Monthly Archive: June 2013

Leptospirosis in urban Rats – new findings from the Vancouver Rat Project 0

Leptospirosis in urban Rats – new findings from the Vancouver Rat Project

The Vancouver Rat Project continues to produce new information of importance to public health and wildlife ecology.  This project is led by Dr. Chelsea Himsworth, the CCWHC‘s program coordinator in British Columbia.  This video,...

Fishy findings: parasites in the eyes of Yukon burbot 0

Fishy findings: parasites in the eyes of Yukon burbot

  Burbot, also known as lingcod, mariah or loche, are a bottom-dwelling fish that feed on fish, insects and crustaceans. Burbot are found in many lakes and rivers throughout Canada, and are the target...

Range expansion of the winter tick into Northwest Territories, Canada 1

Range expansion of the winter tick into Northwest Territories, Canada

The winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus, is an important parasite of moose, white-tailed deer, elk and woodland caribou. Among these, moose are the most commonly and the most severely affected with individuals reported to host...

Hoooo can be hurt by rat poisons…? Owls! 0

Hoooo can be hurt by rat poisons…? Owls!

Rat poisons are widely used to suppress rats and mice, and they can be quite effective at suppressing these and many other rodent populations. Unfortunately, rat poisons are not only affecting unwanted rats.  Accruing...