Weekly Disease Surveillance Scan (Jan 29-Feb 4)

To help you stay on top of animal health and disease news, we are posting our top links of the week, which will direct you to important information and discussions around animal health. Below, please find the links, broken down by Network. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter if you want to see the best animal health links on the net every day. Read our guides on how to use Twitter and Facebook for continuing education. If you missed last week’s top links, check them out here.


Latest Ontario Rabies Map – 1 new case of raccoon strain rabies found last week in a skunk from Hamilton. Annual summaries and more info available here

149 confirmed cases of rabies in Ontario in 2017

Companion Animals

Parvo at Michigan Animal Shelter – Parvo is an easy disease to prevent through vaccination. As demonstrated in this article, the virus is highly infectious.

Echinococcus Multilocularis in Calgary: Calgary family forced to put canine down after contracting parasite

‘We need to vaccinate,’ Regina vet reminds pet owners after dog tests positive for rabies

New Confirmed Case of Canine Influenza in Windsor-Essex County


The Oregon Department of Agriculture is reporting that a case of wild type EHV-1 has been detected at the Portland Meadows race track.

How Veterinarians Evaluate Horses With Laminitis


Red Mite: An Underestimated Problem in Poultry Production


Researchers are worried that a brain illness known as ‘zombie deer’ disease may start infecting humans

Public asked to help B.C. wildlife officials combat deadly bat disease