Monthly Archive: February 2014

What It’s Like to Be a Bird – Book Review. 0

What It’s Like to Be a Bird – Book Review.

Bird Sense:  What It’s Like to Be a Bird  by Tim Birkhead Bloomsbury.  2012.  265 pp.  $16.00 (paperback) ISBN 978 1 4088 3054 3 This is not a brand-new book – the copy I...

4th Workshop for Canada’s Wildlife Health Professionals 0

4th Workshop for Canada’s Wildlife Health Professionals

Registration is now open for the 4th Workshop for Canada’s Wildlife Health Professionals.  The workshop will be held in Québec City on April 8 & 9, 2014 at the Hôtel Palace Royal. Everyone with...

Cause of grey seal die-off identified 0

Cause of grey seal die-off identified

In March 2012, we reported a mortality event of young grey seals off the coast of Nova Scotia that members of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), Atlantic region, and marine mammal biologists with...

Investigation of bird and fish mortalities at Fort Chipewyan, Alberta 0

Investigation of bird and fish mortalities at Fort Chipewyan, Alberta

In mid-July, 2013 Alberta Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) received a phone call from Parks Canada Wood Buffalo National Park office situated in Fort Chipewyan, reporting a large number of dead birds and fish...

Update on the 2013/14 Canadian WNS Surveillance Season 1

Update on the 2013/14 Canadian WNS Surveillance Season

Our Canadian 2013-14 white-nose syndrome (WNS) surveillance season began on November 1, 2013, and unfortunately, things in the Atlantic Region became busy in December when reports of ongoing bat mortality increased in the Maritime Provinces of New Brunswick...

Avian Conservation and Ecology – New Issue Announcement 0

Avian Conservation and Ecology – New Issue Announcement

The latest issue of Avian Conservation and Ecology includes the closure of the Special Feature titled “Quantifying Human-related Mortality of Birds in Canada“. This Special Feature contains ten articles that estimate and describe avian mortality in Canada...

Review of roundworms in free ranging raccoons in British Columbia 0

Review of roundworms in free ranging raccoons in British Columbia

Over the period of January 2012 to January 2014, 17 raccoons were submitted to the Animal Health Centre in Abbotsford, BC for necropsy. Nine were juvenile, 5 were adult and three were of undocumented...