Rabies found in Hitchcock County calf

McCOOK, Neb. (AP) — A calf from Hitchcock County has tested positive for rabies.

McCook veterinarian Cort Mohr tells the McCook Daily Gazette (http://bit.ly/1eiZPnL) that tests on the calf came back positive last week.

Mohr says younger animals such as the calf are typically inquisitive and that it probably became infected with the virus when making contact with a skunk or raccoon.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says it’s the first confirmed case of rabies in the county for the year. The agency has confirmed 28 cases of rabies in Nebraska for 2013, with 10 skunks, six bovines, one llama, one horse, one dog, 3 three cats and four bats testing positive.

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Information from: McCook Daily Gazette, http://www.mccookgazette.com

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