Louisiana Hospitals That Carry The Rabies Vaccine

Use of a Reduced (4-Dose) Vaccine Schedule for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis to Prevent Human Rabies

Information for Ordering Rabies Vaccines

Specimen Collection Instructions for Large Animals

Bat Information

Post-Exposure Protocol for Unvaccinated Dogs, Cats or Ferrets

Protocol for Animal Control and Law Enforcement Agencies Addressing Animal Bites and Potential Rabies Exposures
(June 6, 2013)

Head Removal Instructions


Rabies Sample Submission Documents

Rabies Testing Form and Case Investigation Worksheet (LDH)       Pdf version         Word version

Submission Label          Pdf version       Word version

Protocol for Shipping Specimens to the Office of Public Health Laboratory for Rabies Testing (10/18/18)      

                 Click on one of the following for more information:

Rabies Summary                                                                               

Louisiana Annual Report

Rabies Information (Infectious Disease Epidemiology Manual) 

Title 51 State Sanitary Code: Part III, Chapter 1 - The Control of Rabies

Fact Sheet: Rabies in Louisiana                     

Rabies Compendium 2016 (JAVMA)             

Rabies in Arkansas 2013

Rabies Testing Form and Case Investigation Worksheet       Pdf version      Word version                           

Map of Animals Positive - Louisiana, 1996-2007

Human Rabies Prevention, United States, 2008 Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Louisiana Bat Removal Companies


                OPH Laboratories
                Louisiana Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

                Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine


Primary Contact Information:

Veterinary Program: Gary A. Balsamo, DVM, MPH&TM

1450 Poydras Street, Ste. 1644
New Orleans, LA 70112

Telephone: (504) 568-8315    1(800) 256-2748
Fax: (504) 568-8290
Email: gary.balsamo@la.gov