Top Animal Health Links This Week (Nov 27 – Dec 3)

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.

General

Updated Ontario Rabies Map – 1 new case of presumed raccoon rabies found last week in a skunk in Hamilton. More details and yearly figures here.

Fault Lines of Human-Animal Interaction May Aid in Predicting Next Infectious Disease Pandemic

Bovine

November Bovine TB Update from Alberta:  “As of November 3, the number of positive Bovine Tuberculosis cases remains at six, and all six cases are from the same herd. This herd has been released from quarantine.”

Companion Animals

Lyme Disease Is Slowly Spreading Across the US East Coast: “While it’s clear that Lyme cases are growing in both number and geographic expanse, it’s less clear what to do about it.”

A primer on antibiotic resistance and how it affects your pet from the CVMA

Sault veterinarian says adding blastomycosis to Ontario’s list of reportable diseases wise, but he’s not convinced it would necessarily be effective in stemming number of cases

Swine

In coming years, scientists here will study diseases that threaten both America’s animal agricultural industry and public health.

“Diagnostic laboratories an integral part of your herd health team” By Dale W. Miskimins at the South Dakota State University Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory