Rabies Laboratory Submissions: Beginning 2017

health.data.ny.gov | Last Updated 10 Jan 2019

This dataset includes all animals submitted to the Rabies Laboratory for testing across New York state, including the total number of submissions, submissions per county, type of animal submitted, and total number of positive specimens. This does not include New York City submissions. To view the published rabies reports on the Health Department's website, visit https://www.wadsworth.org/programs/id/rabies/reports.

Tags: rabies, raccoon, bat, skunk, fox, county, specimen, consumer resources, environmental health, community health and chronic disease, dogs, rodent, cats

This dataset has the following 24 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescription
YearyeartextYear the submissions were collected
County NamecountynametextThe county where the specimen was collected, the bite occurred or the specimen was processed. However, the animal may be found in one county but the submitting veterinary resides in a different county. The specimen may be submitted under the veterinarians’ county OR the county in which the animal was found.
Cattle TestedcattlenumberNumber of cattle tested
Cattle Tested PositivecattleposnumberNumber of cattle tested that were positive for rabies
Bats TestedbatnumberNumber of bats tested; all species
Bats Tested PositivebatposnumberNumber of bats tested that were positive for rabies; all species
Cats TestedcatnumberNumber of cats tested
Cats Tested PositivecatposnumberNumber of cats tested that were positive for rabies
Foxes TestedfoxnumberNumber of foxes tested; gray and red
Foxes Tested PositivefoxposnumberNumber of foxes tested that were positive for rabies; gray and red
Dogs TesteddognumberNumber of dogs tested
Dogs Tested PositivedogposnumberNumber of dogs tested that were positive for rabies
Raccoons TestedraccoonnumberNumber of raccoons tested
Raccoons Tested PositiveraccoonposnumberNumber of raccoons tested that were positive for rabies
Skunks TestedskunknumberNumber of skunks tested
Skunks Tested PositiveskunkposnumberNumber of skunks tested that were positive for rabies
Other Domestic TesteddomothernumberThis group includes domestic animals other than dogs, cats, and cattle such as horses, donkeys, alpacas, llamas, and ferrets that were tested for rabies
Other Domestic Tested PositivedomotherposnumberAnimals from the “Other Domestic Tested” that were positive for rabies
Other Wild TestedwildothernumberThis group includes less commonly submitted wild animals such as deer, coyotes, fishers, zebras, pigs, otters, etc.
Other Wild Tested PositivewildotherposnumberAnimals from the “Other wild tested” that were positive for rabies
Rodent/Lagomorph TestedrodentsnumberThis group includes rats, beavers, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, hamster, guinea pig, mole, voles etc.
Rodents/Lagomorphs Tested PositiverodentsposnumberThis group includes rats, beavers, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, hamster, guinea pig, mole, voles etc. that tested positive for rabies
Animals ReceivedsentnumberAnimals received for testing
Positive TeststotalposnumberAnimals tested positive for rabies