SK: Skunks Digest, Vol 31, Issue 13

AntaresTCH at aol.com AntaresTCH at aol.com
Wed Jul 25 15:51:16 PDT 2007


 
Yes, go ahead and use any of the info I sent. Like Randy, I ask that you  
leave my name off of it. I have found literally dozens of web pages that discuss  
the development of the oral rabies vaccine bait here in the USA, dating back  
from 1999, to last year, 2006. The latest pages discuss the steps being taken 
to  refine the oral vaccine to be more effective on skunks. Below are a few 
of  them.
Cheryl
 
_NWRC  - Controlling Wildlife Vectors of Bovine Tuberculosis and  
Rabies--Rqbies_ (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ws/nwrc/research/rabies_bovineTB/rabies.html)  
 
_Oral  efficacy of an attenuated rabies virus vaccin...[J Wildl Dis. 2002] - 
PubMed  Result_ 
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12038142&dopt=Abstract)  
 
_http://www.jwildlifedis.org/cgi/reprint/38/2/428.pdf_ 
(http://www.jwildlifedis.org/cgi/reprint/38/2/428.pdf)  
 
_Jefferson,  biotech firm researchers test new rabies vaccine - Philadelphia 
Business  Journal:_ 
(http://philadelphia.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2005/01/10/story6.html)  
 
_ScienceDaily:  Jefferson Researchers Building A Better Rabies Vaccine_ 
(http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/01/060106003500.htm)  
 
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1. Skunks in West  Virginia and hope to create a rabies
vaccination  (AntaresTCH at aol.com)
2. Re: Skunks in West Virginia and hope  to create a rabies
vaccination  (SkunkLady2 at aol.com)
3. Re: Skunks in West Virginia and hope  to create a rabies
vaccination (mjljdl  lilly)
4. Re: Skunks in West Virginia and hope to create  a
rabiesvaccination (Randy  Gank)


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Message:  1
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:43:31 EDT
From:  AntaresTCH at aol.com
Subject: SK: Skunks in West Virginia and hope to create  a rabies
vaccination
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
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Content-Type: text/plain;  charset="US-ASCII"



Hello  skunks-request at rdwarf.com,
In  reference to your  comment: 


Dear Sirs:
My name Is John R  Gank, I  live In West Virginia.  Can you please tell me 
how 
to  contact Skunk  breeders?  Also, how do I go about obtaining my  permit to 
own my  Skunk?  Thank you for your  help.
Sincerely,
John R  Gank
randythelifter at earthlink.net   
304-754-7263   

_No  Importation or Pet Permits  Issued For Raccoon, Fox or Skunk in West  
Virginia _  (http://www.wvdnr.gov/2007news/07news101.shtm)  

The above is a  link to the page in the West Virginia DNR policy regarding  
pet  skunks. The best hope to have skunks reinstated as pets seems to be the  
 
development of a rabies vaccine for skunks. See this link: _Aspen Skunk  
Rabies 
Research,  Inc_ (http://www.aspenskunk.org/)    
for information on efforts to try and have this vaccine  developed.

I am wondering if there is a college or university that  would be willing to  
develop the vaccine as one of their research  programs, as rabies is major  
concern in this country and  internationally at this time. Baits are being  
developed and refined  to orally vaccinate wild skunks and racoons, perhaps 
this  
technology  could be used to create a vaccine for our pet  skunks.
Cheryl





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Message:  2
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 16:07:06 EDT
From:  SkunkLady2 at aol.com
Subject: Re: SK: Skunks in West Virginia and hope to  create a rabies
vaccination
To:  skunks at rdwarf.com
Message-ID:  <ca7.14b61572.33d7b5ea at aol.com>
Content-Type: text/plain;  charset="US-ASCII"

In a message dated 7/24/2007 3:44:29 PM Eastern  Daylight Time, 
AntaresTCH at aol.com writes:

> development of a  rabies vaccine for skunks.

There is one...it's Imrab3, made right here  in Georgia.  The testing was all 
done years ago.  "All" we have  to do is get the word SKUNKS on the label and 
we're there, but that has  proven VERY difficult, twice.  There have been 
petitions with  thousands of names presented to the company and before they 
could do  
anything, other people have made unpleasant waves and ticked the company  
off.  
Reportedly the petitions have been destroyed....I don't  know.

