Weekly Disease Surveillance Scan (Feb 12-18)

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.


The World Health Organization’s summary of current avian and swine influenza cases throughout the world, including Risk Assessment and New Infections

Prescriptions for fighting epidemics: A doctor offers seven ways of preventing an infectious disease from reaching its pandemic potential

Updated Ontario Rabies Map – 1 new positive case of raccoon rabies in a raccoon (Hamilton) this week


Is bloat causing sudden death in your calves? Calf Care Corner has some great tips on preventing bloat on your farm

Companion Animals

The CDC’s “Final Update on Multistate Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Contact with Pet Store Puppies.” A total of 113 people with laboratory-confirmed infections or symptoms were linked to this outbreak.


Standardbred Canada has reposted the OAHN Equine Network’s Equine Herpesvirus-1 Fact Sheet – get up to speed on EHV-1

New Parvovirus Discovered within Equine Tetanus Antitoxin: Equine serum hepatitis, also known as Theiler’s disease, has a serious and often fatal clinical course.

Study is first to link equine herpesvirus 8 to abortion in horses

Strangles Now A Reportable Disease in Michigan; First Cast Noted


Distemper, not rabies, spreading among Toronto raccoons.