Weekly Disease Surveillance Scan (Jan 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.


Updated Ontario Rabies Map – 3 new cases: 1 raccoon in Brant, 1 in Haldimand, and 1 skunk in Hamilton. The raccoon in Haldimand has led to an 8.5 km expansion of the rabies surveillance and control zone to the southwest of the current zone.

The Parasite on the Playground: “Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm’s larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development.”


You can still register for tomorrow’s “Preventing Reproductive Wrecks” webinar, presented by Beef Research. It is free to attend.  More information here.

Bovine tuberculosis in Ireland: “‘Worst outbreak in living memory’ – Cattle herds locked up as TB outbreak hits peninsula”

National plan looks to slash antibiotic use in livestock in Canada

Companion Animals

A look at feline lungworm infections

In case you’re travelling south this winter, be aware of these dog flu cases in California: 70 Dog Flu Cases Reported In South Bay


Information about a recent case of equine herpesvirus-1 found in Pennsylvania at the Meadows Racetrack, as well as cases of EHV-1 in Maryland and Virginia.


Manitoba Animal Health Officials Committed to PED Elimination


Researchers say deadly disease could infect Northern caribou – Chronic wasting disease has not been found in caribou yet, but researchers say it could happen