Top Animal Health Links (May 6 – 12)
Below, please find our weekly disease surveillance scan 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 / One Health
“In Mongolia, a couple died of bubonic plague on May 1 after reportedly hunting marmots, large rodents that can harbor the bacterium that causes the disease”
Dr. Weese at the Worms and Germs blog gives a good summary of rat bite fever, following the release of a paper about 11 cases of rat bite fever on Vancouver Island from 2011-2016.
Ontario Rabies update for May 8 – No new cases this week. We are currently at 462 cases of raccoon strain, and 21 cases of fox strain rabies in Ontario to date.
From an hour outside of Buffalo, NY: Boy bitten by rabid raccoon in Chautauqua County
From Kentucky: Raw Pet Food: Veterinarians warn about trendy diet for dogs and cats
Lyme Disease in Dogs in West Virginia: Tick population soaring as local vets see Lyme Disease cases in dogs quadruple
10 EIA-Positive Horses Euthanized in Iowa
Six horses in Crawford County, Ohio, have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported.
Infectious Laryngotracheitis Disease – Industry Advisory for Elgin County