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UF veterinary researchers discover deadly new snake virus

Research on a disease outbreak in a private collection of pythons in Australia has led to the discovery of a deadly new snake virus.  Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, Jim Wellehan has been working with colleagues in Australia and Germany on the discovery.  Wellehan’s research will …

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Exotic pets taking toll on Florida’s wild spaces

Lion Fish, Burmese Pythons and parakeets…Oh My! Exotic pets that are released into Florida’s environment are wreaking havoc on their surroundings and researchers at the University of Florida say this problem is avoidable. In a free brochure written by experts at UF’s Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department, procedures for turning …

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