Article by: Kris L. Christine Founder, Co-Trustee THE RABIES CHALLENGE FUND
New laws for the Unitited States
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Kris L. Christine
THE RABIES CHALLENGE FUND
ALABAMA - Lawmakers Vote to Require Pet Shots Every 3 YearsAssociated Press May 14, 7:18 PM EDT http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AL_XGR_PET_VACCINATIONS_ALOL-?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Pet owners will only have to get their animals vaccinated for rabies once every three years rather than every year under a bill that has received final approval in the Alabama Legislature.
The bill passed the Alabama House Thursday on a 101-0 vote and now goes to the governor for review.
RHODE ISLAND - Board OKs Change in Rabies Policy Providence Journal News Digest May 1, 2009 http://www.projo.com/news/content/news_digest_01_05-01-09_5KE7P0O_v4.38640bf.html
PROVIDENCE –– The Rhode Island Rabies Control Board has approved a change in policy that could pave the way for regulations that will allow the vaccination of dogs and cats every three years, rather than every two years.
The board approved a proposal to work with lawyers on regulatory language that would allow vaccines to be administered in accordance with the “durations of immunity” listed on the manufacturers’ label, said the state’s veterinarian, Dr. Scott Marshall.