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Rabies in calves?

Rabies is a viral disease which occurs in over 150 countries in the world. This is a vaccine-preventable disease. The main source of the disease is dogs (mostly feral), foxes, wolves, skunks, and bats. calves 352589 1920 I Love Veterinary - Blog for Veterinarians, Vet Techs, Students

Statistically, every year, near 15 million people get a post-bite rabies vaccination.

The most uncommon rabies diagnostic occurred in Lynchburg, Virginia recently.

A veterinarian based in Lynchburg got a case of suspicious deaths in calves on a farm. Three out of four calves in the same pen died the very same day. The initial diagnosis was that they had pneumonia, but two of them were taken for necropsy at the Lynchburg Regional Animal Health Laboratory of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Full workup was done on the animals and eventually, they found rabies in the brain tissue.

Immediate rabies vaccination was ordered for 15 people that came in close contact with the affected animals.

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