Tag Archives: 2011

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Update on Rabies and Raccoons in Alabama

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Since intensive oral rabies vaccination (ORV) efforts were conducted in central Alabama in 2005, new rabies cases in rac-coons and foxes have popped up in Elmore and Autauga counties, areas that were con-sidered to be raccoon-rabies-free. The USDA is considering these positive cases as “breaches” of the Alabama-Coosa river system, a natural, geographic “barrier” for […]

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FDA Approves First Scorpion Sting Antidote

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FDA Approves First Scorpion Sting Antidote Once stung, twice shy‖ are words to live by in the Southwestern United States, where about 11,000 people a year are stung by scorpions in Arizona alone. Though rarely life threatening, scorpion stings can be extremely pain-ful, causing numbness and burning at the wound site. And there’s been little […]

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New Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) baiting strategy known as “pulse baiting” to address recent raccoon-variant rabies positive cases in Central Alabama

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Since intensive oral rabies vaccination (ORV) efforts were conducted in central Alabama in 2005, new rabies cases in raccoons and foxes have popped up in Elmore and Autauga counties, areas that were considered to be raccoon-rabies-free. The USDA is considering these positive cases as breaches‖ of the Alabama-Coosa river system, a natural, geographic barrier for […]

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AVMS Editor’s Husband “Ticked Off”

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G. Lovell, a fisheries biologist with ADCNR, was thankful his wife Ashley was familiar with the tell-tale signs of erythema migrans. Thanks to her 11-year membership in AVMS, she recognized this rash when it appeared in the summer of 2010 and took him to the doctor for treatment. He was likely exposed to the tick […]

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