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Author: Gretchen Kaufman, DVM

OCW Zoological Medicine 2008
Mammal, Part III - Rabbit and Rodent Readings
G. Kaufman, DVM
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

1. Rabbits and Rodents

  • PEW report on Animal borne epidemics out of control

  • Monkeypox outbreak - Promed compilation (2003). ProMED- 20030608.1412. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Monkeypox Information from CDC

  • Understanding the Prairie dog - from Nature Conservancy magazine Fall 2004

  • Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Typhimurium Associated with Rodents Purchased at Retail Pet Stores .

  • Pet guinea pig with rabies. NY State Dept. of Health

  • Rat Bite Fever (2001). ProMED- 20010915.2226. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • New England Cottontail information

  • Disease threatens pygmy rabbit recovery program - DX Coronavirus (2007). ProMED- 20070310.0852. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • The rat guide

  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus infects Transplant Recepients! (2005). ProMED- 20050524.1426. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus infects Transplant Recipients! 2 (2005). ProMED- 20050526.1459. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Interim Guidance for Minimizing Risk for Human Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Infection Associated with Rodents .

  • More comments on LCM virus (2005). ProMED- 20050813.2376. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • LCMV from pet hamster kills organ transplant patient (2008). ProMED- 20080412.1339. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Surgical techniques for orchiectomy of the pet rabbit - Vittorio Capello. ICE2005Proceedings. Exotic DVM vol 7 Issue 5.

  • Surgical techniques for neutering the female rabbit - Vittorio Capello. ICE2005Proceedings. Exotic DVM vol 7 Issue 5.

  • Yang XH, Deng W, Tong Z, et al. Mice transgenic for human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 provide a model for SARS coronavirus infection. Comp Med. 2007;57(5):450-459.

  • Lin JW, Chen CY, Chen WC, Chomel BB, Chang CC. Isolation of Bartonella species from rodents in Taiwan including a strain closely related to 'Bartonella rochalimae' from Rattus norvegicus. J Med Microbiol. 2008;57(Pt 12):1496-1501.

1.1. Plague Articles

  • CDC on Plague .

  • Plague and climate (1999). ProMED- 19991120.2064. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Plague in a Mule Deer (2003). ProMED- 20030911.2286. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Plague in California squirrels (2002). ProMED- 20020829.5184. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Dead squirrel in California park tests positive for plague (2006). ProMED- 20060528.1499. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Plague found again in Colorado squirrels (2007). ProMED- 20070427.1381. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Plague and pet prairie dogs (1998). ProMED- 19980710.1303. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Prairie dog plague effects endangered ferret release (2000). ProMED- 20001003.1705. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Prairie dog plague in 2002. ProMED- 20020505.4104. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Prairie Dog plague in 2003. ProMED- 20030809.1973. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Denver Zoo Capuchin dies of plague (Yersinia pestis) (2007). ProMED- 20070522.1647. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Mountain lion dies of plague (2008). ProMED- 20080522.1694. http://www.promedmail.org.

1.2. Rabbit Calcivirus Articles

  • 2005 RHDV Outbreak in Indiana - USDA Impact worksheet

  • 2005 RHDV Outbreak in Indiana 2 – OIE (2005). ProMED- 20050613.1649. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • More comments on Indiana outbreak. ProMED. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • RHDV hits the US, 2000. ProMED. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • RHDV hits New York in 2001. ProMED. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • RHDV theory of origin in US outbreaks (2002). ProMED- 20020203.3470. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Campagnolo ER, Ernst MJ, Berninger ML, Gregg DA, Shumaker TJ, Boghossian AM. Outbreak of rabbit hemorrhagic disease in domestic lagomorphs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2003;223(8):1151-5, 1128.

  • Novel Calicivirus Identified in Rabbits, Michigan, USA

1.2.1. Biological Control for Feral Rabbit Population Management in Australia & NZ

  • RHDV as Population Control in Australia (1998). ProMED- 19980724.1409. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Pech RP, Hood GM. Foxes, rabbits, alternative prey and rabbit calicivirus disease: Consequences of a new biological control agent for an outbreaking species in Australia. J Appl Ecol. 1998;35(3):434-453.

  • A plague on the pest – rabbit calicivirus disease and biological control .

  • Rabbit Calicivirus News – CSIRO

  • Some public response to this issue (Australia). http://members.iinet.net.au/~rabbit/rabbit.htm.

  • The illegal introduction of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus in New Zealand.

  • Immunity to RHD developing in New Zealand (2008). ProMED- 20080218.0650. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Rabbits ravaged by fatal virus, RCD suspected (New Zealand, 2009). ProMED- 20090311.1015. http://www.promedmail.org.

1.3. Hantavirus Articles

1.3.1. Tularemia Reports

  • Prairie Dogs and Tuleremia (2002). ProMED- 20020807.4980. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Tularemia on Martha's Vineyard (2000). ProMED- 20000901.1465. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Tuleremia on Marthas Vineyard (2005). ProMED- 20050711.1971. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Tularemia highest on record for Martha's Vineyard (2005). ProMED- 20050819.2438. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Tularemia in Nebraska (2003). ProMED- 20030625.1562. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Tuleremia in Pet Hamsters (2004). ProMED- 20041008.2760. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Tularemia in New York City (2004). ProMED- 20041110.3033. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Tuleremia outbreak in Wyoming linked to rabbits population (2006). ProMED- 20061101.3122. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Tuleremia in a cat in Idaho (2007). ProMED- 20070614.1938. http://www.promedmail.org.

1.3.2. Grey Squirrels Threatening Red Squirrels in UK

  • Parapox threatens squirrels in the UK 92005). ProMED- 20050616.1693. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Poxvirus infection in a red squirrel.

  • Grey squirrels face massive cull in Britain(2006).BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4635330.stm

  • New information on parapox threat to red squirrels in Britain (2006). ProMED- 20060822.2360. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Squirrel pox, red squirrel - UK: prospects of immunity - full paper below (2008). ProMED- 20081016.3279. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Sainsbury AW, Deaville R, Lawson B, et al. Poxviral disease in red squirrels Sciurus vulgaris in the UK: spatial and temporal trends of an emerging threat. Ecohealth. 2008;5(3):305-316.