Colorado Rabies Resource Guide
The Colorado Rabies Resource Guide 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.
- Guidelines for the handling and submission of skunks.
- Management of domestic dogs, cats and ferrets involved in human bites.
- Algorithm for managing cat, dog and ferret bites in Colorado.
- Management of domestic pets exposed to wildlife.
- Algorithm for rabies management of domestic pets exposed to wildlife.
- Hybrid-wolf bite management algorithm.
- Recommendations for hybrid wolves regarding vaccination, bite follow-up and exposure to rabies.
- Compendium of animal rabies prevention and control.
Rabies vaccination exemption for animals
On Jan. 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 was published in the Colorado Register/Code of Colorado Regulations on Feb. 10, 2010, and is effective March 2, 2010.