Though rehabbers do it openly, it is illegal to innoculate  wildlife by most 
state laws and since we haven't succeeded (or even  tried?) in getting 
distinction written in law between WILD and DOMESTIC  
skunks.......technically it's 
illegal for us to innoculate our own  animals.
That is a hurdle that needs addressing before we can hope to  succeed
in getting an approved Rabies vaccine for our skunks.

Canada  has been baiting for Rabies for years and has almost obliterated it 
from  their wildlife......the Imrab3 success rate is 98%...
and the last I heard,  ours, which the FDA approves and the law requires that 
we give dogs and  cats, has a success rate of 70% I believe.  Does THAT make 
you feel  safe?

Shelor


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Message:  3
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 13:54:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: mjljdl lilly  <hlrinc at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: SK: Skunks in West Virginia and hope  to create a rabies
vaccination
To: "Friends and fans of  skunks." <skunks at rdwarf.com>
Message-ID:  <370550.86391.qm at web53501.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
Content-Type:  text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

Do you mind if I put this info on my  webpage? If we could get the word 
out... 
Marcy

SkunkLady2 at aol.com wrote:
In a message dated 7/24/2007  3:44:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
AntaresTCH at aol.com writes:

>  development of a rabies vaccine for skunks.

There is one...it's Imrab3,  made right here in Georgia. The testing was all 
done years ago. "All" we  have to do is get the word SKUNKS on the label and 
we're there, but that  has proven VERY difficult, twice. There have been 
petitions with thousands  of names presented to the company and before they 
could do 
anything, other  people have made unpleasant waves and ticked the company 
off. 
Reportedly  the petitions have been destroyed....I don't know.

Though rehabbers do  it openly, it is illegal to innoculate wildlife by most 
state laws and  since we haven't succeeded (or even tried?) in getting 
distinction written  in law between WILD and DOMESTIC 
skunks.......technically it's 
illegal for  us to innoculate our own animals.
That is a hurdle that needs addressing  before we can hope to succeed
in getting an approved Rabies vaccine for our  skunks.

Canada has been baiting for Rabies for years and has almost  obliterated it 
from their wildlife......the Imrab3 success rate is  98%...
and the last I heard, ours, which the FDA approves and the law  requires that 
we give dogs and cats, has a success rate of 70% I believe.  Does THAT make 
you feel  safe?

Shelor


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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 24  Jul 2007 17:40:37 -0400
From: "Randy Gank"  <randythelifter at earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: SK: Skunks in West  Virginia and hope to create a
rabiesvaccination
To:  "Friends and fans of skunks." <skunks at rdwarf.com>
Message-ID:  <380-220077224214037234 at earthlink.net>
Content-Type: text/plain;  charset=US-ASCII

No I don't mind, but just leave out my address.   You can leave the city In,
but for privacy, DELETE MY STREET ADDRESS  PLEASE, AND PHONE NUMBER.  RANDY
GANK


> [Original  Message]
> From: mjljdl lilly <hlrinc at yahoo.com>
> To:  Friends and fans of skunks. <skunks at rdwarf.com>
> Date: 7/24/2007  4:54:01 PM
> Subject: Re: SK: Skunks in West Virginia and hope to create  a
rabiesvaccination
>
> Do you mind if I put this info on my  webpage? If we could get the word
out... 
>    Marcy
>
> SkunkLady2 at aol.com wrote:
>   In a  message dated 7/24/2007 3:44:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
>  AntaresTCH at aol.com writes:
>
> > development of a rabies  vaccine for skunks.
>
> There is one...it's Imrab3, made right  here in Georgia. The testing was
all 
> done years ago. "All" we have  to do is get the word SKUNKS on the label
and 
> we're there, but  that has proven VERY difficult, twice. There have been 
> petitions with  thousands of names presented to the company and before
they could do  
> anything, other people have made unpleasant waves and ticked the  company
off. 
> Reportedly the petitions have been destroyed....I  don't know.
>
> Though rehabbers do it openly, it is illegal to  innoculate wildlife by
most 
> state laws and since we haven't  succeeded (or even tried?) in getting 
> distinction written in law  between WILD and DOMESTIC
skunks.......technically it's 
> illegal  for us to innoculate our own animals.
> That is a hurdle that needs  addressing before we can hope to succeed
> in getting an approved Rabies  vaccine for our skunks.
>
> Canada has been baiting for Rabies for  years and has almost obliterated
it 
> from their wildlife......the  Imrab3 success rate is 98%...
> and the last I heard, ours, which the  FDA approves and the law requires
that 
> we give dogs and cats, has  a success rate of 70% I believe. Does THAT
make 
> you feel  safe?
>
> Shelor
>
>
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Date: 7/25/2007 3:00:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time  From: 
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Today's Topics:

