Category: Publications

Scientists Complete Global Inventory of Flu Strains in Birds 0

Scientists Complete Global Inventory of Flu Strains in Birds

A group of international scientists have completed the first global inventory of flu strains in birds by reviewing more than 50 published studies and genetic data, providing new insight into the drivers of viral diversity...

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...

The Impact of the Nation’s Most Widely Used Insecticides on Birds 0

The Impact of the Nation’s Most Widely Used Insecticides on Birds

A new report commissioned by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has assessed commonly used neonicotinoid insecticides to be lethal to songbirds.  These insecticides were introduced in the early 1990’s to replace organophosphates and other chemicals...

Understanding parasite biodiversity at high latitudes 0

Understanding parasite biodiversity at high latitudes

Studies on parasite distribution and biodiversity are foundational to understanding how parasites may affect the health and conservation of their hosts under changing climatic conditions. At high latitudes of North America, this type of...

New Publication: Capacity Development for Wildlife Health Management in Low and Middle Income Countries 0

New Publication: Capacity Development for Wildlife Health Management in Low and Middle Income Countries

At its annual scientific meeting in Lyon, France, in 2012, the Wildlife Disease Association and several partner organizations presented a workshop on capacity development in wildlife health management. It consisted of presentations, table-top exercises...

Quebec wildlife health in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases 0

Quebec wildlife health in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases

The last issue of the Journal of Wildlife Diseases features the results of three research projects conducted on wildlife populations in the province of Quebec. Julien Mainguy et al. published the results of a...

A Safety Manual for Harvesters of Fish and Wildlife in Canada’s Arctic 0

A Safety Manual for Harvesters of Fish and Wildlife in Canada’s Arctic

Over the past several years, the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) has worked with the Government of Nunavut to develop a practical guide to food safety when it comes to diseases found in...

CCWHC 2011-2012 Annual Report Now Available 0

CCWHC 2011-2012 Annual Report Now Available

The 2011-2012 Annual Report for the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) is now available online. To request hard copies of the report please contact the CCWHC headquarters office. Email: headquarters@ccwhc.ca