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Commission OKs new rabies rules

Resolution requires animals to be ‘current’ on shots

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved new guidelines about vaccinating animals against rabies.

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 What a difference one word makes. That is what it boiled down to in the new rabies vaccination resolution approved by the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

The resolution regarding vaccination of certain domestic animals replaced one adopted Dec. 30, 2013. Instead of requiring “annual” vaccinations, it now requires they be “current” for dogs, cats, ferrets and horses. In addition, observation and testing for animals suspected of rabies is more thoroughly covered.

“We’ve been working on this for quite some time,” Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said. “Just countless hours have been put into this resolution.”

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