[Felvtalk] rabies shot needed for transport?

2009-10-14 Thread Lance
Hi everyone, This isn't exactly FeLV related, but my vet is apparently insisting that Ember get a rabies vax before she gets on the plane. Is this really necessary? It doesn't look like Northwest/Delta (the airline we'd use) has a requirement. I'd think that Wisconsin could issue a

Re: [Felvtalk] rabies shot needed for transport?

2009-10-14 Thread Susan Hoffman
When was the last rabies vaccine? Perhaps a titre test to see if that vaccine is still effective? While I understand and agree with your concerns, there is another issue. What if the cat gets stressed and bites someone? (Those of us who work with ferals say that the rabies vaccine's greater

Re: [Felvtalk] rabies shot needed for transport?

2009-10-14 Thread MaryChristine
i think that it's a federal law when crossing state lines--in SOME cases, it's waivable if there's a vet's certificate, but it doesn't sound as if that the issue. i'm not sure that a titre would be acceptable--and then there's the issue that some states only accept the three-year vax, and not the

Re: [Felvtalk] rabies shot needed for transport?

2009-10-14 Thread jbero tds.net
If you can avoid it, I would not get the rabies vaccine. Is there anyway she will be exposed to a bat or raccoon or infected animal on the way? I doubt it. The vaccines and their requirements were started, and are likely still in place, more to protect people than the animal. I would steer far

Re: [Felvtalk] rabies shot needed for transport?

2009-10-14 Thread TANYA NOE
I agree with MaryChristine. I believe it is a federal law that most states hold to strictly. We vaccinate many animals at the Vet hospital I work at for transport. It is rare that we are able to waive the vaccine. Unless there has been a previous reaction to the vaccine or your vet deems that