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Authorities investigating incident with a rabid cow
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Gainesville Hall County Animal Control's sign for positive rabies alert - photo by Scott Rogers

A rabid cow came into contact with a veterinarian in recent days in Clermont, according to Hall County officials.

The incident occurred in the 6700 block of Kenimer Road in Clermont.

Hall County spokesman Brian Stewart clarified that the veterinarian was not bitten.

“The contact happened when the cow was checked by a veterinarian for neurological issues, at which point the cow was shipped to the lab, where it was confirmed positive for rabies,” he said.

Hall County said this was the ninth confirmed rabies case for the county this year.

The cow was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur, and Hall County Animal Control was advised Wednesday, Oct. 13, that the cow was positive for rabies, officials said. 

Anyone spotting an animal acting abnormally should contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 during working hours or Hall County dispatch at 770-536-8812 during non-working hours.

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