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ONRAB vaccine baitsDSC_2710 tight

The blister pack, containing the ONRAB® vaccine, is made attractive to wildlife by a sweet coating that includes vegetable-based fats, wax, icing sugar, vegetable oil, artificial marshmallow flavor, and dark-green food-grade dye. Results from the 2011 U.S. field trial were promising and warranted the expanded testing needed for potential licensure by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB). The vaccine has been successfully used in Canada to vaccinate raccoons, skunks and foxes against rabies. Field crews distribute the ORV baits by plane or on the ground by hand. If you find one of these, please leave it where you found it. Distributing rabies vaccines is part of Wildlife Services' National Rabies Management Program. Photo by Jordona Kirby, USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services.

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Taken on September 16, 2011