Top Animal Health Links This Week (Nov 13-19)

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

Latest Ontario Rabies Map – 2 new cases found last week in Niagara Region

Tracking mosquitoes with your cellphone – A simple recording of a mosquito’s buzz on a cellphone could contribute to a global-scale mosquito tracking map of unprecedented detail, say experts.

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized – Zombie ants become part insect, part fungus.

Companion Animals

In our Raw Food Podcast series, we discuss raw and homemade food diets from a nutritionist perspective and from an infectious disease perspective with Drs. Verbrugghe and Weese from the OVC

Equine

Learn about Equine Disease Outbreaks in US: In November, WNV was found in KY, OK, NY, WI, while Equine Herpesviirus was found in NJ, OR. More details here

In the final installment of our Debunking Equine Strangles Myths series, Dr. Alison Moore answers questions about whether strangles is a virus, what horse populations are most at risk, abortion risks in pregnant mares, risks to foals, and more!

Find out the updated numbers on cases of Equine Neurological Disease in Ontario – 2017 from OMAFRA

Poultry

Keeping on top of coccidiosis is crucial for the welfare and performance of a poultry flock: Key facts about coccidiosis

Small Ruminants

Use of the FAMACHA© system allows small ruminant producers to make deworming decisions based on an estimate of the the level of anemia in sheep and goats associated with barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) infection.

Swine

Swine health hire highlights disease management: PEDv has highlighted the need to take a proactive approach to swine health issues