Zoonotic concern: Tularemia in Rabbits and Rodents

Tularemia is a highly pathogenic disease of animals and humans that has been reported throughout the northern hemisphere including North America, Europe, and Asia. In the United States, naturally occurring infections have been reported in all states except Hawaii . . .


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Pollock C. Tularemia in rabbits and rodents. March 21, 2013. LafeberVet Web site. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/zoonotic-concern-tularemia-in-rabbits-and-rodents/