RI To Test 2nd Dead Calf For Rabies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say a second calf housed near a popular ice cream stand in Tiverton has died and will be tested for rabies.

Friday’s announcement comes one day after the state urged people who might have had contact with the first calf that died, a 3-month-old black and white calf named Oreo, to contact health officials because the animal may have had rabies.

Local animal officials did not notify the state for three days following the death of the first animal, and by that time the remains were too decomposed to test for rabies. The animal was quarantined after biting a Massachusetts resident on July 15.

Officials said test results on the second calf were expected on Saturday.

The calves lived in a pasture next to Gray’s, a popular ice cream shop.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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