Category: Poisoning

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The Killer Coolant

The leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter and there is a definite nip to the air, signalling that it’s time to get our cars ready for the ice and cold. Antifreeze is...

Licensing of diclofenac poses serious concerns for vultures 0

Licensing of diclofenac poses serious concerns for vultures

  Members of our staff recently received the following message written to the wildlife health community about concerns over licensing of the veterinary drug diclofenac for use in Europe. This drug, which has been attributed to a...

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...

Rodenticide poisoning in an urban coyote 1

Rodenticide poisoning in an urban coyote

In January 2013, a dead juvenile coyote was found in an urban park in Vancouver, British Columbia. The coyote was examined by pathologists at the Animal Health Centre, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, and...

Ecological Concern; Diagnostic Challenge: Secondary Rodenticide Toxicity in Predatory Birds 1

Ecological Concern; Diagnostic Challenge: Secondary Rodenticide Toxicity in Predatory Birds

In late April, 2012, an American kestrel found on the railway line was submitted by the local municipality to Western/Northern Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) laboratory in Saskatoon. There was concern that the...

NSFAH decision to promote non-lead ammunition 0

NSFAH decision to promote non-lead ammunition

The Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters (NSFAH) has decided to encourage hunters to switch to non-lead ammunition.  They also plan to launch an informative campaign to outline the potential risk factors associated...