Question re: rabies

Laurie McDonough Laurie_McDonough at brown.edu
Mon Sep 11 09:28:11 EST 1995


Would someone please explain to me why no test for rabies has been
developed?  It would seem that an antibody test could be easily developed. 
Obviously, if one had an expensive animal, say a AKC champion dog, which
got into a tangle with a wild animal, a test to see if the dog had
contracted rabies would be much more efficient and less expensive than
quarantine.

I have also been told that the incubation period for rabies in cats and
dogs ranges from six months to several years, is this true?

Thanks - Laurie_McDonough at brown.edu



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