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Domestic species accounted for 8% of all rabid animals reported in the United States in 2013; a 10% decrease compared with 2012 reports.

Cats have remained the most frequently reported rabid domestic animal at 53%, followed by dogs at 19%, cattle 18%, horses and mules 7%, sheep and goats 2%, and other domestic animals including swine and llamas at 1%. Cats have represented the majority of rabid domestic animals since 1992 with the State of Pennsylvania having reported the largest number of rabid cats (40), followed by Virginia (37). In 2013, there were 89 rabid dogs reported representing a 6% increase compared with 2012 reports.

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