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Dog ticks a growing concern in Alaska

...also have been found in Alaska, raising concerns for dogs, wildlife and the risk of spreading diseases to people.Kimberlee Beckmen of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (
Alaska Science Forum: Mystery of the South Fork wolf

...the frozen carcass to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Office in Fairbanks. There, wildlife veterinarian Kimberlee Beckmen will examine it and perhaps find the cause of death.Anxious to move because he has stripped to his t-shirt and...
Disease kills hundreds of seabirds in Alaska

...including in California, Nevada and Texas, The Anchorage Daily News reported."It's super, super common," said Kimberlee Beckmen, a Fish and Game wildlife veterinarian. "The only unusual part is us finding a die-off in Alaska."Most of...
Dead snowshoe hare in Fairbanks tied to bacterial disease

...humans."Hares die of this infection every spring and summer in the Interior," said wildlife veterinarian Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen. "This is the first hare we've tested this year, but we've had multiple reports of sick hares and expect more...
Rabid Alaska wolf prompts health warnings

...such as wolves, wolverines and foxes. Rabid animals often display no fear of people, wildlife veterinarian Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen said in a department announcement. They sometimes attack inanimate moving objects or move erratically.The wolf...
Wolf gashes Alaska trapper riding on snowmobile

...wolves killed in the upper Tanana and Yukon river regions and none were positive for rabies.State veterinarian Kimberlee Beckmen said the behavior of the wolf that attacked Grangaard was suspicious."When a wolf attacks somebody, it's either...
Two in Fairbanks diagnosed with bacterial infection

...potentially fatal bacterial infection more commonly found in pets. Alaska Department of Fish and Game veterinarian Kimberlee Beckmen learned of the outbreak from state public health authorities late last week. The disease can be transmitted to humans...
Alaska officials to test whether wolves killed teacher

...Candice Berner was attacked outside Perryville last week. The Anchorage Daily News reports that veterinarian Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen will test the bites of the wolves as well as DNA to see if they're the ones that killed Berner. The wolves will...
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Alaska Science Forum: Solving the mystery of the South Fork wolf, part II

The wolf lies on a metal table, its white legs and massive paws hanging over the edge. Kimberlee Beckmen, a wildlife veterinarian, wears a white lab coat and purple gloves. Scalpel in hand, she positions herself at the wolf's...
Wolf that attacked sled dogs had rabies

...17-month-old female wolf was positive for the rabies virus. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife veterinarian Kimberlee Beckmen said it is possible other wolves in the pack also have the disease. "Rabies virus is present in saliva, and when...


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