Message Number: YG3254 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-05 02:37:00 UTC
Subject: Rabies Vaccine


I am sure that this question has been asked before, but I would like to ask
it again.

The question is concerning the rabies vaccine that we, as ferret owners, give
our babies.

Has anyone as of yet, or plan to in the future , to do a study as to how
often we have to have our little ones vaccinated or if the vaccine builds up
in their systems. Why is there not a vaccine that can be given only every
two or three years, like the vaccine that there is for cats?

I realize that the little ones need this vaccine. But isn't anyone concerned
that we could be overdosing them with too much vaccine?

I have put this question to several vets and too a few shelter operators, no
one can come up with an answer for me. Is there anyone that can give me an

Thank You
Donna Clark