Top Animal Health Links This Week (May 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.


Ticks carrying Lyme disease can transfer other parasites to a host – “Ticked Off: The Mystery of Lyme Disease”

One more reason to stay in Ontario this summer- avoid rat lungworm in Hawaii.

Latest Ontario Rabies Map: 3 new cases last week – 1 raccoon & skunk in Hamilton, and 1 raccoon in Haldimand county

Companion Animals

Traveling to Michigan? Pets and people can be bitten by these small spiders.


A bird from a backyard chicken flock in Grey County tested positive for ILT. FBCC is issuing an advisory


Ed Metzger from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Does Prolonged Nursery Downtime Affect Bacterial Loads?