Top Animal Health Links This Week (May 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.


Discovery of plastic-eating caterpillar could prove a boon in waste disposal

Reason 5001 to stay in Canada this summer! Poisonous caterpillar carpeting the UK

Handy biosecurity and safety resources – free, for those organizing petting zoos

“Lyme disease is on the rise in Ontario — here’s how to protect yourself” Lyme can affect humans, dogs, and horses!


The battle against TB is a ‘painful journey’ but worth the effort

Companion Animals

Help out with tick surveillance in Ontario by checking out the Pet Tick Tracker from Worms and Germs

Bubonic plague in a cat in Colorado – interesting to note if traveling to the US, or importing animals


The World Health Organization has a summary and assessment of influenza at the human-animal interface

Small Ruminants

Scrapie, a reportable disease in Canada, was found in a Sask sheep flock in April. More details here


Texas reports novel H3N2v case, contact with swine reported