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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...

Increased number of cougars submitted to the CCWHC in Saskatoon for autopsy 0

Increased number of cougars submitted to the CCWHC in Saskatoon for autopsy

Since January 2013, the CCWHC Western Northern region has autopsied 5 cougars submitted from various regions of Saskatchewan.  The histories are all very similar in that the animals were shot because they were in...

EHD detected in White-tailed Deer in Alberta 0

EHD detected in White-tailed Deer in Alberta

 Epizootic haemorrhagic disease (EHD) virus was identified in a white-tailed deer found dead in southern Alberta south of Foremost ~30km north of the U.S. border on September 16, 2013.  At least 50 other deer and three antelope were found dead in...

West Nile bird vaccine developed at UBC 0

West Nile bird vaccine developed at UBC

Article re-posted from CBCNews.ca Researchers at the University of British Columbia have synthesized a vaccine that may prevent the spread of West Nile virus in birds, a development that could help protect some vulnerable...