WVC 91st Annual Conference
Of all the companion animal vaccines licensed for administration to dogs and cats, rabies vaccine is the only one that is actually required in most, although not all, States/jurisdictions throughout the US. However, rabies vaccination laws/regulations do vary among States, and even within States. Confusion over vaccination requirements can, and does, lead to misinterpretation of law and inappropriate decisions by the veterinarian (sometimes with serious consequences). This presentation centers on several key issues surrounding rabies vaccine administration in practice, patient management in the event of “exposure” to a known or suspect rabid animal, and important information on testing for rabies virus neutralizing antibody (ie, rabies titers).