28, 2007

Master Hotspur, a 3-year-old Standardbred pacer, won't be hitting the track anytime soon--instead he'll be in precautionary quarantine for 45 days after being bitten on the muzzle by a raccoon that later tested positive for rabies, Read More


Georgia Vet School Receives Grant for Rabies Vaccine Research

October 05, 2007

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine was awarded a grant to develop rabies vaccine.... Read More


NAHMS Equine Studies

October 01, 2007

The National Animal Health Monitoring Systems (NAHMS), a program within the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, conducts various animal health studies. NAHMS conducted specific studies of equine health and management during 1998 and... Read More


Record-Breaking Year for Rabies in Illinois

September 21, 2007

State health officials and wildlife experts have no answer for a worrisome statistic: The number of rabies cases in Illinois this year is the highest on record.

So far, there have been 99 confirmed rabies cases among bats--almost double the... Read More


Louisiana Dog, Horse Positive for Rabies

September 12, 2007

For the first time in nearly 10 years, rabies has been found in a dog in Louisiana, state Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom said in a news release.

The dog was... Read More


Rabies Vaccination Urged in Michigan

September 07, 2007

The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) is urging residents to ensure their pets, livestock, and horses have been vaccinated against rabies. Rabies cases have reached an all-time high, with 169 animal cases this year compared to 49 animal... Read More


World Rabies Day to be Held Sept. 8

September 06, 2007

World Rabies Day, to be held Sept. 8, 2007, is an international event launching global efforts to eliminate rabies. The inaugural event will remind people that rabies is still a... Read More


Farmers' Almanac Out with its 2008 Forecast

August 28, 2007

Keep your boots, long johns and snow shovels handy this winter if you live in the East, the Farmers' Almanac's forecast suggests. Residents of the West, however, can look forward to a milder winter this time around.

"Mother Nature is going... Read More


USDA Distributing Oral Rabies Vaccine in New York, Pennsylvania

August 20, 2007

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will distribute oral rabies vaccine baits in August to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in portions of southwestern New

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Rabid Bats Raise Concerns in Missouri

July 27, 2007

A teenage girl is receiving rabies shots after being bitten as she slept by a rabid bat. The girl was bitten earlier this month at her home in Washington, Mo. The bat was the third in Franklin County this year that was found to have... Read More


25 Veterinary Schools Support World Rabies Day With Events

July 26, 2007

The need for world-wide rabies eradication has brought together for the first time leaders from veterinary, animal wildlife, and human medicine to create the Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit group based in the United Kingdom. The group'... Read More


Tracking Rabies in Kentucky

July 18, 2007

While skunk is the predominant rabies variant in Kentucky, the raccoon variant responsible for the Mid-Atlantic states' rabies epizootic is present in adjoining West Virginia and Tennessee.... Read More


World Rabies Day is Sept. 8, 2007

July 08, 2007

About one person every 10 minutes dies of rabies somewhere in the world.

This harsh statistic has brought together for the first time leaders from veterinary, animal wildlife, and human medicine to create an Alliance for Rabies... Read More


Remember Rabies

July 01, 2007

There is no cure for rabies in man or animal, yet all mammals are susceptible. Since mid-June 2007, there have been reported cases of animal rabies in a number of states. To draw attention to the world-wide problem of rabies, the Centers for... Read More


Surge in Rabies Cases Reported in North Carolina

June 22, 2007

Responding to an increase in rabies cases, officials in North Carolina’s Mitchell and Yancey counties are advising residents to keep food and pets away from wild animals.

In the pas... Read More


Rhode Island Equine Rabies: Movement Restrictions, Vaccines in Wake

May 03, 2007

Some horses are quarantined, and exposed horse owners are required to have prophylactic rabies shots, after a Portsmouth, R.I., horse died from rabies April 22.

According to State Veterinarian Scott Marshall, DVM, this was first... Read More


Rabies Confirmed in Rhode Island Horse

April 27, 2007

Tissue samples from a Portsmouth, R.I., horse that died last weekend have tested positive for rabies, the Warren Times reported.

According to th... Read More


Rabies in the United States and Puerto Rico, 2005

April 12, 2007

The 47 cases in horses and mules had increased from 43 in 2004 and included one case in Puerto Rico. Forty-nine states and Puerto Rico had cases of animal rabies.... Read More