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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 13A Dogs stricken with salmon poisoning at Lake Davis Diana Jorgenson Portol Editor djorgenson@plu Two cases of salmon poisoning in dogs have been confirmed in the last two to three weeks; Beckwourth vet- erinarian Dr. Martin Schafer treated them. The disease, traditionally found in uncooked salmon, is a regional thing, found from north of San Francisco to Oregon. Eating or licking raw fish infects dogs "This is a normal environ- ment for this parasite, which is periodically found in fish in local lakes," Schafer ex- plained, adding the parasite causing the disease was not endemic to this area but had been transferred to the area in transplanted fish. He stressed not all the fish in a restocking would have the parasite, and said he had not seen a case of salmon poisoning for a few years. "Salmon poisoning" is really a misnomer as no toxins are involved and salmon are not the only fish that carry the parasite. Steel- head, trout, salmon and other freshwater fish may be infested. Salmon poisoning disease, according to the University of California's Division of Agricultural Sciences, is caused by a virus-like organism, Neorickettsia helmonthoeca, found in all life stages of a parasitic fluke that lives in the intestines of many fish-eating birds and mammals. However, ill effects of the disease only appear in canines: dogs, foxes, coyotes and wolves. It is not harmful to humans. Because of the notoriety of Lake Davis' poisonings, locals may associate the SPD with recent events, but Schafer said they were unrelated. If you see a fish with fungus or with parasites, that's not it. Fish infested with the flukes look healthy on the outside. The parasites are microscopic said Schafer. The intermediary host, the fluke that attaches to the in- testines or liver, can be seen as a tiny white speck on the black kidney line when you gut the fish, according to William Cox, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) program manager for Fish Production and Distribution. If the fluke is in the gill or inside the liver, you may miss it altogether. According to DFG, "Salmon poisoning disease is present in the Pacific Northwest, in- cluding the southern Cas- cades and northern Sierras to the Feather River drainage.' 'The distribution of the fluke, Nanophyetes salmincola, is roughly north of a diagonal line from Sausalito to Chico, and on the west slope of the Sierra/Cascade range. "The DFG raises fish at three hatcheries where this fluke is present either inter- mittently or continuously: Darrah Springs, Crystal Lake and Mount Shasta. "However, DFG only stocks fish from these hatcheries into waters where the salmon poisoning disease parasites have been present for decades," reported the DFG press release advising dog owners to not let their dogs eat or lick raw fish. Well known in coastal ar- eas and in the Cascades, thousands of dogs get sick every year from the disease. The Feather River drainage area is on the edge of the fluke's range a nd people are not as aware of the danger of SPD. SPD is a real danger and 90 percent of the dogs that get the disease and are not treated, die from it. On the other side, treat- ment is relatively simple and effective, and sick dogs show dramatic improvement in a couple of days. Dogs that survive, either on their own or because of treatment, be- come immune to the disease thereafter. Symptoms of the disease include vomiting, lack of appetite, fever, diarrhea, weakness, swollen lymph nodes and dehydration. If you know the dog has ingested raw fish or see any of these signs, you should seek treatment for your pet. Usually the signs appear suddenly, within five to seven days after eating in- fected fish, but may be delayed as long as 33 days. If untreated, most dogs will die in 10 to 14 days after the first signs appear. Death is generally caused by dehydra- tion and blood loss. Cooking the fish or freez- ing it for at least two weeks kills the organism. Usually the disease is transmitted by ingestion of raw fish, but oth- er less common but possible means of infection may occur if dogs eat feces from