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Rabies Info and Stats

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   June 30, 2011 11:28

The rabies vaccine is not a part of the core vaccination recommendations in Western Canada, however rabies is considered a core vaccine in Ontario.

Rabid horses are very rare in Saskatchewan.

There have been a total of 28 confirmed rabies cases in wild and domestic animals in Saskatchewan last year. 

26 cases were wild animals.

2 cases were domestic animals (dog & cat)

no horses were reported

A retro study indicated that there was 1 positive rabies horse reported in the past 10 years in Saskatchewan.

The conclusion is rabies in horses in very, very rare.

Dogs and cats will play with, kill and otherwise entertain themselves with a rabid animal, horses and cattle have little to no interest in,  for example a bat flopping on the ground.