A Maryland horse kept on a private Harford County farm was confirmed positive for rabies in July. Rabies can only be confirmed through a postmortem autopsy of the animal. The horse was not current for its rabies vaccines, but all other livestock and pets on the farm were. The Harford County Department of Health quarantined the private farm for 45 days (the quarantine is expected to be lifted August 31) and insured that all humans who came in contact with the horse were treated. After conducting all necessary trace-backs, neither the Harford County Department of Health nor the Maryland Department of Agriculture believe there to be any public danger.

Read the entire story, including comments from the owner of the horse, in the September Equiery, available in your tack and feeds stores next Tuesday, September 1!