other fluke-infested dogs or fish- eating mammals such as skunks, raccoons, mink,or bobcats. To protect dogs from SPD, owners should not let their dogs run loose, especially along beaches and along rivers. Keep salmon, steel- head, trout and other fresh- water fish carcasses away from dogs. Gary Giovannetti, owner of one of the sick dogs, is con- cerned local dog owners are unaware of SPD. His dog, Bruno, survived SPD, but he's not sure how his dog was infected. "I live across the street from Lake Davis and I have not had any contact with the See Dogs, page 14A C()MMUNITY CORNER COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, Dec. 9 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Women's Support Group, Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Quincy. Call 283-5515. AI-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, upstairs in back. For families & friends of al- coholics. Women's Circle, 6-7:30 p.m., PRS offices, 711 E. Main, Quincy, 283-0866. HA, 7 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Troop 130, 7 p.m., Church of Je- sus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 283-3953. Healing and Growing through Grief. 2-4 p.m. First Baptist I Church, Reese St., East Quincy. Bereavement group open to any- one struggling with grief. More info call JoAnn Baldwin, 283- 9161 or Doreene Wood, 394- 7228. Every other Thursday. Oct. 21, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 16, 30. League of Women Voters, 2nd Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - noon, Quin- cy library meeting room. Call 283-0485 for more info. Quincy Green Thumbs, 2nd Thurs., 10 a.m., Library Confer- ence Room, Jackson St. St. John's Cribbage Club, 2nd and 4th Thurs., noon, St. John's church hall, 176 Lawrence St. For info, call Lin Bixby, 283-9102, or Sherry McKee, 283-4066. Sept. thru May only. Explorer Post 81, Quincy Volun- teer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Today's Weather 12'9 :: 12/10 / % 49/43 CIoly vdth rain, Highs in the upper 4Os and lows In the low 40e. 8UndN Sunset 7:13 AM 4:38 PM 51143 Showerl, Hlghl In lhe low 50s ind lowa In lhe low 40s. Stmdse Sunset 7:14 AM 4:39 PM S4/43 Few showen Highs in the mid 50s snd lows In the low 40s. Sunrise Sunset 7:15 AM 4:39 PM ,,: ::i 12/11 : 12/12 53/4O lnns of sun and Clouds. Highs in Ihe low 5OI im(:l lows in Ihe low 4Os. 8unrkm Sur,mt 7:15 AM 4:39 PM 55/39 "rimes of sun snd clouds. Highs In the mid 50s lind iows In the upper 30L SUmlU Sunset 7:16 AM 4:39 PM California At A Glance San 68/51 Moon Phases New First Dec 5 Dec 13 Full LMI Dec 21 Dec 28 UV Index Wed 12/8 E] Low Thu 12/9 W Low r-7 Fd 12/10 IJ Low Sat 12/11 121 Low Sun 12/12 121 Low The W Irldmx hi mrld on 0-11 numbs" Icale, wl N0her UV Index showl the nud f' Ir sldn ixo- Area Cities Anaheim 74 48 rest sunny M0dest0 Bidmmlteld 65 44 i)1 sunny Mojlve Bwlltow 69 34 rest 0unny Monterey Blye 76 44 sunny NeedkNI CN(:o M 47 rain Olkland kk,m 75 53 pt lunny PldrndMe El Centre Puadeni Eun#,a , 4 sunny rr Raddg Fftlt!o 63 47 cloudy RIvendde LOS.= 72 50 mst sunny 8ommento Natlonal Cltlee 44 23 pl aunny Houon Bonn 34 2.2 I eunny Los Anges Ch 22 16 l$unny Miami Dldll 60 40 sunny Mlnneaolls Denver 57 35 pt sunny New York 1 E1 L 61 47 rain Sidinlm 65 47 rain M 37 m lunny ln mllnn 75 44 nlt sunny 62 48 rain " anDiio 68 51 ptunny 75 47 pt sunny San Frln011l 62 55 rain 60 51 rain Sin JoJe 63 50 ndn 69 37  sunny Santil Barbara 68 47 met funny 75 47 rtmt lunny StOCkl(Xl 58 48 mJn 74 42 rest sunny SUlMmVlk 42 34 mixed 481 V e4 44 d |,,, 63 37 sunny Ph0elx 76 47 m lunny 72 50 rnlt sunny San Franctano 62 65 rain 46 ptsunny Sealle 51 44 rain 18 12 ptsuNly St. Louis 37 28 plsunny 38 27 ptlunny Waingtnn, DC 38 27 motsunny LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation 1"Current 4,481.83 1 Year Ago 4,477.91 Lake Almanor **Capacity 1"Current 830,915 1 Year Ago 738,562 Bucks Lake *Elevation 1"Current 5,138.98 1 Year Ago 5,133.38 Bucks Lake **Capacity tCurrent 74,129 1 Year Ago 65,236 ,,e ,,ck!" