The Colorado Rabies Resource Guide is now available. This document is a resource for the monitoring, prevention and control of rabies in Colorado. The target audience is “first responders” to rabies: local public health officials, animal control agencies, wildlife officials, animal health officials, veterinarians, wildlife control operators, and wildlife rehabilitators. This document was drafted by the Colorado Rabies (CORAB) Task Force, a self appointed group which first met on June 21, 2010. The mission of CORAB is to coordinate state, local, and federal resources for protection of public health, wildlife health, and domestic animal health from rabies in Colorado.
The latest version of this guidance document is available through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) at 303-692-2700, the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers (CAACO) member’s only webpage (www.caaco.org), and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) member’s only webpage ( www.colovma.org).
Rabies Vaccination Exemption for Animals
On January 19, 2010, the Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment adopted the proposed revisions to STATE OF COLORADO RULES AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO EPIDEMIC AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL, 6 CCR 1009-1, Section 8. Reporting of Diseases Among Animals AND WAIVER PROCESS FOR RABIES INOCULATION. The revised rule will be published in the Colorado Register/Code of Colorado Regulations on February 10, 2010, and will be in effect starting on March 2, 2010.