Thursday, March 23, 2017

Another rabid calf

Another calf in Perth County has tested positive for rabies.
The Perth District Health Unit notes the calf comes from an Elma Ward farm, which had another cow test positive in November.
Senior Public Health Inspector Dale Lyttle says the continuation of these cases should serve as a reminder to all that rabies is very much present in our area.
The Health Unit is working with the farm owner on implementing a confinement period for other cattle grouped with the rabid calf.
It also points out the contamination was most likely from a diseased skunk or fox.
The calf is the fifth cow to be confirmed with rabies in Perth County over the last year and a half.