Posts Tagged ‘Disease’

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Why wild pigs should NOT be hunted in Ontario

Prohibiting the hunting of wild pigs may seem counterintuitive, but it’s an important step in the effort to tackle this threat.

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Tick submissions no longer accepted

Local health units are no longer accepting black-legged ticks from the public after a decision by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML)’s to stop testing them as of Sept. 20.

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Herd immunity stopped avian cholera in eiders

A Carleton University study released in January detailed how herd immunity was instrumental in stopping avian cholera from devastating the largest breeding population of northern common eiders in the Canadian Arctic, on Mitivik Island in Nunavut.

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Game changer

Imagine an autumn in which our deer, moose, elk, and caribou herds have been decimated by a disease that has no cure. Imagine hunting when you cannot trust the edibility of the venison you harvest. Then imagine this is the new normal.

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Blastomycosis severe in the northwest

Physicians and veterinarians in northwestern Ontario warn hunters, anglers, and cottagers to be aware of blastomycosis, a rare fungal disease…