Gabriel Park dog area closed due to giardia

Gabriel Park dog area closed due to giardia

Gabriel Park dog area closed due to giardia

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by David Krough, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on March 22, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 23 at 10:12 AM

PORTLAND - Portland parks officials have closed part of Gabriel Park due to giardia.

Two dogs were diagnosed with the parasite, which lives in standing water and causes intenstinal distress.

"Pet health and park safety are the most important factors in this precaution," PPR spokesman Mark Ross said. "The temporary closure is at the recommendation of the state veterinarian, an expert on pet disease and health."

The winter off-leash area will be closed until April 12.

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