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Fears of higher rabies risk in Norway. The number of dogs brought into Norway with rabies is on the increase. Both vets and the Norwegian Kennel Club (NKK) advise owners to be extra wary of checking their dogs and not being duped. Managing Director of NKK Espen Engh fears rabies could be very difficult to get rid of if it spreads to wild animals. Symptoms include frothing at the mouth and aggressiveness, and rabies kills its host within a week.

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Fears of higher rabies risk in Norway

Published on Thursday, 24th June, 2010 at 13:50 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

The number of dogs brought into Norway with rabies is on the increase. Both vets and the Norwegian Kennel Club (NKK) advise owners to be extra wary of checking their dogs and not being duped.

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Dog in cage
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Managing Director of NKK Espen Engh fears rabies could be very difficult to get rid of if it spreads to wild animals.

Symptoms include frothing at the mouth and aggressiveness, and rabies kills its host within a week.

“Rabies in animals and humans is the worst possible thing we could possibly imagine in this country,” he tells NRK.

There’s also seems to be a growing black market in false rabies documentation issued abroad.

Last week, a pet owner was stopped by customs at Oslo Gardemoen with forged certificates for two dogs he was importing from Russia. The documents had cost the man 15,000 kroner, and the vet’s office turned out to be non-existent.

Marit Forbord, a certified vet for the Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) which has veterinary authorisation in Norway, fears rabies infection and false certificates is on the increase.

“I can’t discount there won’t be sporadic cases of dogs with rabies coming to Norway,” she says.



Published on Thursday, 24th June, 2010 at 13:50 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: rabies, dogs, norway, false, certificate, black, market, pets, symptoms, owners, death, imports, oslo, gardermoen, airport, vets, food, safety, authority, norwegian, kennel, club.





  
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