Monthly Archive: August 2012

New Wildlife Vet in the Yukon 1

New Wildlife Vet in the Yukon

The Animal Health Unit at Environment Yukon has added a new member to their team, Dr. Jane Harms, a graduate from the Western College of Veterinary medicine. Full interview with Dr. Harms can be...

Issues arise between residents and the number of black bears this year in Glovertown, Newfoundland 0

Issues arise between residents and the number of black bears this year in Glovertown, Newfoundland

The closure of a local dump north of Terra Nova National Park in Newfoundland has coincided with an increase in the number of bear sightings in the surrounding towns.  Wildlife officials say black bear...

Summer student experience at the CCWHC 0

Summer student experience at the CCWHC

Now entering his third year at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Tony Redford has learned a great deal about wildlife through his summer work with the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC).  ...

WNV in Canada 0

WNV in Canada

August and early September generally is the time when people are at most risk of becoming infected with West Nile virus from infected mosquitoes. Health agencies across Canada use various forms of surveillance to...

Fish Die-off at Buffalo Pound Lake, Saskatchewan 0

Fish Die-off at Buffalo Pound Lake, Saskatchewan

On June 8th, 2012, the Western and Northern regional office of the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Center  received reports that large numbers of yellow perch (Perca flavacens) were washing up dead at Buffalo Pound,...

Epidemic disease in Double-crested Cormorants in Saskatchewan 0

Epidemic disease in Double-crested Cormorants in Saskatchewan

An outbreak of a virus infection of the brain and spinal cord (encephalitis and myelitis) occurred in August 2012 at a large colony of Double-crested Cormorants (DCCO) on Doré Lake in the southern boreal...

Biologists track Q-fever in Algonquin Park, Ontario 1

Biologists track Q-fever in Algonquin Park, Ontario

A bacterium known to cause ‘Q-Fever’ in humans and animals was detected in a high percentage of rodents in Algonquin Park by a  team of Laurentian University biology researchers. The team, led by Dr. Albrecht...

Food conditioned wolf shot in Kananaskis Country, Alberta 1

Food conditioned wolf shot in Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Park officials in Kananaskis Country, Alberta were required to euthanize a grey wolf as it had become overly habituated to humans and potentially posed a threat to public safety.  Reports indicate that the wolf...

Occurrence of a parasite in urban coyotes in Alberta with potential public health concerns 0

Occurrence of a parasite in urban coyotes in Alberta with potential public health concerns

Echinococcus multilocularis, a parasitic tapeworm that is the causative agent of Human Alveolar Echinococcosis (HAE), a potentially fatal disease in humans, has been detected in urban coyotes in Alberta. Among North American carnivores, the coyote...

Disease outbreak in Banks Island muskox 0

Disease outbreak in Banks Island muskox

An outbreak of erysipelas has killed at least 100 muskox on N.W.T.’s Banks Island. Wildlife officials say preliminary lab results suggest erysipelas bacteria are causing the deaths. The disease is typically found in livestock...