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Online Journal of Veterinary Research©

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994
ISSN 1328-925X


Volume 25 (8):549-552, 2021

Case study: canine rabies in a semi urban setting in Nigeria.


1Qasim AM (DVM), 2Adam VY (MBBS, MPH, MWACP, FMCPH, FRSPH), 3Kazeem MO (BSc., MSc)


Author affiliation: *1National Veterinary Research Institute, Southwest, Zonal Laboratory, Akure, Nigeria, 2Department of Community Health, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria,3Department of Microbiology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.




Qasim AM, Adam VY, Kazeem MO., Case study: canine rabies in a semi urban setting in Nigeria.Onl J Vet Res., 25 (8):549-553, 2021. Authors describe case of unvaccinated female dog without history of bites, unusual barking for 24h, refusing water 72h, slight hind legs paralysis, droopy salivation but normal appetite. The dog was euthanized after 72hs quarantine and head examined for rabies by Sellerís staining technique, Fluorescent antibody for Negri and Direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) test of brain smear for virus antigen. Epidemiologically, this case appears to have occurred due to breeding.


Key Words: Rabies, breeding, dog, Nigeria, urban.