The Canadian PressApril 1, 2014 13:01
REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is taking over responsibility for rabies programming from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has announced $500,000 for new rabies response to help farmers and ranchers if their animals are exposed to the disease.
Private veterinarians will collect samples from suspect animals, submit the samples for rabies testing and then follow up if there's a positive result.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says bats, foxes, skunks and raccoons are the most common transmitters of the disease.