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Subj: KSU Rabies Shed Period Study
Date: 95-06-02 11:55:16 EDT
Posted on: America Online
FROM THE FURO Inc. INFO SERVICES OFFICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Good news for ferret owners everywhere! The first phase of the Ferret Rabies
Shed Study initiated at Kansas State University has been completed. Mr. Mike
Neitzgota will present data on the shedding time of the midwestern skunk
strain of rabies in ferrets at the
U.S. Animal Health Assn. Committee on Rabies meeting in Reno, Nevada on
October 30, 1995. The data is part of Mr. Neitzgoda's master's degree
research. Visitors are welcome to sit in on this meeting. Please contact me
for more information so a larger room can be arranged if needed.
This study was funded in large part by donations from ferret owners, the
Morris Animal Foundation, Rhone Merieux and Intervet. The MAF was extremely
impressed by the thoroughness of the study (due in large part to the efforts
of the Centers for Disease Control), and encouraged Kansas State University
to seek additional funding from the MAF for the raccoon strain of rabies.
FURO would like to warmly thank and congratulate Dr. Deborah Briggs for
getting the study underway, arranging the funding, keeping things going and
all the myriad other things which must be done in an effort of this kind.
Please keep in mind how much private contributions have meant to this study,
and please keep contributing!
Fara M. Shimbo
FURO Info Services Office
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P.O. Box 160 * Hygiene, Colo. 80533
[Posted in FML issue 1214]