Rabies Free Zone Project
Rabies is a fatal zoonosis caused by a virus that remains an important public health issue in Thailand. Nowadays, rabies infections are still reported in both humans and animals. It causes losses in many aspects, such as lives, resources and the economy. For this reason, it is necessary to eradicate this disease urgently. To be a part of the eradication of rabies, Mahidol University, Nakhon Sawan Campus, in collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University and Nakhon Sawan Provincial Livestock Office established a Rabies Free Zone Project which consists of various activities including educating about rabies prevention, vaccination for pets and neutering for stray dogs and cats in the area of Khao Thong Subdistrict, Phayuha Khiri District, Nakhon Sawan Province, as well as other nearby areas. This project has been caried out continuously since 2014.
Scope of study: Nakhon Sawan Province
1. To integrate work with collaborative organizations
2. To prevent rabies and control populations of dogs and cats
3. To raise awareness of the importance of rabies
4. To drive for a rabies-free area
5. To be a case study in surgical training for veterinary students.
Year of the event: 2014-2021
- Educating of rabies prevention and control
- Rabies vaccination for pets
- Neutering for stray dogs and cats
- Communities in Nakhon Sawan Province
- Dogs and cats (To date, a total of 958 pets have been neutered in this project)
Number of participants
More than 150 veterinary students have participated in surgical training.
Be a model of collaboration between related parties to prevent and control rabies, and the population of dogs and cats in other areas.