SK: RE: RE: Cheryl

Brad Kessler (OOPS) skunk at yorkinternet.net
Wed Dec 5 12:32:08 PST 2001


Because they are on the vector species list. (basically rabies)
brad kessler
www.skunk-info.org
oops


"Royer, Cheryl" wrote:

> Brad,
> The rehabbers cant accept them because of the BA or rabies or both?
> cr
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Kessler [mailto:skunk at yorkinternet.net]
> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 7:22 PM
> To: skunks at rdwarf.com
> Subject: SK: RE: Cheryl
>
> Some rehabbers may turn skunks and raccoons away because they are
> required
> to do so.  In PA you have to a a special classification of rehabber to
> accept animals (vector species)that are on the vector list.  This
> includes
> skunks and fox among others in PA.
>
> Brad Kessler
> www.skunk-info.org
> OOPS
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: skunks-admin at rdwarf.com [mailto:skunks-admin at rdwarf.com]On Behalf
> Of homehold at webtv.net
> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 4:26 PM
> To: skunks at rdwarf.com
> Subject: SK: Cheryl
>
> Thanks! I have the number saved :-) Whenever possible, I like
> information from someone who is doing actual research into the subject
> because some of the people considered experts have biased opinions. I
> know vets who will look you in the eye and _swear_ that skunks can pass
> rabies from generation to generation and _never_ show clinical signs.
> The CDC says there is no true "carrier" animal, yet most people would
> take the vet's word and never think to check the CDC database. And I
> admit, I used to do the same!
>
> I've never heard of a rehabber who contracted BA, either, but have heard
> of several who turn them away because of BA and/or rabies. And of
> course, there are several who turn down skunks because of rabies, as
> well. Unfortunately, even after we get a vaccine for our domestic
> skunks, this probably won't change for their wild cousins....
>
> Carol
>
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