Ontario continues efforts to control rabies in wildlife

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  1. Arlene Silva says:

    BRAVO to Ontario for their effective rabies control programs; for their rabies *free* raccoon population and for being a role model for the rest of the world. Too bad the rest of the world is not paying attention…

  2. Jonathan fleming says:

    Have there been any studies to test the effectiveness of these vaccines on larger carnivores such as dogs, bobcats or cougars?

  3. Marie says:

    Jonathan, I’m not a biologist and my knowledge is limited on this but as far as the animals you mentioned minus dog, there are few reported cases of rabies in those mammals. As for domesticated dogs, you can already get them vaccinated at your local vet. I think the focus here is wildlife. There are different strains of rabies like fox, raccoon etc although the animas can be susceptible to multiple strains. I believe research in to rabid bats was done as well, in Ontario anyway.

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