Category: Poisoning

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...

Lead poisoning in eagles worries researchers 0

Lead poisoning in eagles worries researchers

New research in Prince Edward Island is looking to the increased lead levels in the eagles of Atlantic Canada.  Lead poisoning is a common occurrence in many wild bird species especially predators and scavengers such...