Rabies is a fatal viral disease found mainly in wildlife (especially raccoons, foxes, bats, skunks and woodchucks) but can infect domestic animals and humans.
The Vermont Rabies Control Manual is a rabies resource to help veterinarians, doctors, town health officers, animal control officers, and game wardens with rabies control and prevention in Vermont.
For more information about rabies in Vermont contact:
Dr. Bob Johnson, State Public Health Veterinarian
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, PO Box 70
Burlington, Vermont 05402-0070
SECTION 1 - Vermont Rabies Control Overview
- Submitting Livestock Samples for Rabies Diagnosis
Courtesy of Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health
SECTION 3 - Vermont Rabies Statutes, Rules, and Regulations
- Animal Rabies Vaccination Rules
- Animal Rabies Vaccination Exemptions
- Rabies Control Regulations
Vermont Communicable Disease Regulations regarding animal bites and animals exposed to rabies
- Domestic Pet or Wolf-hybrid Control - 20 V.S.A. Chapter 193
Rabies control and prevention, including dog licensure, immunizations, and rabies control authority.
SECTION 4 – Information for Veterinarians
- Compendium of Animal Rabies Control, 2008
National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) standardized recommendations for rabies prevention and control in mammals. Includes rabies vaccination procedures, and a listing of animal rabies vaccines licensed in the US.
SECTION 5 – Information for Medical Providers
- Human Rabies Prevention (ACIP)– MMWR
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for human rabies prevention. Includes information about rabies pre-exposure and post-exposure vaccination, and animal rabies evaluation by species.
The Department of Health features presentations for Town Health Officers about significant public health issues. Here are the Powerpoint slides and complete audio podcast of Dr. Bob Johnson's April 21, 2010 presentation:
Animal Bites & Rabies - The Role & Responsibilities of THOs - April 21, 2010