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One common vector of transmission for tularemia is a tick.

Tularemia, a potentially serious and life-threatening disease

Vet Advice with Dr. Ron Clarke

Tularemia, sometimes called rabbit fever, is an uncommon but debilitating disease spread from animals to man caused by the bacteria Francicella tularensis. It can be found in a variety of animal hosts, notably lagomorphs (rabbits and hares), aquatic rodents (muskrats, beavers, and water voles), other rodents (water and wood rats and mice), squirrels, and cats. […] Read more

Rabies is a rare zoonotic disease

… and it’s almost always fatal to animals

We don’t hear about rabies being mentioned very often but when we do there is a scary connotation attached to it. It is virtually always fatal to all mammals and zoonotic to humans with no curative treatment once clinical signs develop. Only prevention through vaccination and prevention from contact by strong surveillance programs have kept […] Read more

New trouble ahead with bovine leukemia virus? Part 1

The headline “Virus in cattle linked to human breast cancer” is chilling. For the first time, a research team at the University of California, Berkeley, established a link between infection with bovine leukemia virus (BLV) and human breast cancer. The study, published September 2015 in a respected, peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, will draw attention to […] Read more