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HomeMy WebLinkAbout2013-PAG-011 Rabies Support COUNTY OF NEWELL - POLICY HANDBOOK POLICY NO: 2013-PAG-011 TITLE: RABIES SUPPORT ADOPTED: SUPERCEDES NO: 2012-PAG-011 December 19, 2013 (C-423/13) TO BE REVIEWED: PAGE NO: 1 of 1 Policy Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to establish the level of commitment Agriculture Services will provide in terms of Rabies monitoring and control Policy Guidelines: Agriculture Services will partner with other southern municipalities in the Annual Rabies monitoring Program. Full details of the monitoring program can be obtained from the organizing municipality (County of Warner). Agricultural Services staff will monitor reports of any suspicious-acting animals and submit samples of same to the A.D.R.I. Lab (Animal Disease Research Institute), in Lethbridge. In the case of positive samples, Agricultural Services staff will instigate a depopulation of the area and notify Alberta Agriculture immediately for material and financial assistance.