The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine


Natural infection of rabies in three cases of swine were observed. The affected pigs were bitten by rabid dogs at various sites on the body. The incubation period in these three cases varied between 8-16 days. The sudden onset of fever, dilatation of the pupil and nervous signs were the consistent findings with short course of not more than 3 days, except one had a prolonged course of seven days. Ninety two percent of the reported case of rebies in Thailand were found in dogs. Cats come second to dog but share only around five percent of total. Only a few cases of rabies were reported in farm animals including swine (Luangtongkum, 1980). In this report, the clinical sings of natural rabies infection in three cases of swine were described.

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