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Can someone tell me more about Tularemia?

I have heard this on several boards but no one has said exactly what it is and how to avoid it, or how it is spread.

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Read all about it at this web site for the Merck Veterinary Manual at:

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp

Just type in TULAREMIA in the search field and read to your hearts content.

Tularemia is a threat to domestic rabbits only if they have contact with wild rabbits and/or the handler has handled a diseased animal, although it can also be spread by ticks and deer flies. The Cottontail rabbit is a natural host for this disease. Tularemia is a classic zoonosis, capable of being transmitted by aerosol, direct contact, ingestion, or arthropods.

Pat Lamar
President
Professional Rabbit Meat Association
http://www.prma.org/
 
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