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Rabies in wild animals and free roaming dogs

Rabies is the oldest known infectious disease and has plagued humans for more than 4,000 years. Dogs are a prime source of infection globally, along with wildlife species like red foxes, raccoon dogs and raccoons that are main reservoirs in Europe and North America today.

Rabies in wild animals and free roaming dogs

Rabies is the oldest known infectious disease and has plagued humans for more than 4,000 years. Dogs are a prime source of infection globally, along with wildlife species like red foxes, raccoon dogs and raccoons that are main reservoirs in Europe and North America today.

Together, beyond animal health

As announced in the press release from May 17th, acquisiton of IDT Animal Health by Ceva Santé Animale is now complete as of July 1st 2019.

Through the acquisition by Ceva Santé Animale we are building a new reference to create value beyond animal health.

We thank you for your trust and are looking forward to continuing our business relationship with you offering an expanded portfolio and an even better service.

Foxes and raccoon dogs

Foxes and raccoon dogs are the main reservoir for rabies in the wild in Europe. Extensive vaccination programmes over the last 30 years have resulted in the almost total elimination of fox-transmitted rabies in Europe.

Free roaming dogs

Tens of thousands of people die every year as a result of dog-transmitted rabies. A global plan ‘Zero by 30’ to end human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030 was launched by the tripartite WHO/OIE/FAO.

Ceva – a global leader in the fight against rabies

In 2019, Ceva Animal Health acquired IDT Biologika GmbH, bringing over 25 years of experience and heritage in oral rabies vaccines into Ceva’s animal health portfolio. Ceva is an expert in the development of successful oral rabies virus vaccines, bait design and delivery systems for use in oral rabies vaccination (ORV) programmes, and continues to work with leading organisations towards a world free of rabies. When it comes to oral rabies vaccination programmes, vaccines that maximise safety for target and non-target species are considered to be the most appropriate for use.

New third generation vaccines – safety engineered, by design

Successful baits must be attractive

ORV programme and the final  distribution 

Ceva – world experts in bait design

 

Highly-attractive baits are essential for oral vaccination; a vaccine bait containing any rabies vaccine has no merit without good acceptance by the target population.