Weekly Disease Surveillance Scan (Apr 23-29)

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.

Here’s the DSP/OAHN Magazine, which covers a lot of what we accomplished over the past 5 years. Thanks to everyone that was involved in the networks, and all of the private vets that participated in our quarterly surveys.


Latest Ontario Rabies Map – 2 new cases of raccoon rabies found last week in Hamilton. Full stats, map, and more can be found here

Companion Animals

Health officials not sure where puppy contracted rabies – A stray puppy brought from Canada tested positive for rabies after a brief illness that ended in its death


If you’re traveling with your horse this Spring, there have been herpes virus outbreaks in CA, GA, CO, MI, PA, and strangles and EEE in FL, EIA in IA, and more. Check out the list of outbreaks here

Airway Disease in Racehorses More Prevalent Than Previously Thought, Study Reveals Research being done at the OVC by OAHN Equine Network member Dr. Arroyo

New Video: The Importance of West Nile Vaccination for your Horse – We look at the West Nile Virus statistics in Ontario, and go over the importance of WNV vaccination.

Small Ruminants

From the US: Farm animals quarantined following reported illnesses at petting zoo


Avian flu freezes coastal bird research in South Africa – Endangered African penguins are among several species hit by influenza, prompting an unprecedented research ban to contain the virus.