Vermont Veterinary Medical Association


Other One Health/Public Health Issues

World Rabies Day is September 28, 2016.  The VVMA One Health Committee has a project on rabies education/awareness, specifically for young people and their families, centered in school and youth libraries.  Click here for more information on the projectan infographic that you can use on your website or social media and a press release!

Click on the links below for more information on these subjects:

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Rabies

2017 Rabies Vaccination Clinic Schedule (go to bottom of page and click on Rabies Vaccination Clinics)

Rabies Bait Drop August 8-17, 2016
To prevent the spread of disease among wildlife, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is conducting an aerial bait drop in eight Vermont counties (Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille and Orleans). The baits will be dropped by plane into carefully plotted corridors of remote lowland areas and valleys in Vermont and will also be placed by hand in urban areas. Officials say the baits are not harmful to children or pets if touched or eaten, but say they should not be handled or disturbed. If you have any questions, contact the Vermont Rabies Hotline at 1-800-472-2437. More information is available on the Department of Health's website: http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/rabies/Rabies.aspx

Blue Green Algae on Lake Champlain
Pet owners need to be mindful around algae blooms. If animals ingest the toxin, they can be quickly paralyzed and die. Signs of poisoning include weakness, staggering, difficulty breathing, convulsions and death. For more information on the dangers of blue green algae and a map of current conditions, please visit http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/bg_algae/weekly_status.aspx#map​