USDA Working to Reduce Wildlife Rabies

The Unites States Department of Agriculture is dropping bait cubes laced with oral rabies vaccine throughout Appalachian states in an attempt to slow the spread of raccoon-strain rabies in the wild and

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The Unites States Department of Agriculture is dropping bait cubes laced with oral rabies vaccine throughout Appalachian states in an attempt to slow the spread of raccoon-strain rabies in the wild and to domestic animals.


 


The current bait drops are part of a program initiated by the USDA in 1997 to establish a rabies-free barrier in the Eastern United States

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Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care.

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