Monthly Archive: September 2012

Decrease in salmon linked to higher stress in bears 0

Decrease in salmon linked to higher stress in bears

Research from the lab of Dr. Judit Smits, an associate member of the Alberta regional CCWHC office, links the decline in salmon in the pacific coast with higher stress in bear populations. This work...

A new lungworm discovered in Northern Canada’s caribou, muskox and moose. 0

A new lungworm discovered in Northern Canada’s caribou, muskox and moose.

Roundworms of the Family Protostrongylidae (a group of parasitic roundworms) are often capable of causing disease in wild and domestic animals. Depending on the species, adult worms can reside in the lungs, muscles or...

NSFAH decision to promote non-lead ammunition 0

NSFAH decision to promote non-lead ammunition

The Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters (NSFAH) has decided to encourage hunters to switch to non-lead ammunition.  They also plan to launch an informative campaign to outline the potential risk factors associated...

2009 influenza A (H1N1) in free ranging Vancouver skunks 0

2009 influenza A (H1N1) in free ranging Vancouver skunks

In January 2010, a fatal outbreak of influenza A 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) pneumonia in eight free ranging striped skunks which frequented a mink farm in the lower Fraser Valley was diagnosed by the...

EcoHealth National Rotation 2012 0

EcoHealth National Rotation 2012

This year during the first 2 weeks in September, the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, hosted the EcoHealth elective rotation for senior veterinary students from the five veterinary faculties...

Leatherback sea turtle found in the Shubenacadie River, NS 0

Leatherback sea turtle found in the Shubenacadie River, NS

A Leatherback sea turtle was found alive 20 km up the Shubenacadie River, Nova Scotia on August 17, 2012.  After monitoring, it subsequently died two days later and was brought to the Atlantic Veterinary College...

Ontario continues efforts to control rabies in wildlife 3

Ontario continues efforts to control rabies in wildlife

Ontario has continued with one of the most successful wildlife rabies eradication programs in North America by distributing 385,000 wildlife baits containing rabies vaccine this summer. The vaccine helps to control the spread of...

Decline of the George River Caribou Herd. 1

Decline of the George River Caribou Herd.

A survey conducted this summer by the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF), in partnership with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador  Department of Environment and Conservation, the Institute for Environmental...

Record High Number of Beluga Calf Mortalities Reported in the  St. Lawrence Estuary 0

Record High Number of Beluga Calf Mortalities Reported in the St. Lawrence Estuary

Since the beginning of the calving season, a total of 14 dead beluga whale calves have been recovered in the St. Lawrence Estuary. This represents by far the largest number of calves reported in...

Emergence of a European parasite in Western Canada 0

Emergence of a European parasite in Western Canada

A recent publication in Emerging Infectious Diseases reports a European strain of a pathogenic cestode (Echinococcus multilocularis) in a dog in a non-endemic region of Canada, presumably as the result of recent introduction from...