1. Skunks in West  Virginia and hope to create a rabies
vaccination  (AntaresTCH at aol.com)
2. Re: Skunks in West Virginia and hope to  create a rabies
vaccination  (SkunkLady2 at aol.com)
3. Re: Skunks in West Virginia and hope to  create a rabies
vaccination (mjljdl  lilly)
4. Re: Skunks in West Virginia and hope to create  a
rabiesvaccination (Randy  Gank)


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Message:  1
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 15:43:31 EDT
From: AntaresTCH at aol.com
Subject:  SK: Skunks in West Virginia and hope to create a rabies
vaccination
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
Message-ID:  <c80.15bdf48d.33d7b063 at aol.com>
Content-Type: text/plain;  charset="US-ASCII"



Hello  skunks-request at rdwarf.com,
In  reference to your  comment: 


Dear Sirs:
My name Is John R  Gank, I  live In West Virginia.  Can you please tell me 
how 
to  contact Skunk  breeders?  Also, how do I go about obtaining my permit  to 
own my  Skunk?  Thank you for your help.
Sincerely,
John  R  Gank
randythelifter at earthlink.net  
304-754-7263    

_No  Importation or Pet Permits Issued For Raccoon, Fox or Skunk in  West  
Virginia _ (http://www.wvdnr.gov/2007news/07news101.shtm)   

The above is a link to the page in the West Virginia DNR policy  regarding  
pet skunks. The best hope to have skunks reinstated as pets  seems to be the  
development of a rabies vaccine for skunks. See this  link: _Aspen Skunk 
Rabies 
Research,  Inc_  (http://www.aspenskunk.org/)   
for information on efforts to try  and have this vaccine developed.

I am wondering if there is a college or  university that would be willing to  
develop the vaccine as one of  their research programs, as rabies is major  
concern in this country  and internationally at this time. Baits are being  
developed and  refined to orally vaccinate wild skunks and racoons, perhaps 
this   
technology could be used to create a vaccine for our pet  skunks.
Cheryl





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Message:  2
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 16:07:06 EDT
From: SkunkLady2 at aol.com
Subject:  Re: SK: Skunks in West Virginia and hope to create a rabies
vaccination
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
Message-ID:  <ca7.14b61572.33d7b5ea at aol.com>
Content-Type: text/plain;  charset="US-ASCII"

In a message dated 7/24/2007 3:44:29 PM Eastern  Daylight Time, 
AntaresTCH at aol.com writes:

> development of a  rabies vaccine for skunks.

There is one...it's Imrab3, made right here in  Georgia.  The testing was all 
done years ago.  "All" we have to do  is get the word SKUNKS on the label and 
we're there, but that has proven  VERY difficult, twice.  There have been 
petitions with thousands of  names presented to the company and before they 
could do 
anything, other  people have made unpleasant waves and ticked the company 
off.   
Reportedly the petitions have been destroyed....I don't know.

Though  rehabbers do it openly, it is illegal to innoculate wildlife by most 
state  laws and since we haven't succeeded (or even tried?) in getting 
distinction  written in law between WILD and DOMESTIC 
skunks.......technically it's  
illegal for us to innoculate our own animals.
That is a hurdle that needs  addressing before we can hope to succeed
in getting an approved Rabies  vaccine for our skunks.

Canada has been baiting for Rabies for years and  has almost obliterated it 
from their wildlife......the Imrab3 success rate  is 98%...
and the last I heard, ours, which the FDA approves and the law  requires that 
we give dogs and cats, has a success rate of 70% I  believe.  Does THAT make 
you feel  safe?

