Message Number: FHL2445 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2007-09-07 18:30:22 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] rabies vaccine baits (Attn: Floral Park and other areas)

Long Island has long had Canine Distemper (which can look like
rabies), and had a few rabid bats, but for many decades it did not
have actual terrestrial rabies. That changed in recent years.

The article is very well written and very clear.

If you are in the Floral Park area (where Mom was born :-) ),
PLEASE, read the above articles CAREFULLY AND FULLY so that you know
what to do -- and what to not do -- if one of your ferrets, dogs, or
cats finds this vaccine bait. (Or if a child bites into one.)

If you might know people there with pets (which a number of you
receiving this privately might), please, pass the URL along.

Vaccine baits are an excellent approach, but they need to be
understood by the public. There is not live rabies in the vaccine
but there is a weakened version of the same virus used in small pox
vaccines (not small pox, though).

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:

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