BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota is reporting is first case this season of a disease that strikes horses. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture said Monday a horse has confirmed positive for the neurologic disease associated with equine herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1. The horse is receiving veterinary care in McKenzie County.
In the last few months, EHV-1 cases have been identified in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says many horses will be moving to events around the region this summer. He says owners should take care when co-mingling horses to minimize chances of horses contracting the disease.
EHV-1 can be spread through the air, contaminated equipment, clothing and hands.
The virus is highly infectious and contagious among horses but poses no threat to humans.
BISMARCK, ND (NDDA) - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners should bring any unusable pesticides to any of the 12 Project Safe Send collections in July.
"Over the past 27 years, thousands of people have brought more than 4.7 million pounds of chemicals to Project Safe Send," Goehring said. "It is a safe, simple and non-regulatory program that helps people safely and legally get rid of unusable pesticides at no charge."
The program accepts old, unusable or banned pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides. The collected pesticides are shipped out of state for incineration. Project Safe Send is funded through product registration fees paid by pesticide manufacturers.
"Check your storage areas for any unusable pesticides and safely set them aside for Project Safe Send," Goehring said. "If the containers are deteriorating or leaking, pack them in larger containers with absorbent materials. Free heavy-duty plastic bags are available from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture if needed."
People with more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides should pre-register one week prior to delivery. No other pre-registration is required. A maximum of 20,000 pounds of pesticides per participant will be accepted. Pesticide rinse water and empty containers are no longer accepted.
To pre-register, obtain plastic bags or for more information, contact Jeremiah Lien at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at 701-425-3016 or jjliennd.gov.
The collections will run from 8 a.m. to Noon local time at the North Dakota Department of Transportation facilities in the following cities:
July 9 Wyndmere 7775 Hwy. 18
July 10 Ashley 520 7th St. SW
July 11 Bismarck 218 S. Airport Rd.
July 12 Hettinger 121 1st St. N.
July 15 Dickinson 1700 3rd Ave. W. Ste. 101
July 16 Tioga 425 2nd St. SE
July 17 Minot 1305 Hwy. 2 Bypass E.
July 18 Harvey 501 Jackson Ave.
July 23 Larimore 1524 Towner Ave.
July 24 Landgon 10424 Hwy. 5
July 25 Devils Lake 1905 Schwan Ave. NW
July 26 Valley City 1524 8th Ave. SW
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