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Rabies Booster Study may save hundreds of lives

This story was released from PHYS.org and I received it from my professional association PSI. It is very exciting.

"A new study by Kansas State University veterinary diagnosticians finds that pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus."

What this means is that potentially hundreds of dogs lives can be saved. 

In the past, if a dog was exposed to the rabies virus and its rabies shot was found to be out-of-date, there were 2 options: The first was a 6 month quarantine at a potential cost to the owner of between $5000-$7000. 00. While the dog was under quarantine, the owner was forbidden access to him. The second option was euthanasia. Since many dog owners were unable to cover the huge quarantine expense, they were forced to put their beloved dogs down.

Thanks to this new research, if a dog with an out-of-date rabies shot is exposed to the rabies virus, he or she can be immediately given a rabies booster shot and  they are quarantined in their own home for a period of 45 days. It is essential however, that the dog has had an original rabies vaccine in the past.

This is such great news! Kudos to the scientists and researches at Kansas State.!

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-rabies-booster-defends-pets-out-of-date.html#jCp

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