Top Animal Health Links This Week (Feb. 22-28)

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.


A great resource on farm biosecurity from Australia, with videos covering the essential information

New decision-making tool created at the University of Guelph could aid in prioritizing responses to zoonotic diseases and outbreaks

A great piece by The Urban Cowboy on reducing barn fires, including tips, resources, and more

Do you know what questions to ask your clients to assess zoonotic risk level? Click here for a great list

Need to test your zoonotic disease knowledge? Check out this crossword from Worms and Germs


Dr. Weese from Worms and Germs answers “Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?” for The Horse

Hearing reports of Equine herpesvirus infections & wondering to do? Check the National Equine Biosecurity Standards

Animal Health Trust in the UK has a summary of equine disease seen in the US, UK, and France this month

Excellent review of diseases causing neurological issues in horses- and the tests for them

Small Ruminants

Interesting research at the University of Guelph on zoonotic disease Q fever and the connection between sheep, goats, wildlife & humans

Check out our latest Small Ruminant Producer report, covering Cache Valley virus, and tips for healthy sheep & goats


Canada’s experience with PED has clearly demonstrated the need for a nationally coordinated strategy

Some new research on PEDV from Kansas State University “Initial research shows medium chain fatty acids protect pigs from PEDV”