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earth TM 180 Main St. P.O. Box 1956 Chester CA 96020 (530) 258.4228 mi See an archive of past earthquake reports at m, *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. tDec. 5, 2010 )#Dec. 6, 2009 LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Precip. Snow Dec. 1 43 27 .... Dec. 2 48 31 .... Dec. 3 50 35 .58 -- Dec.4 43 35 .02 -- Dec. 5 49 36 .29 -- Dec. 6 -- 36 1.18 -- 12.11 inches precipitation to date. 18 inches snow to date. Compiled by Ron Trumbo For info call Sarah Anderson, 530-276-1503. Feather River Resource Conserva- tion District Board meeting, 2nd Thurs., 7 p.m., Plumas Corp. of- fice, Quincy. Public welcome. 283-7512 for more info. Friday, Dec. 10 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. HA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., 711 E. Main St., (formerly Drug & Alcohol building, Cemetery Hill, Quincy), 3rd floor conference rm. For all ages struggling with their emotions. For more info: Janae Hutchins, 530-638-5911, janae- AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital "Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Painting Class. Meets 2nd Friday at Mountain View Manor recre- ation room in Quincy at 1 P.M. For more information contact Nansi Bohne 283-3395 or e-mail: Dance Class and Open Social Dance. Yoga Center, east Quin- cy, above Papa's Donuts. 5:15-6 p.m. Intro to a different dance style each month. 6-7:30 p.m. open dance. $6 each class or $10 both. Call Julie, 283-3671, or Re- becca, 249-5590.2nd Fridays. Saturday, Dec. 11 NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Dukes of Plumas Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start play 11 a.m. 1st, 2nd, 4th Saturdays at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg; 3rd Sat- urdays at Coyote Bar & Grill, Graeagle. Animal Adoptions. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Plumas County Animal Shelter, Quincy. Sunday, Dec. 12 Trap Shoot, sponsored by Quincy Sport Shooting Assoc., Gopher Hill site, Adult, 10 a.m., Youth 11 a.m. Weather permitting. Call 283-1145. quincyshoot- Square Dance lessons. United Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. 6-8 p.m. every Sun- day. Open to all: beginners, sin- gles, couples, all ages. $5 per person. Casual dress. Refresh- ments. Monday, Dec. 13 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restora- tion Project, meets each Mon. & "Wd., 9 a.m., "Af"'l'rn ", Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral Building, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283- 2127. Boy Scout Troop 151, Men., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robinette, 283-0858 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Monday, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner, of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church in Quincy, upstairs at the back 282 Jackson. Masons Lodge #60, meets 2nd Men., Quincy Masonic Hall, 7:30 p.m. Quincy Reading Group, 2nd Men., 7 p.m., private residence in Quincy. Free, all Mary Weddle, 283-5351. Come prepared to discuss book. 1,, 2,, .o 1 : 2.0 9:58 p.m, .', 1:26 a.m, I;..,.9J9,. A/,.,';'- 12:1100gm 11(27 1,0 Wig \\; \\; \\;11 I \\;','m. 12:23p.m.  \\;  I,'N I I / I 1:26a.m. 11129   .   /.  '- 1 11130 12/1 . tL.--j/ &-ou,, : ill.; :9p.m/ /  ' 1/27 11:41 6,m.e.  C'qll -' ".'I 11127 y \\; ,->,/\\;, " / =.7 12:2p.m. I ;. ICi:o N. ..x %. Oprtola] / 2J; ,,129.. \\; .?- \\; ;-..x ,', ,o:22,., 1.4 .,' I, tl... "%,(' - " ' /,i (#'11/;,9 I0:39 a.m. "-,.--,  __,' / ....  ,no 12/I Ooviile- % I ,r -  _._.,. \\;.. L "/ _ _. : ' "'--" ,,'2- K""/3  ,:..m -- [ 1:50 p.m, O 11/; 8 Magnitude  1.1 1113o ' O/c '.' ', 5'49a m -'- ". "'" 1:47a.m. , 13a.m Q1 I2 3 4+ 11130 l:;{.m. 1 , O0 ,,,,0 I,,,, Regional 18 14 1 [ 53 Previous week 12 7 3 I 22 Earthquake activity jumped from the previous week. topping the 50 quake- per-week level for the first time in nearly 2-1/2 years, Driving the a'ction were three earthquake swarms. These were the first swarms of this magnitude since the Mogul swarm in the summer of Z008. The most robust sequence occurred about eight miles south-s0uthwest of Reno and about four miles nor of Galena along the eastern flank of the Carson Range, at Arrow Creek. The activity began on November Z7 and ripped off 30 events during the next four days. Seven measured M 2.0 or