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14,2003 The backbone of the MonDak Region e if:; !iΈ ! e ii iiiΈ research leader at the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research fifth-grade class of Central Elementary School on a tour of the center Sept. 5. PHOTO BY ELLEN ROBINSON Laboratory, leads Mrs. With a total of 154 Montana positive by county. horses testing positive for West The U.S. Department of Agri- Nile Virus encephalitis so far in culture has issued a conditional 2003, the first case has been license for an equine-origin anti- diagnosed west of the Continen- body product intended to aid in tal Divide in Lake County, said the treatment of horses with the Dr. Tom Linfield, acting state disease caused by the virus. veterinarian. The West Nile Virus antibody "The equine case in Lake was developed to aid in the con- County was confirmed by the trol of disease caused by the Montana Veterinary Diagnostic virus by providing specific anti- Laboratory on Sept. 5," Linfield bodies against the virus. The said. Since the affected Ronan product, for veterinary use only, horse had not traveled off the must be administered intra- ranch, it can be confirmed the venously. And, as with other horse was infected with the virus serum products, veterinarians in Lake County. The horse had are cautioned that, although not been vaccinated against the unlikely, anaphylactic reactions virus and has been euthanized, may occur. Since late July a total of 154 A booster is recommended horses have been diagnosed each year after the initial doses with the virus, with 60 dying or have been given. being ~uthanized. Horses in 33 "We are expecting to continue Montana counties have been to see cases of WNV until after diagnosed with the virus. Of the the first hard freeze, which will 154 horses diagnosed, only 16 occur at different times through- are known to have been fully out the state," Linfield said. vaccinated in a time frame for If possible, horses should be the vaccine to be effective, stabled inside from dusk to As part of Montana's four- dawn to reduce contact with pronged West Nile Virus surveil- mosquitoes. lance program (human-horse-mos- The virus was f'u'st confirmed quito-bird), the State Veterinarian's in Montana in a horse in Yellow- Office and Diagnostic Laboratory stone County in August 2002. are maintaining an equine database Last year, a total of 134 horses for general purpose use, recording were diagnosed with the disease the number of suspect cases, num- in 26 Montana counties from ber of tests performed and number August through November. iiii i'i! !i!il i i/i i!i !~! i~ ~,ii i i! grain growers have in the past few years," says much grasshopper mortality seeing more Blodgett. until the nights are much cool- his year than ever Montana farmers typically er," says Blodgett. making them seed winter wheat in September, they should but this year's warm summer "I've gotten calls from L Winter wheat crop. evenings mean that they may from people still have a lot of grasshoppers people saying they've never seen it this when winter wheat germinates never seen it this bad." State Uni- and pushes through the surface - Sue Blodgett Service Ento- of the soil. Blodgett. "The grasshoppers are winged ' ' is a very impor- now. They can move into a In those areas where grasshop- because newly seeded field and eat as the per numbers are very high, Winter moisture wheat breaks the soil surface, Blodgett recommends seed- " dry up later, aswe eating itbare. We won't see applied insecticide. Although el~ this option may be too costly if applied to the whole field, instead, she recommends seed- applied insecticide used only in the border rows of the field. "Because of the expense, we want to only treat field edges for grasshoppers moving in," she says. "Many growers still face a tough decision about whether they have enough moisture to seed, but they can at least have this lesser-cost option to figure into grasshopper control." Wednesday, September 17 • 1 p.m. ° Lambert, MT Brandt Auction • R-K Statewide Auctions Saturday, September 20 ° 9:30 s.m. ° Terry, MT Falkenterns Implement Auction - R-K Statewide Auctions Saturday, september 20.9 a.m. • Beach, ND Antique Tractor & Equipment Auction Zachmann Auction Service Saturday, September 20 • 1 p.m. • Glendive, MT Latimer Household Auction ° Granmoe Auctions Sunday, september 21 ° 12:30 p.m. ° Watford City, ND Suby Bros. Estate Auction • High Plains Auction Saturday, September 27 ° 9 a.m. • Lambert, MT Torgerson Farm & Ranch Auction • Searer & Goss Auctioneers local angus breeders were recog- • Rollin Rock Inc., Sidney, owns 35 bulls. bulls in the 2003 Fall Sire Eval- • Deborah Reichman, Sidney, owns two bulls. • Bar J V Angus Ranch, Fairview, owns seven and Judy Thiessen, Lambert, own bulls. • Gartner-Denowh Angus Ranch, Sidney, owns and Gale Sturgis, Savage, own two 55 bulls. • Russell D. Thiessen, Lambert, owns one bull. 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