Category: Yukon

Fishy findings: parasites in the eyes of Yukon burbot 0

Fishy findings: parasites in the eyes of Yukon burbot

  Burbot, also known as lingcod, mariah or loche, are a bottom-dwelling fish that feed on fish, insects and crustaceans. Burbot are found in many lakes and rivers throughout Canada, and are the target...

Food safety of hunter-killed wildlife 1

Food safety of hunter-killed wildlife

Late autumn is hunting season with white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose being the species commonly hunted in Canada.  At this time of year it is common for the various regional Canadian Cooperative...

A new lungworm discovered in Northern Canada’s caribou, muskox and moose. 0

A new lungworm discovered in Northern Canada’s caribou, muskox and moose.

Roundworms of the Family Protostrongylidae (a group of parasitic roundworms) are often capable of causing disease in wild and domestic animals. Depending on the species, adult worms can reside in the lungs, muscles or...

New Wildlife Vet in the Yukon 1

New Wildlife Vet in the Yukon

The Animal Health Unit at Environment Yukon has added a new member to their team, Dr. Jane Harms, a graduate from the Western College of Veterinary medicine. Full interview with Dr. Harms can be...