Category: Western/Northern

In the Field with Western/Northern: Mule deer tracking along the South Saskatchewan River 2

In the Field with Western/Northern: Mule deer tracking along the South Saskatchewan River

  Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), cervids indigenous to the western part of North America and famous for the size of their ears, are a species of particular interest to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative...

CWHC Western/Northern director departs for Sri Lanka 0

CWHC Western/Northern director departs for Sri Lanka

Trent Bollinger, regional director of the CWHC’s Western/Northern centre, departed on a trip to Sri Lanka last week to participate in research investigating diseases and causes of mortality in fruit bats. Trent will be working...

Rabies and Bat Education 0

Rabies and Bat Education

  As the weather starts to turn colder animals begin to migrate or find warm places to hibernate. This is true of some species of bats like the Big Brown Bat who will often...

Babesia odocoilei recently detected in Canada 0

Babesia odocoilei recently detected in Canada

In July of 2012 Babesia odocoilei was determined to be the cause of death of a game ranched elk in central Saskatchewan. Another 10 bull elk on the farm were suspected of having died...

Rabies in two big brown bats in Saskatchewan 4

Rabies in two big brown bats in Saskatchewan

The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), Western and Northern Region, recently had two interesting big brown bat submissions. One bat had been submitted to a rehabilitation facility in October 2013 after being found on...

West Nile virus and wild birds 1

West Nile virus and wild birds

The recent reports of eagles dying of West Nile virus (WNV) in Utah highlights the ongoing mortality in birds and other species associated with this introduced disease. The situation in Utah, where 40 eagles...