Weekly Disease Surveillance Scan (Jan 8-14)

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.


Interacting effects of wildlife loss and climate on ticks and tick-borne disease


“How antimicrobial use will change in a year’s time.” Alberta Beef Producers highlighted changes for medically important antimicrobials (MIAs) that will take effect on Dec. 1, 2018.

All livestock producers have been urged to cut unnecessary antibiotic use, to try to prevent resistant bacteria from developing in their herds and flocks. But on the farm, the question is where, and how?

Companion Animals

Canine Influenza has been identified in two dogs in Essex County.  Find out more and access a vet resource on nasal swabs in dogs here.


Precautions in Place After Case of EHV-1 at Belmont

Small Ruminants

Info on the US national scrapie eradication program


Info about Seneca Valley Virus in Oregon

As we reported last week in our Swine Industry Surveillance Update, Senecavirus A is still being detected in some Ontario assembly yards


Bears exposed to plague found in Northern California

After a bird die-off in Oregon, ODFW urged people to keep their bird feeders clean and free of bacteria so wild birds stay healthy this winter.

Interesting conservation efforts in the US: Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferretss