Louisiana Hospitals That Carry The Rabies Vaccine

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

Information on Ordering Rabies Vaccines and HRIG  - 02/25/20

Specimen Collection Instructions for Large Animals

Bats and Rabies at Schools

Bat Exclusion, Removal, and Cleaning

Louisiana Bat Removal Companies

Post-Exposure Protocol for Unvaccinated Dogs, Cats or Ferrets

Protocol for Animal Control and Law Enforcement Agencies Addressing Animal Bites and Potential Rabies Exposures

Head Removal Instructions

Appropriate Ten-Day Observation in Dogs, Cats or Ferrets That Have Bitten Human Beings in Louisiana 

Model Quarantine Order


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  (09/19)                                                                             

Rabies - 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)                      

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


                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. 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

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