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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

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WHO TO CALL IF AN ANIMAL HAS BITTEN A PERSON OR ANOTHER ANIMAL

HUMAN EXPOSURE: Questions involving human exposures. Calls should first be directed to:

    LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ________________________

    INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (ISDH)
    2 North Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Information (ISDH) 317/233-1325
    Veterinary Epidemiologist 317/233-7272

    DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
    If you have questions about wildlife or nuisance animals
    Fish and Wildlife Division 317/232-4010

ANIMAL EXPOSURE: Questions concerning livestock and domestic animal exposures as well as handling animals and samples.

    INDIANA STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH (BOAH)
    1202 E. 38th Street, Discovery Hall, Suite 100
    Indianapolis, IN 46205-2898
    State Veterinarian 317/544-2400
    Companion Animal/Equine Division 317/544-2387

    INDIANA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (IVMA)
    General Information on Rabies 317/974-0888

SUBMISSION OF SAMPLES:

    STATE RABIES LABORATORY
    Indianapolis - ISDH 317-921-5500
    This is the only laboratory approved for rabies
    testing. See submission section for sample guidelines.
    After hours emergency duty officer 317-233-1325

    ANIMAL DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY (ADDL)
    Purdue University 765/494-7440

    ADDL - SOUTHERN INDIANA (SIPAC)
    Dubois 812/678-3401
    If the animal is being examined for other diseases,
    ADDL can forward the appropriate sample to the
    State Rabies Lab.

    LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER ________________________

    LOCAL POLICE or SHERIFF DEPARTMENT ________________________

    STATE POLICE POST ________________________

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