Field Studies Evaluating Bait Acceptance and Handling by Free-Roaming Dogs in Thailand
Abstract(1) Background: As part of the ongoing endeavor to eliminate dog-mediated human rabies in Thailand, renewed interest has been shown in oral vaccination of dogs as a supplementary tool to increase vaccination coverage of the dog population. (2) Methods: Three different bait types were tested using a hand-out model on the campus of the Kasetsart University and the surrounding temples in Thailand during September 2017, consisting of two industrial manufactured baits (fish meal and egg-flavored) and one bait made from local material (boiled pig intestine placed in collagen casing). A PVC-capsule containing dyed water was inserted in the bait. (3) Results: The fishmeal bait was significantly less often accepted and consumed (50.29%) than the other two baits (intestine bait—79.19%; egg bait—78.77%). Delivery and release of the dyed water in the oral cavity was highest in the egg-flavored bait (84.50%), followed by the intestine bait (76.61%) and fishmeal (54.85%) baits. Bait acceptance was influenced by sex, age, and body size of the dog. Also, the origin of the dogs had a significant effect: temple dogs accepted the baits more often than street dogs. (4) Conclusion: A significant portion of the free-roaming dog population in this study can be vaccinated by offering vaccine baits. View Full-Text
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Kasemsuwan, S.; Chanachai, K.; Pinyopummintr, T.; Leelalapongsathon, K.; Sujit, K.; Vos, A. Field Studies Evaluating Bait Acceptance and Handling by Free-Roaming Dogs in Thailand. Vet. Sci. 2018, 5, 47.
Kasemsuwan S, Chanachai K, Pinyopummintr T, Leelalapongsathon K, Sujit K, Vos A. Field Studies Evaluating Bait Acceptance and Handling by Free-Roaming Dogs in Thailand. Veterinary Sciences. 2018; 5(2):47.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kasemsuwan, Suwicha; Chanachai, Karoon; Pinyopummintr, Tanu; Leelalapongsathon, Kansuda; Sujit, Kitipat; Vos, Ad. 2018. "Field Studies Evaluating Bait Acceptance and Handling by Free-Roaming Dogs in Thailand." Vet. Sci. 5, no. 2: 47.
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