This runs counter to guidelines laid out by National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians that discourage the use of titers to determine the need for rabies booster shots.
Arkansas pet owners are advised to be aware of local ordinances regarding rabies vaccination. This issue is a long way from settled; local ordinances will prevail in any conflict between veterinary recommendations and animal control laws.
New Recommendations from Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association
Recommendations for maintaining adequate pre-exposure immunization status: A routine booster every two years is NOT recommended since the newer cell culture vaccines often confer adequate antibody levels for 5 to 8 years and risk of adverse reactions is increased by frequent boosters. The standard pre-exposure recommendation for veterinarians practicing in an area with enzootic rabies is serologic testing every two years with booster vaccination when the antibody titer falls below the acceptable level, i.e. 1:5 by RFFIT.