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 purpose is to protect the cat against 
ignorant humans.)

Perhaps consider titre testing and also look at what rabies vaccine would be 
the easiest on the system.

--- On Wed, 10/14/09, Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote:

 From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm
 Subject: [Felvtalk] rabies shot needed for transport?
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 1:24 PM
 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 waiver so we don't
 have to do this. Between the anisocoria, low wbc and the
 probably normal, occasional vomits I've been seeing, I'm
 already really anxious about her health.
 
 Thanks,
 
 Lance
 
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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 one-year one.

as susan says, tho, if she bites someone, they'll shoot first and then ask
questions in too many cases.

try looking up, interstate requirements for transporting live animals, i
know the info is out there on some transport sites but darned if i can
remember (anything) just which ones

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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
away from vaccinating an animal in her condition if at all possible.

Jenny

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote:

 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 waiver so we don't have
 to do this. Between the anisocoria, low wbc and the probably normal,
 occasional vomits I've been seeing, I'm already really anxious about her
 health.

 Thanks,

 Lance

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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 it is unsafe due 
to the animals health  status. Definitely check the airline rules and check 
with the state you are traveling to. 

--- On Wed, 10/14/09, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote:

 From: MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] rabies shot needed for transport?
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 4:34 PM
 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 one-year one.
 
 as susan says, tho, if she bites someone, they'll shoot
 first and then ask
 questions in too many cases.
 
 try looking up, interstate requirements for transporting
 live animals, i
 know the info is out there on some transport sites but
 darned if i can
 remember (anything) just which ones
 
 -- 
 Spay  Neuter Your Neighbors!
 Maybe That'll Make The Difference
 
 MaryChristine
 Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue
 (www.purebredcats.org)
 Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team)
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