Weekly Disease Surveillance Scan (Mar 19 – 25)

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Over 4,700 UN agency trained vets new vanguard against deadly disease outbreaks: In addition to keeping fowl, cattle, pigs and other animals safe, the freshly trained veterinarians will also help keep at bay diseases that are deadly to humans.

Companion Animals

Check out the AHL’s lab note on Canine Influenza, featuring surveillance update, sample submissions, submission forms, instructions for nasal swab sampling, PCR and antibody testing, and more!

Salmonella outbreak linked to guinea pigs: “Nine people have been infected in eight states, and one person has been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.”


Ashley Boyle at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, wrote a new consensus statement, issued by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, on treating, controlling, and preventing strangles in horses.

Neurologic herpesvirus found in Wyoming

3 Maryland Farms Under EHV Quarantine 

N.J. Horse Farm Quarantined, 1st Case of EHM In State In ’18


FBCC has been notified by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), that Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) has been diagnosed on a commercial broiler chicken farm in the northwestern part of the Niagara region

H5N6 found in non-commercial poultry in Sweden – The affected population consists of 105 non-commercial birds: 28 hens, 11 turkeys, 1 goose, 22 pheasants, 40 pigeons and 3 quails. 15 hens, 1 quail and 2 turkeys have died.


Colorado: Alpaca dies from rabies, 32 animals test positive so far in 2018, mostly skunks

From the US: Distemper outbreak reported in Niagara County

A bacteria that can kill wild sheep and goats has never turned up in Alaska — until now