Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rabies Requirements By State

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Category: Schnauzer Health

 Vaccinations , Schnauzers, Rabies and the Law

 

 

rabies and the Law.

 It is extremely important to check your local laws for what the rabies requirements are and to also check the requirements in state you are passing thru for trips.

 What I have learned is that although a state rabies requirement may be 3 years check the local county and city ordinances.

 Example: In GA the STATE recognizes 3 year rabies shots. But Chatham County GA does not and will fine or impound and possibly kill your dog (if it has nipped or bitten) if shots aren't "current" according to the local ordinance .

 

This is an interesting article but sadly  didn't answer all my questions .. 

 http://www.dailytribune.net/news/article_e4c526c4-410e-11e2-8d4a-0019bb2963f4.html

 if you can't find it google:

 Vets surprised by rabies case  December 8, 2012 By LOU ANTONELLI 

 #1: was the dog who exhibited live rabies current on his VAX?

#2: was the strain tested to make sure it wasn't a mutated case?

Now a few things , 

  • We know from current research that rabies Vax immunity can actually last up to 8 years . If we look at research done by Dr Dodd.
  • We know that Rabies requirements are set by state and local Community councils NOT by the local veterinarians .
  • We know that Schnauzers are one of the breeds that have a higher susceptibility to "vaccinosis", or complications that stem from getting vaccinated /over vaccinated.

  

As of this time since we can't afford to do titers, since they CAN run upwards of a few hundred dollars. 
I have chosen to do a round robin rotation on shots, but give a dose of
BENADRYL® before a shots visit and will sit in the parking lot for at least 30 minutes after and inject to monitor the dogs . and opt for the Bordetella nasal, as needed, since we board a lot , this is normally 2 weeks before the first boarding of the year , or as needed according to the manufactures schedule and the local climate of the area .  
Ie: if it's been a bad doggie flu season sometimes up to every  6 months . 

 Personally I do 3 year rotations on all Vax. This is mainly because I foster/ volunteer at a county shelter and my dogs are at a higher risk of being exposed to distemper/parvo. In most places the ONLY required Vax is the rabies vax, but you MUST check with your local laws .

more reading here:
general guidelines:
homeopathic guides:

My personal pack does :
  • year 1 Rabies (3-year)
  • year 2 Distemper/Parvo (3-year)  (no lepto)
  • year 3 skip
  • year 4 Rabies (3-year)
  • year 5 distemper/parvo (3-year) (no lepto)
  • rinse repeat .

 


 

Now rabies and the Law.

 It is extremely important to check your local laws for what the rabies requirements are and to also check the requirements in state you are passing thru for trips.

 What I have learned is that although a state rabies requirement may be 3 years check the local county and city ordinances.

 Example: In GA the STATE recognizes 3 year rabies shots. But Chatham County GA does not and will fine or impound and possibly kill your dog (if it has nipped or bitten) if shots aren't "current" according to the local ordinance .


 

Re- vaccination ("booster") requirements In the table which follows, the columns labeled "WITHIN" provide vaccination frequency:

* Annual means rabies vaccination is required within previous 12 months regardless of vaccine used

* M R means rabies vaccination is required according to manufacturer´s instructions (1 or 3 years).

R V =
rabies vaccination
DOGS
R V is required by all states.
  CATS
R V is required by most states.
 
STATE 1st R V @ WIthIN 1st R V @ WIthIN
Alabama   Annual 3 m Annual
Alaska 3m M R 3 m M R
Arizona 3m M R 3 m M R
Arkansas 3m Annual 3 m Annual
California 4m M R Recommended, not required  
Colorado 3m Annual 3 m Annual
Connecticut 3m M R 3 m M R
Delaware 6m M R 6 m M R
Florida 4m M R 4 m M R
Georgia 3m M R 3 m M R
Hawaii Hawaii has strict requirements for dogs and cats. Call 808-483-7151.      
Idaho 3m M R 3 m M R
Illinois 4m M R Recommended, not required  
Indiana 90 days MR 90 days MR
Iowa 4m M R Recommended, not required  
Kansas 4m M R 3 m M R
Kentucky 4m M R 4 m M R
Louisiana 3m required 2 wk before entry 3 m required 2 wk before entry
Maine 3m M R - except
3 year vaccine valid only 2 years in dogs
3 m M R
3 year vaccine valid 3 years in cats
Maryland 4m M R 4 m M R
Massachusetts 3m Annual 3 m Annual
Michigan 3m M R 3 m Recommended, not required
Minnesota 3m M R 3 m M R
Mississippi 3m within 6 months prior to entry 3 m within 6 months prior to entry
Missouri 4m M R 4 m M R
Montana 3m M R 3 m M R
Nebraska 3m M R 3 m M R
Nevada 3m M R 3 m M R
New Hampshire 3m M R 3 m M R
New Jersey 4m M R Recommended, not required  
New Mexico 3m Annual 3 m Annual
New York 3m M R 3 m M R
NorthCarolina 3m Annual 3 m Annual
North Dakota 3m M R 3 m M R
Ohio 3m M R 3 m M R
Oklahoma 4m Annual Recommended, not required  
Oregon 4m M R 4 m M R
Pennsylvania 3m M R 3 m M R
Rhode Island 3m Must be given more than 30 days & less than 12 months prior to entry. 3 m Must be given more than 30 days; less than 12 months prior to entry.
SouthCarolina 4m MR 4 m MR
South Dakota 3m Annual 3 m Annual
Tennessee 3m Annual 6 m Annual
Texas 4m M R 4 m M R
Utah 4m Annual 4 m Annual
Vermont 3m Must use 3 year vaccine 3 m Must use 3 year vaccine
Virginia 4m M R, and examined within 10 days before entry & cert of rabies 4 m M R, and examined within 10 days prior to entry & cert of rabies
Washington 3m M R 3 m M R
West Virginia 6m Annual 6 m Annual
Wisconsin 5m M R 5 m M R
Wyoming 3m M R 3 m M R