While there are certainly risks with any vaccine in a very small percentage of the canine world, the benefits still far outweigh the risks.
April 22 Colo. county health officials warn of skunk rabies epidemic
Several skunks in La Junta, Colo., were confirmed to be infected with rabies, prompting the Otero County Health Department to send a letter to 4,200 area households to inform them about the epidemic and remind them to have their livestock and pets immunized against rabies.
April 24 Equine rabies case in Colorado may mean vaccinations for horses
Colorado horse owners should ask their vets about the advisability of inoculating their horses again rabies, the state Department of Agriculture says. The suggestion comes after a Colorado horse was diagnosed with the disease, the second equine case discovered in two years.
April 30 Massachusetts horse is euthanized over rabies infection
A horse in Middleboro, Mass., was euthanized after it was confirmed to be infected with rabies. The horse, which was not vaccinated, is one of only three confirmed rabies cases in horses in the state over the past 10 years, a local veterinarian said, adding that the risk for the disease may be higher this year.