Top Animal Health Links This Week (Dec 11-17)

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

The Great Global Species Shakeup: Climate change is redrawing the boundaries of where plants, animals and other organisms can survive — with costly consequences.

From Delaware: This tick bite can cause a lifelong allergy to red meat – A Salisbury allergist says he sees a new cases of a red meat allergies once or twice a month, and it’s one of the more-common food allergies he’s treating.

Interesting article about ticks through the ages:  Ticks Trapped in Amber Were Likely Sucking Dinosaur Blood

Latest Ontario Rabies Map – 6 new cases this week: 2 new raccoon rabies cases in 2 raccoons and 2 skunks from Hamilton, and 1 raccoon from Brant County. 1 new case of presumed fox strain rabies in 1 skunk from Huron County.

Bovine

Bovine disease outbreak in New Zealand: South Canterbury Cattle suffer from Mycoplasma bovis

Companion Animals

Note for any snow birds traveling to Arizona: Dog owner believes her dog may have been exposed to valley fever from construction dust

A canine leptospirosis story from south of the border: Puppies From Puerto Rico Test Positive For Leptospirosis

Poultry

Entry Point Signage for Poultry and Swine Barns – Help stop the spread of influenza between animals and humans.

Swine

Flu vaccination recommendations for swine workers – From the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Wildlife

Additional deer suspected to be positive for CWD throughout mid-Michigan

Hunters, check out our new video on how to ID and sample the brain and lymph nodes for testing for chronic wasting disease. Video contains graphic images of dissections of heads of deer and may not be appropriate for everyone.