Alternative Species Network

News/Disease Alerts


Ontario Rabies Update for August 14 - 2 New Cases

2 new cases of raccoon rabies detected in two skunks (Hamilton) last week.

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Ontario Rabies Update for July 24 - 1 New Case

1 new case of raccoon rabies in one raccoon (Hamilton) last week (July 24, 2019).

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Ontario Rabies Update for June 26 - 0 New Cases

No cases again this week. First rabies-free month since the outbreak began in December 2015. We are currently at 463 cases of raccoon strain, and 21 cases of fox strain rabies in Ontario to date.

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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

Updated Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is updating chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance starting July 1st, 2019.

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OAHN Alternative Species Research Project: Developing a health and disease surveillance network for Ontario mink farms

Executive summary and final report for the OAHN Alternative Species Research Project.

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Animal Health Resources

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

Staying Ahead of the Curve Magazine: The Disease Surveillance Plan 2013-2018

Detailing what the DSP and OAHN completed from 2013-2018, including summaries by network, research projects, equipment purchased, tests developed, and much more.

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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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