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Bait acceptability for delivery of oral rabies vaccine to free-ranging dogs on the Navajo and Hopi Nations David Bergman Scott Bender Krista Wenning Dennis.

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1 Bait acceptability for delivery of oral rabies vaccine to free-ranging dogs on the Navajo and Hopi Nations David Bergman Scott Bender Krista Wenning Dennis Slate Chuck Rupprecht Chad Heuser Tom DeLiberto

2 Reasons Dogs are not Vaccinated Lack of funding Lack of funding Abandoned, lost, runaways Abandoned, lost, runaways Feral/free ranging Feral/free ranging Forgot Forgot Lack of time Lack of time Cultural Cultural Lack of education Lack of education Lack of information Lack of information Lack of veterinarians Lack of veterinarians Lack of vaccines and/or vaccine clinics Lack of vaccines and/or vaccine clinics Fear of the unknown Fear of the unknown

3 Why the Nations?

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5 Is There Potential for Free-ranging Dogs to be Vaccinated Using ORV?

6 Methods - Bait Selection Bait-Tek Inc

7 Methods – Hand-out Model

8 Number of Feral Dogs Receiving Each Bait-type n = 741

9 Ontario Slims

10 Dog Food Polymer

11 Fish Meal Polymer

12 Coated Sachets

13 Polymers df: 1 df: 1 Chi-square = 0.96 Chi-square = 0.96 p < 1 p < 1 Fish Meal Polymer Dog Food Polymer

14 Bait Preference df: 1 df: 1 Chi-square = Chi-square = p < p < df: 1 df: 1 Chi-square = Chi-square = p < p < df: 1 df: 1 Chi-square = Chi-square = p < p < Ontario Slims Polymers Coated Sachets

15 Today and Beyond Coated Sachet Coated Sachet –Preferred in this study Operational for last 3 years Operational for last 3 years Opportunities Opportunities –Biodegradable packet –Improved attractant

16 Thank You, Merci!


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