Tag Archives: mice

Protect your family, pets, and livestock from rodents and rodenticides

Millions have seen the social media video “RAT on the New York subway!”, but did you know that the CDC website states that “rats and mice spread over 35 diseases”?  The AVMA has developed a resource to help you protect your family, pets, and livestock from rodents and rodenticides.

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White-footed mouse “especially efficient” at passing Lyme-causing bacterium

While deer are usually singled out as the carriers of adult ticks, researchers have turned their focus to white-footed mice, which host immature ticks and can pass the Lyme-causing bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi from one generation of ticks to the next, according to an article on scientificamerican.com. The white-footed mouse is described as an “animal weed” by a biologist quoted in the article, because they can continue to surge in population even as human development encroaches into the forest.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, September 14, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: An overview of some of the more prominent animal-to-human disease transmissions in 2012; a look at how increased collaboration between veterinarians and physicians is benefiting human and animal health; the latest news from the rodent-borne hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite National Park, and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, July 27, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: Diseases you can catch from your pet, what zebrafish can teach us about human development and disease, the role the BP oil spill played in Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths, how dogs can reduce office stress, and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, July 20, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: The CDC warns the public about babesiosis, an emerging tick-borne threat to people and animals; veterinarian Monica Murphy co-authors a new book on the cultural history of rabies, the “world’s most diabolical virus”; veterinarians, MDs, and environmental scientists study the “ecology of disease”; and much more.

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