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Old March 12th, 2018, 06:34 PM #1
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Dang racoon in broad daylight

Just finished bringing in fire wood for the night and sat down at the PC for a few minutes and the dog started barking out the back door like she had just seen Satan. I look and there is a racoon walking across the yard. Daytime racoon is not good news so I grab a rifle and head out. Its gotten almost across the yard and I have to work around the goat enclosure to get a clear shot and the thing turns and runs into the goat pen and starts chasing a goat around. Still no clear shot then runs to the other end of the pen where fencing is got smaller holes and it can't get out so it started heading back where it came from and I finally get a shot and it is down. One shot to the chest area with a 17machII and second to just be sure. Now the health department has it. Glad it went after the other old goat and not me.
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[QUOTE=Clovis;5140387]Just finished bringing in fire wood for the night and sat down at the PC for a few minutes and the dog started barking out the back door like she had just seen Satan. I look and there is a racoon walking across the yard. Daytime racoon is not good news so I grab a rifle and head out.

Apparently, he didn't set his clock forward. Anyway, will the health department update you? Since you have goats, I would think that if it had rabies, they would want you to know.
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Health department said they would let us know. Goats are up to date on rabies shots. I guess he could have been particularly upset by the recent time change.
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Health department said they would let us know. Goats are up to date on rabies shots. I guess he could have been particularly upset by the recent time change.
If he possibly bit a goat the goat may need a precautionary rabies booster. They do that with horses anyway. I would check w/ your vet.
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Old March 14th, 2018, 05:32 AM #5
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If he possibly bit a goat the goat may need a precautionary rabies booster. They do that with horses anyway. I would check w/ your vet.
I didn't see a bite occur, but things were moving pretty rapidly at that point. The goats are the wife's and daughter's and the wife called the vet when this happened. I'll ask to double check on boosters. There were no obvious wounds or bleeding (well, except for the racoon).
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The ones now are just 4 shots in the arm and made from human diploid cells. I don't know what a diploid cell is, but I feel smart when I say it.
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Diploid cells contain two copies of the chromosome complement. In this case, they're actually primary human cells that were first cultured more than 50 years ago.

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I would have shot the goats. What I wouldn't give for all my animals out in the field to croak! Hate those damn things!
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I would have shot the goats. What I wouldn't give for all my animals out in the field to croak! Hate those damn things!
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Had a skunk walk across an open field and into barn a couple years ago. Labor Day, near 90F. Got in with goats, I popped it thru lungs with CB cap, double bagged and iced it.

Health Dept. person on call didnt want to come out cause it was Labor Day. FINALLY came out and got it. Test came back positive.

Quarantined everything, kids / animals missed county fairs, etc.

Funny thing, they were WAY more concerned with animals than me!

Took months to get my titer checked.( I had shots 25 years earlier) . Titer still good.

Killed a few more soon after that I'm sure had rabies, one paralytic. Bleach and a deep hole.

Coons around here had distemper a few years back, some symptoms are similar.
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