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Commissioners Discuss Various Health Issues

Commissioners Discuss Various Health Issues

    Joined by members of Janea Aguilera’s family, the Prowers County Commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing the first week in November as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week in Prowers County. Janea Aguilera passed away in April earlier this year, a young teenage girl who had battled several forms of cancer for several years.  Her struggle […]

Skunk Activity Increases

Skunk Activity Increases

  In communities throughout southeastern Colorado people are picking up a whiff of a sure sign spring is just around the corner — skunks are coming out of their dens and making their scent known.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents that skunks can carry rabies and that precautions should be taken to avoid contact […]

2013 Annual Dog Clinic to Take Place in Holly

2013 Annual Dog Clinic to Take Place in Holly

The 2013 Annual Dog Clinic will take place at Fell’s Vet Clinic on Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 9:00am to noon. In order to extend maximum coverage in an area of high rabies incidence, Dr. Fell will continue using the Ft. Dodge Rab Vac 3.  Ft. Dodge Pharmaceutical Company validates the vaccine effective for defense […]

Rabies Confirmed in Bent County Cow; Humans Receiving Shots

Rabies Confirmed in Bent County Cow; Humans Receiving Shots

DENVER — The Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed rabies in a cow from Bent County. Due to exposure with the rabid cow, four individuals now are receiving post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Two skunks with rabies were reported in the same vicinity this spring. The cow most likely was exposed through contact with a […]

Rabid Fox in Eads, Fifth Rabies Case Confirmed S.E. Case for 2012

Rabid Fox in Eads, Fifth Rabies Case Confirmed S.E. Case for 2012

RABIES WARNING!! SE Colorado Residents Cautioned About Wildlife with Rabies Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) is urging all citizens of SE Colorado to avoid any unnecessary contact with wild animals, especially any that appear to be sick or behaving in an unusual manner. Since the first of the year there have been five […]