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Rabies in Horses on the Rise

Yesterday, we talked about how decisions are made regarding which vaccines dogs should receive. Today, I want to touch upon about a situation with horses here in Northern Colorado that shows why these recommendations are constantly being modified. (Don't worry; we'll talk about cats soon!) Veterinarians in Northern Colorado used to rarely recommend vaccinating horses against rabies. We almost never saw the disease around here because the major route of transmission was through contact with bats, which is an uncommon occurrence. This situation has changed dramatically, however. "Terrestrial" rabies (i.e., that carried by land-dwelling animals like fox, skunks, and raccoons) is now the...

A blind 10-year-old saved her friend from a rabid raccoon's attack in Kirby, Vt., according to WCAX-TV. Piper Rolfe was playing outside in the woods with her friend Irie Campbell, 11, and Irie's brother Felix, 5, on Sunday when Piper heard Irie start to scream. Piper, who is blind, couldn't see that a rabid, hissing raccoon had charged Irie and was biting her face. "I put my hands up to my face like this. And then it grabs onto my thumb," Irie told WCAX. Piper asked Irie what was happening, and when Irie told her a raccoon...

10 Facts About Rabies

Although it is not as rampant in the U.S. as in other parts in the world, rabies is still dangerous. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, 55,000 people die of rabies every year. And when left unvaccinated, our pets can suffer too. RELATED: What Dogs Do When We're Not Looking Read on for ten interesting facts…

13 Most Prevalent Dog Illnesses & How to Prevent Them

Over 150 years ago, the first case of E.P.I., exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, was discovered in dogs. While it isn't extremely common, the occurrence of this illness has increased in recent years. According to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University, nearly 8,000 dogs in the United States are…

A free kitten seems too good to be true, and sadly in this case it was. According to 11 Alive, one of the kittens given away for free outside a Georgia Walmart has tested positive for rabies. The kitten tested positive for the disease after being brought to the vet when the new owner's wife became lethargic after being scratched. Officials are currently searching for the two women who handed out the six kittens at the Walmart parking lot in order to track the animals down. Rabies Control Officer Vince Farah believes it highly likely that all the kittens are rabid, and he is asking anyone who came in contact with the cats to come forward. RELATED: Rabid Beaver Attacks Teenager Rabies...