Top Animal Health Links This Week (Jun 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.


Latest Ontario rabies map – 1 new case of raccoon strain rabies found this week in Niagara

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University of Guelph receives $1.4M grant for Lyme disease lab


From U of G’s Dr. Nigel Raine – “Neonic pesticides threaten wild bees’ spring breeding, study finds”

Companion Animals

Be careful if you’re traveling to the US this summer with your pet, canine influenza has been found in 11 states

You can get tularemia through contact with an infected cat – learn more in this article about a case in Minnesota

Good general information on distemper in #dogs, including how it’s spread, clinical signs, and more


New case of equine herpesvirus in Pennsylvania – more details here

Earliest appearance of West Nile in 10 years could mean more human cases

Small Ruminants

Latest update on the Schmallenberg Virus (SBV), which affects sheep, goats, and cattle, in the UK

Bluetongue virus was recently found in France, in an area believed to be disease-free


Bird colonies on Alaska’s coast struggle to reproduce following die-off