Weekly Disease Surveillance Scan (Apr 16-22)

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Grad Student Features

This week we featured OVC Grad Students’ projects that were completed with OAHN funding. Below, find brief write-ups and links to each project.

PhD Candidate Jonathon Kotwa’s project on E. Multilocularis in Wild Canids

Megan Neely and her project on Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ontario horses

OVC Master of Public Health student Mark Reist discussing the Wildlife Health Tracker he’s been working on with Drs. Claire Jardine and Jane Parmley from CWHC

OVC Master’s student Jeanette Cooper discussing her project on “Distance support for investigation into adult small ruminant mortalities”.

MSc student Tyler Greer’s project focuses on evaluating the prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis intestinal infections in dogs and risk factors for infection in southern Ontario


Sam Leadley from Attica Veterinary Associates has some great info on scours treatment in calves in late winter and early spring

Companion Animals

New Podcast: Ontario Tick-Borne Disease Update with Dr. Michelle Evason – Dr. Evason discusses the different types of ticks in Ontario and the types of diseases they cause in dogs.

Southern Ontario dogs infected with dangerous tapeworm – When left untreated, alveolar echinococcosis is potentially fatal in humans and dogs.


Black fly populations boom in Arkansas delta, kill livestock, deer, force nature center closure

Voluntary Herd Certification Program: The objective of the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Voluntary Herd Certification Program is to provide owners with the opportunity to have their herds identified as elite with respect to CWD.