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Monday, December 18, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘rabies’

Two dogs confirmed with rabies

Two dogs confirmed with rabies

Make sure your pets are vaccinated DENVER—Two pet dogs have tested positive for rabies, one in Weld County and one in Yuma County. These are the first cases of rabies among dogs in Colorado since 2003, when a dog from Texas tested positive. The last time a dog was exposed and developed rabies in Colorado was 1974. All contacts of these two dogs have been identified and have sought appropriate care to prevent rabies; these animals did not create a risk to other members of the public. The ... Full Story

Your Pet and Rabies

Your Pet and Rabies

What Is Rabies? Christina Kellogg, DVM Emergency Intern Many of us are familiar with the disease called Rabies. We were taught to fear animals that are seen frothing at the mouth as they may infected with the deadly disease. We vaccinate our pets against Rabies as it has long been considered a standard of routine health care. But why? How often is Rabies actually seen in Colorado? Should you really be concerned? Prior to 2007, Rabies was only known to be in the bat populations in Colorado. It ... Full Story

Skunks spreading rabies to Front Range

  Rabies Confirmed in Coyote in Cortez Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment DENVER-- A coyote in Cortez has tested positive for rabies according to lab results from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Montezuma County Health Department submitted the coyote for rabies testing after property owners reported it was acting strangely by trying to enter a fenced enclosure with dogs and showing no fear of loud noises or being ... Full Story

Rabies Confirmed in Skunks, Foxes, Horses and Cat

Rabies Confirmed in Skunks, Foxes, Horses and Cat

Department of Public Health and Environment Thursday, Aug, 19, 2010 DENVER—So far in 2010, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Laboratory and Colorado State University Diagnostic Laboratory have confirmed rabies in 99 animals. According to state health officials, 34 skunks, 54 bats, seven foxes, one domestic cat, one horse, one mule deer and one muskrat have tested positive for rabies this year. In 2009, 103 animals tested positive for rabies in Colorado, which broke the ... Full Story