Rabies Titer

The rabies titer goes by several different names: Rabies Titer, Rabies Blood Titer, Rabies Blood Titer Test, FAVN, RNATT, and probably others.  They all refer to the same test in the United States.  Here’s a little bit of an explanation of this test.

 

Pet Relocation

 

Rabies Titer Goes by Many Names

From Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory:

Rabies blood serum test for pet travel to rabies free countries or regions: The Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralization (FAVN) test measures the response of an animal’s immune system to the rabies vaccine. More specifically, it is a virus neutralization assay developed to screen animal [blood] by a standard method for an adequate level of rabies antibodies following vaccination. The FAVN test is required by many rabies-free countries or regions in order for dogs and cats to qualify for a reduced quarantine period prior to entry. Some of these regions are Hawaii, Guam, Japan, St. Kitts and Nevis, Australia, New Zealand, [Korea], France [no longer required], and the United Kingdom [no longer required].

Rabies FAVN = Flourescent Antibody Virus Neutralization

RNATT = Rabies Neutralizing Antibody Titer Test

Rabies FAVN = RNATT = Rabies Titer Test

In most cases it is very important that the original rabies titer results travel with the animal to their destination.  Copies are not acceptable.  Exceptions to this rule are Hawaii and some Caribbean islands where the original results are sent directly to their department of agriculture.

Dr. David Landers DVM is a USDA accredited veterinarian for international health certificates, domestic health certificates, and other travel / export documents for pets in the DFW Dallas Fort Worth area and can take care of all pre-transport testing needs as well.

Pet Shipping to Germany

Planning on Moving Your Dog or Cat to Germany?

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Moving pets to Germany has similar requirements to other European Union countries

 

Requirements to Ship Pets into Germany

 

Microchip

Your pet should have an ISO (International Standardization Organization) compliant microchip placed.  This number should be listed on the rabies certificate.

Vaccination

A rabies vaccination should be done AFTER the ISO microchip is placed.  Any vaccinations before microchipping are irrelevant to importation and transportation.  Make sure the microchip numbers is listed on the rabies certificate.

Health Certificates

A European Union Annex II veterinary certificate should be completed along with a United States Department of Agriculture USDA 7001 International Health Certificate for Small Animals should be completed.  At least 21 days must have passed after the rabies vaccination before these documents can be signed for transport to Germany (this timing will vary between USDA offices).  These must be done by a USDA accredited veterinarian and endorsed by the USDA.  The timing of these documents depends on the origin location due to endorsement logistics.

We can provide all of these services for you or work with your veterinarian to assure that everything is done properly at the appropriate time.

AirVets Pet Relocation is a veterinarian owned and operated pet transportation company specializing in domestic and international animal transportation door to door anywhere in the world.  Operating from our Dallas Fort Worth office, we are a member of the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) and are licensed by the USDA Intermediate Handler program.

 

Pet Transport to the United Kingdom

Looking to Move Your Pet to the United Kingdom?

 

Pet Movers

Moving pets to the UK has gotten a little easier.  In the spring of 2012 England modified their requirements for importation of pets from the United States to eliminate the need for a rabies blood titer test (RNATT / FAVN).

Requirements to Ship Pets into the United Kindgom

Microchip

Your pet should have an ISO (International Standardization Organization) compliant microchip placed.

Vaccination

A rabies vaccination should be done AFTER the ISO microchip is placed.  Any vaccinations before microchipping are irrelevant to importation and transportation.

Health Certificates

A European Union Annex II veterinary certificate should be completed along with a United States Department of Agriculture USDA 7001 International Health Certificate for Small Animals should be completed.  At least 21 days must have passed after the rabies vaccination before these documents can be signed for transport to the UK.  These must be done by a USDA accredited veterinarian and endorsed by the USDA.  The timing of these documents depends on the origin location due to endorsement logistics.

Tapeworm Treatment

Your pet dog must be treated for tapeworms (Echinococcus multilocularis) within 1-5 days prior to import.  This must be documented on the EU Annex II veterinary certificate and signed by the administering veterinarian.

 

We can provide all of these services for you or work with your veterinarian to assure that everything is done properly at the appropriate time.

AirVets Pet Relocation is a veterinarian owned and operated pet transportation company specializing in domestic and international animal transportation door to door anywhere in the world.  Operating from our Dallas Fort Worth office, we are a member of the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) and are licensed by the USDA Intermediate Handler program.

Shipping Pet

Ship Your Dog or Cat to Czech Republic

Relocating Your Dog or Cat to the Czech Republic?

International Pet Transportation

 

Moving pets to the Czech Republic has similar requirements to other European Union countries

 

Requirements to Ship Pets into the Czech Repulic

 

Microchip

Your pet should have an ISO (International Standardization Organization) compliant microchip placed.  This number should be listed on the rabies certificate.

Vaccination

A rabies vaccination should be done AFTER the ISO microchip is placed.  Any vaccinations before microchipping are irrelevant to importation and transportation.  Make sure the microchip numbers is listed on the rabies certificate.

Health Certificates

A European Union Annex II veterinary certificate should be completed along with a United States Department of Agriculture USDA 7001 International Health Certificate for Small Animals should be completed.  At least 21 days must have passed after the rabies vaccination before these documents can be signed for transport to Czech Republic (this timing will vary between USDA offices).  These must be done by a USDA accredited veterinarian and endorsed by the USDA.  The timing of these documents depends on the origin location due to endorsement logistics.

We can provide all of these services for you or work with your veterinarian to assure that everything is done properly at the appropriate time.

AirVets Pet Relocation is a veterinarian owned and operated pet transportation company specializing in domestic and international animal transportation door to door anywhere in the world.  Operating from our Dallas Fort Worth office, we are a member of the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) and are licensed by the USDA Intermediate Handler program.