Shelor


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Message:  3
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 13:54:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: mjljdl lilly  <hlrinc at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: SK: Skunks in West Virginia and hope to  create a rabies
vaccination
To: "Friends and fans of  skunks." <skunks at rdwarf.com>
Message-ID:  <370550.86391.qm at web53501.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain;  charset=iso-8859-1

Do you mind if I put this info on my webpage? If we  could get the word 
out... 
Marcy

SkunkLady2 at aol.com  wrote:
In a message dated 7/24/2007 3:44:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time,  
AntaresTCH at aol.com writes:

> development of a rabies vaccine for  skunks.

There is one...it's Imrab3, made right here in Georgia. The  testing was all 
done years ago. "All" we have to do is get the word SKUNKS  on the label and 
we're there, but that has proven VERY difficult, twice.  There have been 
petitions with thousands of names presented to the company  and before they 
could do 
anything, other people have made unpleasant waves  and ticked the company 
off. 
Reportedly the petitions have been  destroyed....I don't know.

Though rehabbers do it openly, it is illegal  to innoculate wildlife by most 
state laws and since we haven't succeeded (or  even tried?) in getting 
distinction written in law between WILD and DOMESTIC  
skunks.......technically it's 
illegal for us to innoculate our own  animals.
That is a hurdle that needs addressing before we can hope to  succeed
in getting an approved Rabies vaccine for our skunks.

Canada  has been baiting for Rabies for years and has almost obliterated it 
from  their wildlife......the Imrab3 success rate is 98%...
and the last I heard,  ours, which the FDA approves and the law requires that 
we give dogs and  cats, has a success rate of 70% I believe. Does THAT make 
you feel  safe?

Shelor


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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 24 Jul  2007 17:40:37 -0400
From: "Randy Gank"  <randythelifter at earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: SK: Skunks in West Virginia  and hope to create a
rabiesvaccination
To: "Friends and fans  of skunks." <skunks at rdwarf.com>
Message-ID:  <380-220077224214037234 at earthlink.net>
Content-Type: text/plain;  charset=US-ASCII

No I don't mind, but just leave out my address.   You can leave the city In,
but for privacy, DELETE MY STREET ADDRESS PLEASE,  AND PHONE NUMBER.  RANDY
GANK


> [Original Message]
>  From: mjljdl lilly <hlrinc at yahoo.com>
> To: Friends and fans of  skunks. <skunks at rdwarf.com>
> Date: 7/24/2007 4:54:01 PM
>  Subject: Re: SK: Skunks in West Virginia and hope to create  a
rabiesvaccination
>
> Do you mind if I put this info on my  webpage? If we could get the word
out... 
>    Marcy
>
> SkunkLady2 at aol.com wrote:
>   In a message  dated 7/24/2007 3:44:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> AntaresTCH at aol.com  writes:
>
> > development of a rabies vaccine for  skunks.
>
> There is one...it's Imrab3, made right here in Georgia.  The testing was
all 
> done years ago. "All" we have to do is get the  word SKUNKS on the label
and 
> we're there, but that has proven VERY  difficult, twice. There have been 
> petitions with thousands of names  presented to the company and before
they could do 
> anything, other  people have made unpleasant waves and ticked the company
off. 
>  Reportedly the petitions have been destroyed....I don't know.
>
>  Though rehabbers do it openly, it is illegal to innoculate wildlife by
most  
> state laws and since we haven't succeeded (or even tried?) in getting  
> distinction written in law between WILD and  DOMESTIC
skunks.......technically it's 
> illegal for us to innoculate  our own animals.
> That is a hurdle that needs addressing before we can  hope to succeed
> in getting an approved Rabies vaccine for our  skunks.
>
> Canada has been baiting for Rabies for years and has  almost obliterated
it 
> from their wildlife......the Imrab3 success  rate is 98%...
> and the last I heard, ours, which the FDA approves and  the law requires
that 
> we give dogs and cats, has a success rate of  70% I believe. Does THAT
make 
> you feel safe?
>
>  Shelor
>
>
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