On January 31, an owner of a feedlot noticed one of his cows appeared to be showing signs of labor two months before her expected calving date. The following day, the cow was walking strangely and eventually appeared paralyzed and unable to walk. The cow tested positive for rabies on February 2. This is the fourth positive rabies case in Minnesota this year. This case follows three rabid skunks that were found in Benton, Stearns, and Wright Counties in January.
Rabies is still, unfortunately, prelalent in our state, sticking around in our skunks and bats and wild animals. Please protect your pet from this deadly disease and keep your pet’s rabies vaccine current. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet or would like to check on your pet’s vaccine status, please call us at 763-574-9892.