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The Practical Approach to Drug Monitoring (Idexx)

The Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine

Impromptu Inspections - There is an automatic $500.00 fine to turn away a state veterinary inspector. Therefore, prepare your staff in the event of your absence.



(d) A licensing authority may grant an exemption from this section for a dog, cat or ferret that:

(i) the local board of health has declared exempt from the rabies vaccination requirement upon presentation of a veterinarian’s certificate stating that because of an infirmity, other physical condition or regimen of therapy, such inoculation is considered inadvisable for a specified period of time for such reasons; (ii) is in transit; or (iii) was brought into the commonwealth temporarily for the sole purpose of display in a show or for exhibition.

(e) This section shall not apply to a dog, cat or ferret housed in a research institution.

The legitimate reasons for exemption relate to allergic reactions resulting in anaphylaxis, or some form of immune mediated disease.  Mild reactions like rashes do not outweigh the public health significance of leaving an animal susceptible.

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