Monthly Archive: March 2013

Salmonellosis in songbirds in winter 2

Salmonellosis in songbirds in winter

Feeding birds in winter is extremely popular in North America, and each winter, bird feeders attract a variety of small birds to people’s yards.  Some years, to the distress of the bird watchers, sick...

The Importance of Clean Bird Feeders 1

The Importance of Clean Bird Feeders

Winter provides a great opportunity for bird enthusiasts to attract birds to their own backyards.  Due to the reduced food sources during these harsher months, many birds that overwinter in Canada rely heavily on...

WNS Update – Ontario: First 2013 case confirmed 1

WNS Update – Ontario: First 2013 case confirmed

Ontario has confirmed its first cases of white nose syndrome (WNS) for 2013.  The infected bats were found in a district of the province where WNS had not previously been reported, (see map).  This...

Diseases of wild boar in Saskatchewan 1

Diseases of wild boar in Saskatchewan

The CCWHC Western and Northern Region recently examined the carcasses or internal organs of 21 wild boar culled from an area around Moose Mountain Provincial Park in the southeastern part of Saskatchewan. These wild...

First case of clinical CWD in a wild elk from Saskatchewan 1

First case of clinical CWD in a wild elk from Saskatchewan

The discovery on February 5th, 2013 of a dead yearling male elk in a farm yard near Nipawin, Saskatchewan marks the first wild elk to be found that has died of chronic wasting disease...

Sri Lanka – A Renewed Partnership in Wildlife Health 0

Sri Lanka – A Renewed Partnership in Wildlife Health

On March 1st, a new collaboration between the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) and the Sri Lanka Wildlife Health Centre (SLWHC) officially began. This is a new phase in a relationship that started...

A Safety Manual for Harvesters of Fish and Wildlife in Canada’s Arctic 0

A Safety Manual for Harvesters of Fish and Wildlife in Canada’s Arctic

Over the past several years, the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) has worked with the Government of Nunavut to develop a practical guide to food safety when it comes to diseases found in...

What’s Eating You, Caribou?  Investigating the Gastrointestinal Parasites of West Greenland Caribou 2

What’s Eating You, Caribou? Investigating the Gastrointestinal Parasites of West Greenland Caribou

Caribou and reindeer (Rangifer tarandus spp.) are a key component of many Arctic ecosystems and are an important resource for northern communities. Gastrointestinal parasites, like roundworms (Nematoda) and tapeworms (Cestoda), are common in these...