Rabies Vaccine For Cattle

Post-exposure vaccination of bovines against rabies with three anti-rabies vaccines viz. BHK21 cell culture inactivated vaccine. “Raksharab”, Vero cell culture vaccine and Semple’s vaccine was studied with different schedules of vaccination. The mean RFFIT and ELISA titres of animals vaccinated with Raksharab and Vero cell culture vaccine reached a peak 95 days post-exposure (dpe). The animals vaccinated with Semple’s vaccine showed maximum RFFIT and ELISA titres on 40 dpe and the titres were lower than those induced by tissue culture rabies vaccines

Description

  • Rabies should be on the differential diagnosis list for: abnormal behavior, inability to swallow, lameness, and central nervous system abnormalities.
  • Rabies virus is shed in saliva: wear personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, mask) during physical exam, necropsy, and collecting specimens.
  • Cattle are considered exposed to rabies if:
    • A calf is nursing a rabid cow
    • A cow is nursing a rabid calf
    • A cow has been bitten by a rabid animal
  • Rabies, in animals, is reportable to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
    at 1-877-427-7317.
  • The local health officer, with the local health department, has legal authority to determine quarantine location.
  • Fresh, intact brain is needed for the rabies diagnostic test.

Features of Rabies Vaccine For Cattle

The rabies virus is found in saliva and neural tissue (e.g. brain, spinal cord, nerves). Cattle can shed rabies virus in their saliva and can potentially infect other animals and humans. Veterinarians should wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when examining a suspect rabid animal, or when collecting/handling specimens, to prevent exposure to saliva. PPE should include disposable gloves and goggles or mask to prevent contact of mucous membranes or open cuts on skin with saliva or neural tissue. If you are exposed, immediately wash the wound or cut with soap and water. If saliva comes into contact with mucous membranes immediately flush with fresh clean water. Consult your healthcare provider for bite wound management to include; appropriate antimicrobial therapy, a tetanus immunization (if not current), and an evaluation for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis.

Veterinarians and others at frequent risk of rabies exposure, should be vaccinated and have their rabies titer checked every two years; a booster vaccine is recommended if the titer is below 0.1 IU/mL. If you have been previously immunized against rabies, and have been exposed, you will only need two doses of vaccine. For unvaccinated people after exposure, the complete post exposure treatment consists of administration of rabies immunoglobulin at the site of the bite and a series of rabies vaccinations. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment can provide recommendations for post-exposure prophylaxis to veterinarians and healthcare providers. 

Composition


Each dose contains Rabies strain Pasteur RIVM with potency ≥ 2 I.U.

Indications


For the active immunization of healthy dogs, cats, cattle, sheep, goats, horses, ferrets, foxes and in principle all healthy mammals against rabies. It can be used for both prophylactic immunization & post bite therapy.

Dosage and Administration


1ml by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. Shake well before use.

Prices of Rabies Vaccine For Cattle

$81.49 – $132.99

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