stronger with the strongest registering M 3.0. The focal depths were between six and seven miles below the surface. Some of the quakes have been felt. The activity northwest of Lassen Peak in the Latour State Park continued, this week rocking out 11 quakes, including three in the M Z range. The large of five earthquakes east of Chester on the Almanor Fault Zone measured M 2.9. It was locally felt. Feather River 4-H, 2nd Men., 6:15 p.m., Mineral Bldg, Fair- grounds, Quincy. Cindy Edwards, 283-5384, for more info. Tuesday, Dec. 14 PRS-WIC, Supplemental food & nutrition education for children under 5 & pregnant-nursing women. Every Tues., 10 a.m., Quincy. 283-4093 or (800) WlC- 4093. Board of Supervisors, 10 a.m., Courthouse, Quincy, 1st 4 Tues. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Soroptimist International of Quincy, Quincy High School, next to culinary classroom, noon. Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5:15 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House, Quinc, NA, 7'.n., Metho-ist Churc" 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Coffee Express, hosted by IHSS Public Authority, In-home care- givers & receivers welcome. 2nd Tues., 10 a.m., Mountain View Manor, Quincy. For info call (866) 577-6331. Quincy Youth Center Advisory Board, 2nd Tues., 6-8 p.m., Plumas County Library meet- ing/conference room. Open to public, especially youth. For info call Plumas Rural Services, 283- 3611. Taylorsville Community Grange, 6 p.m., at the Grange Hall. 2nd Tues. of month. Call 284-6310. CHURCHES Calvary Chapel of Quincy 283-4463, 2335 East Main St,Quincy. Center for Spiritual Living, 394-0876, 304 Lawrence & Church St.,, Christian Life Fellowship, 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal Church, 283-1608, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. Church of Christ 283-1191, t52 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 283-2170, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist, 283- 1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, First Baptist, 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. Meadow Valley Community Church, 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy. Our Savior Lutheran, 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist, 310-2042 or 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellow- ship, Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927- 7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church, 283- 0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy Starlight Missionary Baptist, 283- 1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260- 8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. Wednesday, Dec. 15 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restora- tion Project, meets each Men. & Wed, 9 a.m., Art Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. Library preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Toastmaster's International, American Valley Chapter. Every Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Administration Confer- ence Room, 32 Central Ave., Quincy. For more info, contact Jacky Madarang, 530-927-9959. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex- Orchard House, Quincy. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836-0446 for reser- vations. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Meth6l]st Church. Free. Women's Circle, 6-8 p.m. every Wed, 586 Jackson St., Quincy. AA, 7 p.m., upstairs in back, Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Community Meditation Service, 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living. 304 Lawrence St. Everyone welcome. 394- 0876. International Order of Rainbow Girls, 7 p.m., Masonic Temple, 1st & 3rd Wed. Science of Mind study group, 1st & 3rd Wed., 6-8 p.m. For more info, Hannah Rothlin, 283-1052 or e-mail hannah@plumascounty Sober Sisters, 1st & 3rd Wed., 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 128 in Quincy from 5:30-7 p.m. 1. You'll Save Gas 2. You'll Save Time 3. You'll Save Money 4. You'll Help Our Local Economy been .... providing every Monday morning (below), please call Eva at The Feather River Bulletin 283-0800