Weekly Disease Surveillance Scan (Feb 5-11)

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.


This December you’ll need a prescription to buy virtually any livestock antibiotic. If you haven’t already, the first few months of 2018 are an excellent time to develop a relationship with a beef veterinarian.

Companion Animals

Streptococcus zooepidemicus infects animal shelter in Arizona – 3 dogs euthanized. Strep zoo can also affect humans.

A new study, led by the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital: Raw Chicken Linked to Paralysis in Dogs


Check out The Horse’s picks for Top Equine Medical Studies of 2017, featuring studies on equine asthma, THO Treatment Outcome, early equine herpesvirus intervention, and more

For those traveling with horses this winter: Two Dozen Equine Influenza Cases Reported in Georgia

In the UK: New vaccine successfully protects horses from strangles


The Poultry Industry Council has a Raising Backyard Chickens course in March, covering welfare, environment, winter management, manure management, basics of chick care, egg quality, feed and nutrition, and disease management.


Building a better mouse trap: New PRRSV oral fluid IgM-IgA ELISA


States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer – It has ravaged deer herds throughout the United States and Canada and forced the killing of thousands of infected animals in 24 states and three Canadian provinces.