A Case of Rabies in One Month Old Kittens in South East Nigeria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Philip Paul
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 07, 2014; Accepted date: March 31, 2014; Published date: April 01, 2014
Citation: Paul P, Nlebeddum U, Peterside KR, Yakubu AJ, UsendiIfukibot, et al. (2014) A Case of Rabies in One Month Old Kittens in South East Nigeria. J Veterinar Sci Technol 5:165. doi:10.4172/2157-7579.1000165
Copyright: © 2014 Paul P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This report describes a case of rabies in one month old kittens. At physical examination, the kittens were abnormally aggressive and restless with bilateral ocular discharge. Rapid Immuno chromatographic and Fluorescent Antibody Tests on the harvested brains were positive for rabies. Though report of rabies in cats especially kitten is rare, we advise that continuous reporting by researchers can give a better prevalence statistics of these occurrences due to its great public health significance. We also recommend annual anti- rabies vaccination campaign and destruction of stray cats.