Monthly Archive: August 2013

Early Type E Botulism Activity 0

Early Type E Botulism Activity

Type E Botulism, which has become a more or less annual event on the lower Great Lakes, causing significant avian mortality in most years, is a condition whose prevalence tends to begin late in...

A second Sowerby’s beaked whale stranding in Eastern Canada this summer 0

A second Sowerby’s beaked whale stranding in Eastern Canada this summer

In early July, the carcass of a recently dead male Sowerby’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens) was found stranded on l’Île aux pommes in the St. Lawrence estuary (Québec). According to its body length and...

Update: West Nile Virus in Ontario 0

Update: West Nile Virus in Ontario

An increased number of telephone reports of dead crows have been received by the CCWHC laboratory in Ontario over the past few weeks.  This has resulted in a number of submissions, many of which...

Update: West Nile Virus in Saskatchewan and Manitoba 0

Update: West Nile Virus in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

It is that time of the year again!  Since mid-July, the CCWHC Western-Northern has diagnosed West Nile virus (WNV) in five crows from Saskatchewan and in one Cooper’s hawk from Brandon, Manitoba.  Clinical signs...

Rangifer Anatomy Project 0

Rangifer Anatomy Project

Caribou and reindeer (Rangifer) are keystone species in the circumpolar north and are critical for the maintenance of healthy northern ecosystems. Many Arctic communities and indigenous culture continue to depend on caribou and reindeer...