Monthly Archive: December 2012

Follow a scientist tracking White Nose Syndrome of bats 0

Follow a scientist tracking White Nose Syndrome of bats

Since 2007 White-nose Syndrome (WNS) has been associated with the death of millions of cave bats (especially Little Brown Bats, Myotis lucifugus) in North America.  Since the first detection of WNS in Canada in...

CCWHC graduate student studying disease of Canadian crows 0

CCWHC graduate student studying disease of Canadian crows

Anil W. Kalupahana is a PhD student originally from Sri Lanka. He began his research at the Atlantic Veterinary College in January 2010 under the co-supervision of Drs Fred Kibenge and Scott McBurney. After...

Skin lesions on smallmouth bass in the Saint Lawrence river, Québec. 1

Skin lesions on smallmouth bass in the Saint Lawrence river, Québec.

Over the years, smallmouth bass have become a very prized trophy amongst recreational fishermen in the Lac St-François area of the St Lawrence, who organize frequent catch and release tournaments all the way up to...

Wildlife at the annual meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists 0

Wildlife at the annual meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Pathology is a key scientific discipline at the CCWHC. Direct examination of wild animal specimens remains our biggest and best window on the natural world of wildlife diseases. But wildlife also is important to...

A letter to CCWHC 0

A letter to CCWHC

In July of this year, Dr Richard Kock told those gathered at the international scientific meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association: “It’s the kids that count!” It’s the kids, the next generation, who must...

Food safety of hunter-killed wildlife 1

Food safety of hunter-killed wildlife

Late autumn is hunting season with white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose being the species commonly hunted in Canada.  At this time of year it is common for the various regional Canadian Cooperative...