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I was astonished to learn that there is no vaccine for raccoons and therefore the babies we found had to be tested for rabies (killed). Is rabies vaccine species specific? And why? Raccoons live very closely with humans; should we not develop one for them?



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I think if you had a pet raccoon you might be able to ask a veterinarian to vaccinate it against rabies the way you can get a pet dog or cat vaccinated. It is very difficult and expensive just to get people and pets vaccinated when they need it. It would be practically impossible to vaccinate wild animals. It is a hard world out there in the wilderness.

Don Libby



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