2011 CVM News: Cornell University established a raccoon rabies-free zone
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This news item from the Cornell Chronicle is about: As of January this year, rabies in raccoons in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island has been officially eliminated, thanks to a Cornell approach that leveraged on-the-ground and airborne tactics. The Wildlife Oral Rabies Vaccination Program at Cornell, initiated during the mid-1990s, uses a U.S. Department of Agriculture-licensed, safe and effective liquid rabies vaccine hidden inside a small sachet that is coated with fishmeal and fish oil. Raccoons are attracted to the bait by its fishy smell; the animals puncture the baits and ingest the liquid vaccine.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Lein, Donald; Bigler, Laura; Specchio, Stephanie; Cornell Chronicle