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Vaccination Protocols

IMRAB® delivers proven efficacy for rabies prevention — and unmatched versatility to fit a variety of rabies vaccination protocols.

DOGS
In the United States, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Task Force designates rabies as a “core” vaccination.

  • IMRAB 1 can be administered annually, beginning as early as 3 months of age.1,2 Where state or local laws require annual vaccination, IMRAB 1 may be used as an annual booster.
  • IMRAB 3 provides a three-year duration of immunity and can be administered to puppies as early as 3 months of age.1,3 Revaccinate 1 year after the first vaccination and then every 3 years.

CATS
Vaccination is required by law in many areas and highly recommended throughout the United States.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) recommends rabies vaccines be administered in the right rear leg,4 according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • IMRAB 1 may be administered to cats older than 12 weeks of age, with annual revaccination.2
  • IMRAB 3 may be administered to cats older than 12 weeks of age; revaccinate 1 year after the first vaccination and then every 3 years.3 Check with local public health officials for requirements.

FERRETS

  • Vaccinate annually with IMRAB 3.

HORSES

  • Vaccinate annually with IMRAB 3.

CATTLE

  • Vaccinate annually with IMRAB 3.

SHEEP

  • Vaccinate every three years with IMRAB 3.

More canine vaccination guidelines

More feline vaccination guidelines

12006 AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines. Available at: http://www.aahanet.org/PublicDocuments/VaccineGuidelines06Revised.pdf. Accessed November 27, 2007.
2IMRAB 1 product label
3IMRAB 3 product label
4The 2006 American Association of Feline Practitioners Feline Vaccine Advisory Panel Report, JAVMA 229(9):1405-1441.

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