Monthly Archive: October 2012

CCWHC Graduate Student Researches Parasites of Free-Ranging Lemurs in Madagascar. 0

CCWHC Graduate Student Researches Parasites of Free-Ranging Lemurs in Madagascar.

The 2012 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List assessment qualified the lemurs of Madagascar as the most threatened group of mammals on the planet. Illegal logging and increased hunting has brought...

Beluga whale observed in Montreal: 400km upstream of normal range 1

Beluga whale observed in Montreal: 400km upstream of normal range

The presence of a beluga in the Montreal harbour was finally confirmed by photographic documentation. Several reports of people sighting a beluga whale in the Montreal area had been filed to the Réseau d’observation de...

CCWHC 2011-2012 Annual Report Now Available 0

CCWHC 2011-2012 Annual Report Now Available

The 2011-2012 Annual Report for the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) is now available online. To request hard copies of the report please contact the CCWHC headquarters office. Email: headquarters@ccwhc.ca

The unpredictable occurrence of Type E botulism in the lower Great Lakes 1

The unpredictable occurrence of Type E botulism in the lower Great Lakes

Although Type E botulism was first recognized as a cause of mortality in fish-eating birds following significant die-offs of common loons and other fish-eating birds on Lake Michigan in the 1960’s, it was not...

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease:  Near but not yet here in Ontario 0

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease: Near but not yet here in Ontario

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) is a viral disease of white-tailed deer, transmitted to them by biting midges.  It is a common and important disease of white-tailed deer in the southeastern United States.  Each summer,...

Suspected cat predation of a northern flicker 2

Suspected cat predation of a northern flicker

This summer a juvenile male yellow-shafted northern flicker was found on a sidewalk in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, injured and unable to fly.  The bird was taken to the Small Animal Clinic at the Western College...

Ontario research on the blacklegged tick and Lyme disease 2

Ontario research on the blacklegged tick and Lyme disease

During the autumn months, the risk of encountering a blacklegged tick in eastern North America increases.  Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), are the vectors of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that can cause Lyme disease in...

Avian Bornavirus as a cause of disease in free-ranging waterfowl in North America 0

Avian Bornavirus as a cause of disease in free-ranging waterfowl in North America

A new strain of the recently discovered Avian Bornavirus (ABV) was identified in 2009 as a cause of neurological disease and mortality in free-ranging Canada geese and trumpeter swans  in southern Ontario. A retrospective evaluation...

First issue of Canadian Wildlife Biology and Management now available 0

First issue of Canadian Wildlife Biology and Management now available

The first issue of the open-access Canadian Wildlife Biology & Management is now available online at  http://cwbm.ca All papers have been refereed, revised and published within 6 months of their original submission.  This new Journal reflects our aim...