Rabies - Online CPD

Only R 180.00 (incl VAT)

2 CPD Points


The CPD activity on rabies provides an in-depth account of this disease, including its historical and current distribution and epidemiology in Africa and elsewhere, the clinical signs seen and laboratory tests needed to confirm a diagnosis, other diseases that may be confused with rabies, and the control measures to prevent outbreaks of rabies in the most important reservoir host species, the domestic dog.

Course Highlights

  • General
  • Rabies

Course Information


Veterinarians, para-veterinary professionals, animal health technicians and other scientists.


The CPD activity is presented online.


The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction
  • Epidemiology
  • Pathogenesis
  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis
  • Control / Prevention
  • Socio-economics
  • Important outbreaks
  • FAQs


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On completion of the module candidates will be able to:

  • Discuss the most important characteristics of the virus that causes rabies.
  • Describe the epidemiology of rabies.
  • Describe the pathogenesis of rabies.
  • List the clinical signs that will support a provisional diagnosis of rabies and the derivation of an informed differential diagnosis list.
  • Explain how to confirm a diagnosis of rabies in animals by means of collection, preservation and transport of appropriate specimens, and requesting the relevant laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Explain how to formulate prevention and control strategies for rabies with the aid of knowledge of the aetiology and epidemiology.
  • Discuss the socio-economic effects of rabies.


Delegates will be expected to complete a multiple choice quiz and must obtain 80% to qualify for the CPD points.


South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)

2 Points 



Delegates will be expected to complete a multiple choice quiz and must obtain 80% to qualify for the CPD points