Tagged: parasites

Room for wildlife and their worms? 2

Room for wildlife and their worms?

Article by Dr. Emily Jenkins, veterinarian and Associate Professor, Veterinary Public Health, University of Saskatchewan Am I the worst thing that could happen to wildlife?  I am a veterinarian – sworn to protect animal health...

What’s on the menu?: Examining parasites to determine the diet of wolves. 0

What’s on the menu?: Examining parasites to determine the diet of wolves.

Wolves are the final hosts for many parasites that are transmitted through the food web. Thus, determining the diversity of parasites in wolves can provide insights into predator – prey relationships. Over the summer,...

Leptospirosis in urban Rats – new findings from the Vancouver Rat Project 0

Leptospirosis in urban Rats – new findings from the Vancouver Rat Project

The Vancouver Rat Project continues to produce new information of importance to public health and wildlife ecology.  This project is led by Dr. Chelsea Himsworth, the CCWHC‘s program coordinator in British Columbia.  This video,...

Range expansion of the winter tick into Northwest Territories, Canada 1

Range expansion of the winter tick into Northwest Territories, Canada

The winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus, is an important parasite of moose, white-tailed deer, elk and woodland caribou. Among these, moose are the most commonly and the most severely affected with individuals reported to host...