Retrospective dog rabies vaccination evaluation at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria 1988-1992.Report as inadecuate




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Veterinary Archives, Vol.70 No.5 October 2000. -

Registers, rabies vaccination records and some case notes of 755 dogs presented in the Small Animal and Preventive Veterinary Medicine Clinics of the University of Ibadan between January 1988 and December 1992 were analysed for anti-rabies vaccination coverage and booster immunization consistency. Two hundred and seventy-six 36.5% of the 755 registered dogs were vaccinated against rabies during the 5-year period. One hundred and eighty-two 65.9% of the 276 vaccinates obtained an adequate number of rabies vaccinations required for the dogs in respect of age. However, 149 approx. 82% of these adequately vaccinated dogs were in the primary initial age vaccination category. Also, 50 59.5% of the 84 dogs requiring booster vaccination in the dog population under study had received regular boosters. Inadequate vaccination coverage, urban rabies control problems and public health implications in Ibadan, the largest city in West Africa, are discussed.

urban rabies; dog-rabies vaccination coverage; rabies control; public health; Ibadan; Nigeria



Author: Isaac Adeyemi - ; Department of Veterinary Public Health Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria Karl Zessin -

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