Rabies remains a major concern worldwide, killing tens of thousands of people every year. These AVMA resources help veterinarians educate pet owners…
Rabies is almost invariably fatal for animals and humans. Vaccination of animals is a critical step in preventing infection and protecting public…
Eliminating dog-transmitted rabies
Global health organizations hope to eliminate rabies transmission from dogs to humans in the Americas within the next two years.
Rabies prevention toolkit
Bring science-based rabies prevention information to your community on World Rabies Day and year round.
Human rabies vaccine recalled
Pasteur has recalled four lots of IMOVAX rabies vaccine because of a potential public health threat.
Rabies control documents changed
The Executive Board has approved changes to various documents pertaining to rabies control.
Rabies prevention a worldwide effort
On Sept. 8, numerous professional organizations—including veterinary and public health authorities—industry partners
Running for rabies awareness
The U.S. Army's 64th Medical Detachment, Veterinary Services, organized runs in Iraq during September to mark World Rabies
Model Rabies Control Ordinance revised
Executive Board revised the AVMA Model Rabies Control Ordinance to reflect the existence of vaccines for younger animals
Updated rabies vaccination certificate released
An updated rabies vaccination certificate is available from the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians.
AVMA student chapters unite for World Rabies Day
From rock concerts to educational meetings to running races, 26 of 29 student chapters of the AVMA recently held an array of special events to help…
AVMA Answers: Rabies titers
Dr. Lynne White-Shim of the AVMA Scientific Activities Division, answers common questions about rabies
Rabies control efforts funded
The Commodity Credit Corporation has transferred $5.4 million to the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health
Rabies vaccine supply recovering
Rabies vaccine supplies in the U nited States have rebounded since May, when restrictions began for prophylaxis
Intradermal rabies vaccine recalled
Individuals who might have been vaccinated with a subpotent, intradermal rabies vaccine should contact their health care provider.
CDC: Rabies transmitted through organ donation
The CDC confirmed diagnoses of rabies in three organ recipients and their common donor
Annual rabies vaccination waiver
Waivers of rabies vaccination should only be issued with approval from the appropriate public health authorities upon recommendation from a licensed…
Educational DVD promotes rabies prevention
The AVMA and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control have produced an educational DVD to promote rabies
Human rabies vaccines temporarily limited
IMOVAX Rabies, a rabies vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, will be temporarily unavailable for pre-exposure prophylaxis in the United
Model rabies control ordinance policy updated
Several revisions were made to the AVMA policy "Model rabies control ordinance," following the Executive Board's
Rabies liability: Is your practice protected?
On World Rabies Day, September 28, join AVMA Axon and the AVMA Trust for a live webinar outlining how to ensure your veterinary practice is legally…
Exploring a role for titers in rabies vaccination
Most states and many municipalities have laws requiring rabies vaccination for dogs and often cats, and these laws do not allow titer testing
Rabies vaccine sales restrictions lifted
Health officials and suppliers are no longer restricting purchases of pre-exposure rabies vaccine from either of the nation's
Few rabies cases remain in Americas
Louise Taylor, PhD, said the effort to eliminate dog-transmitted rabies in humans in the Western Hemisphere has already saved thousands of lives.
CDC warns of flawed rabies certificates
Federal officials have warned that the U.S. could be seeing an increasing number of dogs entering the country without proper rabies vaccination.