Weekly Disease Surveillance Scan (Feb 26 – Mar 4)

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 trace investigation from a bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected herd in Ottawa County has led to the identification of a bovine TB positive roping cattle herd in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.”

Companion Animals

New cluster of Canine Influenza has been found in Orillia. At this time, the source of infection is not known – potential link to a rescue that has imported dogs from Asia is being investigated. More info here

If you’re travelling to CA with pets this winter/spring: San Diego health officials on Tuesday announced that ticks found in the region tested positive for tularemia, a potentially dangerous bacterial disease also known as “rabbit fever.”

From the US: “The J.M. Smucker Company said it had initiated a voluntary recall of specific shipments of Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy and Skippy canned dog food after pentobarbital was found.”


Asinine herpesvirus-3 (equine herpesvirus-8)-associated neurological disease in a donkey

Influenza D Antibodies Confirmed in Horses on Midwestern Farms – More study needed to determine symptoms, characterize virus in horses

Positive Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Alberta


State and Wild Fish Conservancy debate impact of Atlantic Salmon virus: New report claims Atlantic Salmon carried harmful virus, but contradicts DFW findings on when they contracted virus.


ILT Biosecurity Advisory Stand Down – Perth County


From BC: Pig seized by SPCA at Revelstoke petting zoo had contagious bacterial infection

Veterinarian shares observation in sow mortality – U.S. hog producers are reporting an increase in sow mortality. The Carthage System discusses mortality trends, sharing data from their hog production systems.


From QC: “Mycoplasmosis, also known as house finch eye disease, is an infectious bacterial disease that affects the eyes and upper respiratory tract of birds.