Weekly Disease Surveillance Scan (Mar 5 – 11)

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: 2 new positive cases of raccoon rabies in two raccoons (Hamilton) and 1 new positive case of presumed fox rabies in a skunk (Waterloo) this week

Companion Animals

Disease Advisory from OMAFRA regarding the Confirmed Clusters of Canine Influenza in Essex County and Simcoe-Muskoka

Blue Ridge Beef recalls pet food; kitten deaths reported: “Blue Ridge Beef distributed the implicated lot in Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina.”


For those travelling to Florida with horses:

Horse Sickness Causes Alachua County Quarantines

EEE Confirmed in Nassau County, Florida, Horse


From Nova Scotia – Salmon smolts killed after ‘unusual’ outbreak at two fish farms: minister


Nationally, the year 2017 had more Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry than ever recorded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Check out the March Newsletter from the Poultry Industry Council – information on backyard chicken courses and other poultry events happening soon

OMAFRA Avian Influenza Reminder for Poultry Farmers – Information about avian influenza, including key steps to reduce the risk of AI infection in your flock.

DNA region in chickens identified for disease resistance

OMAFRA Avian Influenza Advisory for Small Flock Owners and Bird Fanciers

Small Ruminants

How did a tick that’s native to East Asia make it to rural New Jersey?


In BC: Deadly rabbit virus stokes worry among Metro Vancouver rescue societies