Cow Tests Positive For Rabies In Perth County

Source: PDHU
Date: Wed Jul 11 07:52:27 MST 2018

Perth County ̶ A calf located in Mornington Ward has tested positive for rabies. This is the sixth confirmed rabid bovine in Perth County since 2015. There were also two confirmed rabid skunks in this time frame. “This positive result continues to remind us that rabies is still present in Perth County,” says Kara Kestner, Public Health Inspector.



Rabies is almost always fatal. The rabies virus can be carried in the saliva of infected mammals, such as dogs, cats, foxes, skunks, raccoons and bats. It is normally spread to humans (or other mammals) through a bite, scratch, cut or contact with the moist tissues of the mouth, nose and eyes. “It’s important that residents make sure their dogs and cats, even barn cats, are up-to-date with their rabies vaccinations,” urges Kestner.



“The infected calf was most likely in contact with a rabid wild animal, such as a skunk or fox,” explains Kestner. The Health Unit is working with the farm operator to investigate potential human exposure.



The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is working with the farmer and veterinarian to implement a Precautionary Confinement Period (PCP) for the other cattle that were in the group with the infected animal.



To protect your family and your pets from rabies:

Keep pets up-to-date with their rabies vaccination. In Ontario, it’s the law that all cats and dogs over three months of age must be vaccinated against rabies
Teach children to stay away from wild animals, dogs and cats they don’t know or animals that are acting strangely. A strangely acting animal could be a sign of illness
Talk to your veterinarian about vaccinating your livestock against rabies
Keep pets away from wildlife. Don’t let your pets run free in the neighbourhood and keep them indoors at night
Don’t feed, transport or relocate wildlife.


If you are bitten or scratched by an animal, wash the area thoroughly with soapy water, seek medical advice immediately, and then contact the Perth District Health Unit at 519-271-7600 extension 267 or toll-free at 1-877-271-7348 extension 267.



If your pets or livestock have had contact with a wild animal, such as a bat, skunk, fox or raccoon, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. Veterinarians seeking assistance with risk assessments or post-exposure management can call the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs at 1-877-424-1300.



For more information:

Call Health Line at 519-271-7600 extension 267 or toll-free at 1-877-271-7348 extension 267
Visit www.pdhu.on.ca


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