Rabies is perhaps one of the most misunderstood diseases known to medical science. Myths and misconceptions proliferate, and whenever a rabies case is reported, a certain amount of hysteria ensues. In this workshop, participants will gain a basic understanding of rabies transmission, and identification of rabies vector species, learn to interpret the State rabies reports, separate the myths and misconceptions from facts, identify common symptoms of rabies infection in various wildlife species, and work with a decision tree for determining whether or not to euthanize and send an animal for testing.


  • Date: 7/16/2022 11:00 AM - 7/16/2022 01:00 PM
  • Location: 1150 East Pleasant Run Road, Cedar Hill, TX, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Tri-Cities Animal Shelter

Tickets


Ticket Type
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Rabies Risk Assessment 07/11/22
$29.00
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Rabies Risk Assessment Virtual 07/11/2022
$29.00
0

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$0.00

Description

Rabies is perhaps one of the most misunderstood diseases known to medical science. Myths and misconceptions proliferate, and whenever a rabies case is reported, a certain amount of hysteria ensues. In this workshop, participants will gain a basic understanding of rabies transmission, and identification of rabies vector species, learn to interpret the State rabies reports, separate the myths and misconceptions from facts, identify common symptoms of rabies infection in various wildlife species, and work with a decision tree for determining whether or not to euthanize and send an animal for testing.

  • Understanding rabies transmission
  • Separating myths and misconceptions from facts about rabies
  • Identifying rabies vector species vs terminal hosts
  • Common symptoms of paralytic and furious rabies infection in wildlife
  • Reading and interpreting the state rabies reports
  • Decision tree: To test or not to test?

Participants will receive rabies information from reputable sources, a resource list for further reading, and a sample decision tree to use in conducting rabies risk assessments in their own agencies.

This course will consist of a lecture combined with class discussions of real life situations.  The course fee will cover in-person or virtual classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Class materials and the Zoom link for virtual participants will be sent via email upon payment.


Please contact Kate at 817-229-5653 or bwmidcities@batworld.org for more information.