Dr. Robb's Proposed Update to the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control
For 2018 Rabies Serology
Some jurisdictions require evidence that rabies vaccination has produced rabies virus antibodies for animal importation purposes. Rabies virus antibody titers are indicative of a response to vaccination. Titers directly correlate with protection. Therefore, evidence of circulating rabies virus antibodies in animals previously vaccinated for rabies can now be used as a substitute in determining the need for booster vaccination.
This updated information should be adopted by public health veterinarians so it can be presented to all legislative bodies to amend the rabies law to align with current science.
Update proposal by John Robb, DVM.
Dr. Schultz knows. He has done the research!
Dr. Ronald Schultz's Letter Supporting the Role of Titers in Rabies Management
Ronald D. Schultz, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. February 5, 2016. Letter of facts to Amend the Rabies Law