From: Troy Lynn Eckart
Date: 2002-04-26 10:30:00 UTC
Subject: Rabies alert in Kansas
56 positive cases of rabies have been confirmed in Kansas,
including 3 in Sedgwick and 2 in Butler counties. Right
now the "hot spots" for rabies in Kansas are Riley, Polk, Clay, and
Washington counties in northeast Kansas, and Gray and Ford counties
in southwest Kansas.
Everyone with ferrets in Kansas needs to know that ferrets are treated the
same as dogs and cats in bite cases, quarantine not killed. Please be
extra careful that your ferrets don't nip or scratch anyone. We don't
want to test whether your county animal control and health dept are aware
of this state regulation.
Please go to http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~sprite/kdhe.html and print out a
copy of the rabies regulations to keep at hand. Your little one's life
may depend on it. REMEMBER: QUARANTINE IS THE LAW IN KANSAS,
not kill and test.
If you have your ferrets vaccinated against rabies, get the
certificate and tag from your vet. Keep these with the rabies regulation
sheet so you have what you need in case of an incident.
hugs to all. tle
Troy Lynn Eckart, F.B.S.
Ferret Family Services