Tagged: research

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...

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,...

Rangifer Anatomy Project 0

Rangifer Anatomy Project

Caribou and reindeer (Rangifer) are keystone species in the circumpolar north and are critical for the maintenance of healthy northern ecosystems. Many Arctic communities and indigenous culture continue to depend on caribou and reindeer...

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...

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...