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Re: The time is now to eliminate rabies in dogs

Posted: 29 Feb 2016, 03:42
by Nyssa
Thank you

Re: The time is now to eliminate rabies in dogs

Posted: 29 Feb 2016, 12:42
by Green Raven
(ARTICLE)

Global inter-governmental organisations have officially launched their framework to end dog-mediated rabies in humans by 2030 using our humane solutions.

This week the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and our partners the Global Alliance for the Control of Rabies (GARC) hosted a conference in Switzerland and have announced their framework for eliminating rabies by 2030, which includes the mass vaccination of dogs. This framework represents the biggest step forward to date towards the global protection of dogs from rabies and cruel culling programmes.

Saving millions of dogs

95% of human rabies cases are transmitted by dog bites. To eliminate human rabies, the focus must be on eliminating dog rabies.

More:

http://www.worldanimalprotection.org/ne ... 1452349267

Another own-goal for 'Pan perniciosa' perhaps? Vaccination is clearly a good thing but every disease has its place in the bionetwork. For a more holistic approach, maybe the WHO and others could look at reducing the uncontrolled breeding and ownership of dogs (and other 'pets') in tandem with their campaign.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... -emissions

Re: The time is now to eliminate rabies in dogs

Posted: 29 Feb 2016, 19:21
by Dogrose
That article is about the UK though, we don't have rabies here so it isn't really relevant to the OP.

Re: The time is now to eliminate rabies in dogs

Posted: 01 Mar 2016, 16:30
by Green Raven
That article is about the UK though, we don't have rabies here so it isn't really relevant to the OP.
Dogs were bred by man as tools and for amusement. The rise in population of dogs is linked intrinsically to that of the human species (my real point) and while we stubbornly refuse to address that issue, our self-inflicted problems will also balloon exponentially.

Rabies is a terrible disease to witness - as are most fatal diseases - and yes, sensible steps should be taken to reduce its prevalence, however the spread of tame and feral dogs, cats, rats and other ‘human followers’ must also be checked by responsible spaying/ neutering and humane population control.

Although not just a ‘first world’ problem, it is estimated that affluent countries waste about twice as much energy on a dog (as represented by the ‘carbon footprint’) as is consumed by a family SUV.

American source: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/pet-do ... id=9402234

Most small rural communities in 'developing' countries have a pack of semi-feral dogs hanging around, being joined by the off-duty working beasts to procreate and pass infections without hindrance before returning to the fold to be fed.

So, not having a dig at dogs per se, but pointing out that we really have to point ourselves in the right direction (at home and worldwide) to tackle our noticeable woes.

Also, although not endemic in the native surface population, strains of rabies communicable to humans regularly pitch up in British bats:

http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/-bats_and_rabies-1099.html

Re: The time is now to eliminate rabies in dogs

Posted: 08 Apr 2016, 21:38
by feranaja
I'd like to add, that annual vaccination is a very bad idea, especially given that most vaccines have a three-year shelf life, and our leading veterinary immunologists feel they are good for much longer. As a canine health care professional and lifelong dog-lover, I do vaccinate pups, and only for potentially fatal illness and then run titers/booster at about 5 or 6. I never vax a sick or elderly dog. An ethical and up-to -date veterinarian will be up on all of this.
For those unaware of the annual vaccination-scam, check here:

http://www.bestinshowdaily.com/jean-dod ... n-caution/

http://drjeandoddspethealthresource.tum ... wgW1Ue2cVA
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