What is an oral rabies vaccination (ORV) bait and what does it look like?
WS and its cooperators distribute the ORV baits in targeted areas to vaccinate wildlife species—such as coyotes, foxes, and raccoons—to prevent the spread of rabies. An ORV bait consists of a sachet, or plastic packet containing Raboral V-RG® rabies vaccine. To make the baits attractive to wildlife, the baits are either waxed to the inside of a fi shmeal or dogmeal outer shell or covered with fishmeal crumbs.

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1. What is rabies?
2. How do you contract rabies?
3. Why should I be worried about rabies in wildlife?
4. How can I tell if an animal has rabies?
5. What should I do if I am bitten by an animal?
6. What can I do to prevent rabies?
7. What is an oral rabies vaccination (ORV) bait and what does it look like?
8. Can I get rabies from contact with the vaccine?
9. What if I find an oral rabies vaccination (ORV) bait near my home?
10. Why do I need to wear a glove when handling an ORV bait?
11. What if I do not have a glove?
12. What if my child finds an ORV bait?
13. How long do ORV baits last in the environment?
14. Can I use the ORV bait to vaccinate my dog or cat?
15. How does a raccoon/coyote/gray fox get vaccinated by eating the ORV bait?
16. How long does the vaccine last?
17. How do you distribute ORV baits in cities and suburban areas?
18. How else does WS distribute ORV baits?
19. How can I find out more information about this program?