Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Print version ISSN 0037-8682
CARAMORI JUNIOR, João Garcia et al. Epidemiologic investigation into characteristics of canine and feline population in a district close to a rural area in Cuiabá-MT, with a view to control of animal rabies. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.3, pp. 419-420. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822003000300017.
Questionnaires answered by 476 students (age 15-20 yrs) attending a local school in the neighborhood of Pedra 90 in Cuiabá-MT were analyzed in order to study the characteristics of feline and canine populations in the region. The results showed that 371 (78%) of the 476 families kept 513 dogs and 307 cats. Of 573 dogs, 289 (56.3%) were male and 224 (43.7%) were female. Of 307 cats, 182 (59.28%) were male and 125 (40.72%) were female. The owners of 474 (92.4%) dogs and 267 (86.9%) cats reported that their pets had been vaccinated against rabies.
Keywords : Characteristics; Canine and population feline; Control; Urban rabies.