Saturday, January 21, 2017

Perth beef calf has rabies

A beef calf on a farm north of Listowel has rabies.

The Perth County health unit has issued some quarantine restrictions on the farm to keep human contacts with the herd to a minimum.

It’s the fourth case in Perth County since 2015. The others were a dairy cow, a calf and a skunk.

The ministry is not naming the farm or releasing its address, but the local health unit says it is located in Wallace Ward, just north of Listowel, Ont.

The health unit has been working with the farmer to track down anyone who had contact with the affected calf, in order to recommend vaccination.