Alternative Species Network

News/Disease Alerts


Ontario Rabies Update for May 17th - 5 New Cases

5 new cases of raccoon strain rabies this week, occurring in two raccoons and one skunk from Hamilton, one raccoon from Haldimand and one skunk from Burlington.

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Ontario Rabies Update for May 10th - 3 New Cases

3 new cases of raccoon strain rabies this week, occurring in one raccoon and one skunk from Hamilton and one raccoon from Haldimand County.

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Ontario Rabies Update for May 3rd - 2 New Cases

2 new cases of raccoon strain rabies this week, occurring in one raccoon from Hamilton and one skunk from Halton. Map also shows a positive raccoon detected by testing via OMAFRA last week in Welland area

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Please see our latest Alternative Species quarterly reports below, as well as supporting resources.

Please note that the veterinary reports, laboratory data, and clinical impressions summaries are meant only for veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians and are not to be shared publicly

Disease Resources

OMNRF Wildlife Rabies Surveillance Zone - Dec. 22 Update

Find out the confirmed rabies cases, the rabies control zone, and the rabies surveillance zone surrounding Hamilton Ontario.

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OMNRF Wildlife Rabies Control Zone

Map of the rabies control zone in Ontario.

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Animal Health Resources

Disease Surveillance Program – 2015 Call for OAHN Proposals

Find details and a submission form for project proposals that will improve the surveillance of animal health hazards (disease agents) in Ontario and/or for the development and implementation of improved laboratory tests at the AHL.

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Helpful Links and Resources for Alternative Species Vets and Producers

This list of links provides a great starting point for alternative species vets and producers,

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Industry Resources

Provincial Premises Registry

Premises Identification Numbers: how to register, and what you should know. It's fast, easy, and every agri-business in Ontario can have one.

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