Tennessee's cash-strapped health department is proposing a tax on rabies vaccinations as a way to fund investigations. Veterinarians say the move would probably only result in the more need for investigations, as pet owners forgo the pricier shots. "We feel like that's of real public health significance," says veterinarian Randy Hammon, "because the people will be less likely to vaccinate the animals, and they're also taxing people that are doing the right thing."

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