ARTICLE 20A. VACCINATION OF DOGS AND CATS FOR RABIES.

(ii) The last day of the month of the dog's current rabies vaccination, every third year.
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The Baltimore County Department of Health is holding a low-cost animal rabies vaccination clinic in your community for dogs, cats and ferrets. Animals must be secured on a non-retractable leash or in an escape-proof carrier. Animals must be at least 12 weeks old to be vaccinated. Vaccination cost is $8 per animal. All rabies vaccinations purchased through Baltimore County Animal Services now include free microchipping and initial pet license. Please bring exact change, if possible, as cash and checks are the only forms of payment that will be accepted.
95.21(2) (2) Rabies vaccination required for dogs.
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Sec. 22-339b. Rabies vaccination required for dogs and cats. Exemption from rabies vaccination. Rabies vaccination exemption certificate. Veterinarian appeal. Penalty. (a) Any owner or keeper of a dog or cat of the age of three months or older shall have such dog or cat vaccinated against rabies. Any animal vaccinated prior to one year of age or receiving a primary rabies vaccine at any age shall be considered protected for only one year and shall be given a booster vaccination one year after the initial vaccination and shall be vaccinated at least every three years thereafter. Those animals revaccinated after one year of age shall be given booster vaccinations at least every three years thereafter. Proof of vaccination shall be a certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian in accordance with subsection (a) of section 22-339c. … the dogs whose rabies vaccinations were expired had protective levels of antibodies BEFORE the booster shots.
Photo provided by Flickr(1) All dogs, cats, and ferrets four (4) months of age and older shall be vaccinated against rabies.
Photo provided by FlickrIt’s very common for dogs to develop eye issues like conjunctivitis, red eye, inflamed or gunky eyes after a rabies vaccination.
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We estimated the association between amount charged and probability that dog owners in N’Djaména, Chad, would have their dogs vaccinated against rabies. Owners would pay ≈400–700 CFA francs (US $0.78–$1.36)/animal. To vaccinate 70% of dogs, and thus interrupt rabies transmission, health officials should substantially subsidize these vaccinations.We used data collected in the capital of Chad, N’Djaména, which in 2001 had a human population of ≈776,000 and a dog population of ≈23,600 (). Dog rabies is endemic to Chad; before the vaccination campaigns, the prevalence of dog rabies was ≈1.4–1.7 cases/1,000 unvaccinated dogs (,).One way to fund dog rabies vaccination programs is to charge owners a fee for each dog vaccinated. However, the higher the fee, the lower the compliance is likely to be. To estimate the association between the amount charged to dog owners and the probability of vaccination (i.e., vaccination coverage), we collected data from 3 observational studies (2001, 2002, 2006) and 1 survey of dog owners (2006) (4,7; Table). We then estimated the maximum amount that could be charged to owners (cost recovery) and still achieve a minimum of 70% of dogs vaccinated.Core vaccines are recommended for all puppies and dogs with an unknown vaccination history. The diseases involved have significant morbidity and mortality and are widely distributed, and in general, vaccination results in relatively good protection from disease. These include vaccines for canine parvovirus (CPV), canine distemper virus (CDV), canine adenovirus (CAV), and rabies. In addition, the leptospirosis vaccine is now recommended as a core vaccine for dogs in California because the disease has the potential to occur in any dog (even in urban environments), can be life-threatening, and the vaccines are considered safe and efficacious, with recent improvements in safety over the last decade.Additional observational data were obtained from a household survey conducted in 2001 (), which recorded that 19% of owned dogs were vaccinated against rabies. Such vaccinations would have been given at private clinics (i.e., without a campaign). The charge for such vaccinations at the urban government-run veterinary clinic and the 3 private veterinary practices of N’Djaména was 3,000–5,000 CFA francs (US $5.82–$9.69). We used the midpoint of such charges (i.e., 4,000 CFA francs). We did not inflate the 2001 charges because we encountered problems identifying an appropriate conversion factor that considered veterinary medical services.In accordance with California state law, we recommend that puppies receive a single dose of killed rabies vaccine at 12 weeks or 3 months of age. Adult dogs with unknown vaccination history should also receive a single dose of killed rabies vaccine. A booster is required one year later, and thereafter, rabies vaccination should be performed every 3 years using a vaccine approved for 3-year administration.