December 13, 2015

Holistic Veterinarians Endorse K-State Rabies Titer Test

Researchers emphasize that testing does not supersede local laws but could open the door to new policies.

A new test panel developed at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has garnered the support of a national veterinary organization. The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association has endorsed the lab’s rabies titer test, an antibody test that can measure an animal’s immune response to the rabies virus.

In animals with a history of two or more rabies vaccinations, a titer test measuring 0.5 international units per milliliter or higher would indicate the animal may only need a booster if bitten or exposed to the rabies virus, protecting pets from receiving unnecessary vaccinations, K-State lab officials say.

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H/T: The Rabies Challenge Fund

 

 

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