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...