Monthly Archive: May 2013

Disease and the decline of amphibians 0

Disease and the decline of amphibians

A new study from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) predicts that many species of frogs, toads and salamanders in the U.S. will face a 50% drop in their population within the next decade...

Beached dolphin found near Darnley, PEI. 0

Beached dolphin found near Darnley, PEI.

This May, staff from the Atlantic Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre were sent to investigate the death of a beached dolphin with the help of local provincial fisheries and wildlife officers in Prince Edward...

Oxygen level in the St. Lawrence Estuary concerns researchers 0

Oxygen level in the St. Lawrence Estuary concerns researchers

According to recent data collected by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the levels of oxygen in some areas of the St. Lawrence Estuary have markedly decreased. The hypoxic (low oxygen level) zone...

Québec’s annual workshop on wildlife health – Québec City 2013 2

Québec’s annual workshop on wildlife health – Québec City 2013

Québec’s annual workshop on wildlife health was held in Quebec City last month. This two day workshop, known as the Journées réseau faune-zoo, is organised by the provincial Health, Agriculture and Wildlife departments and the...

Lymphoproliferative Disease in Wild Turkeys 0

Lymphoproliferative Disease in Wild Turkeys

Recently, Outdoor Life published an article on surveillance in Maine and New York for a newly recognized disease of wild turkeys – lymphoproliferative disease.  Further information on this condition may be found in an...

Echinococcus in coyotes around Saskatoon 0

Echinococcus in coyotes around Saskatoon

Recently a small study on the prevalence of Echinococcus sp. infections in coyotes in the Saskatoon area has revealed a high rate of infection, and in some cases, a very high number of parasites...