Scott Weese

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Scott Weese is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph, and Public Health and Zoonotic Disease microbiologist for the University's Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses. After graduating with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and spending time in private practice, he completed an large animal internal medicine residency and Doctor of Veterinary Science graduate program. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is Chief of Infection Control at the Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital. He has an active research program focusing on infectious diseases, particularly those that can be transmitted between animals and people. He lives outside of Guelph, Ontario with his family and a collection of pets, including a dog, cat, fish and a herd of rare-breed sheep.


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Canadian companion animal Ebola guidance

Concern (paranoia?) about Ebola in animals has died down lately, which is a good thing. In the meantime, guidelines have been developed to help handle potential animal Ebola-exposure issues, which is also a good thing.

While I’ve been slow posting them, Canadian guidance for management of companion animals potentially exposed to Ebola virus and for animal contacts of people potentially exposed to Ebola virus have been finalized. It was a lot of effort for something we’ll probably never use, but if we have to use them once, we’ll be very glad we went through the process. There were also benefits of getting various groups working together and thinking about the issues, so even if we don’t use them, the process was still valuable.

Part of the process also included a practice-run of certain procedures (done in collaboration with OMAFRA staff) using our dog Merlin as the "exposed" animal.  For more pictures, see the earlier W&G post or the recent University of Guelph press release.

For anyone who's curious, here they are:

Guidance for management of companion animals that have been exposed to a human with Ebola virus disease

Guidance regarding animal ownership and contact by individuals with potential Ebola virus exposure

 

Turtles and botulism

As reported on barfblog.com (with, as ever, an entertaining title: You see a cute turtle, I see a bug factory: Infant botulism from C. butyricum) a recent paper in the journal Epidemiology and Infection (Shelley et al. 2015) reports an unusual turtle-associated disease.

When we think about turtles and infections (especially infections of young kids), the first thing that comes to mind is Salmonella. That’s fair because it’s common and can be serious. However, like any animal, turtles can carry a range of microbes that can infect people. Apparently, we need to add the bacterium Clostridium butyricum to the list.

The paper describes botulism in two infants caused by this bacterium and related to turtle exposure. Botulism is classically caused by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can produce some of the most potent neurotoxins known to science. However, a couple of other bacteria, including C. butyricum, can produce similar toxins and cause the same disease. Infants are highly susceptible to disease caused by ingestion of the bacterium, since it is able to grow in their gut because of their poorly developed intestinal bacterial flora. (In more mature individuals, botulism isn’t usually caused by ingestion of the bacterium itself. Rather, it's caused by eating food that contains the toxin that was produced when the bacterium was able to grow in the food).

The first case was an 11-day-old boy that was presented to a hospital with various neuromuscular abnormalities. As is common, he had to be put on a ventilator to help him breathe, but fortunately he made a full recovery over the next 10 days. Botulism was suspected early in the course of disease and he received antitoxin (antibodies against the toxins), which probably played a key role in his response. However, C. butryicum, not C. botulinum, was identified in his stool and it was confirmed that the bacterium was able to produce botulinum toxin E.

The second case was a child of about the same age admitted to hospital with breathing problems and a few other issues. Botulinum toxin E was found in his stool, and C. butyricum was isolated.

Investigation of possible sources of the bacterium ensued. Various food and environmental surfaces, plus feces from the parents, were tested. For the first boy, C. butyricum was isolated from his mother’s feces, as well as their turtle aquarium water, sediment and turtle food. The same batch of food from the pet store was negative, so the food was probably contaminated in the house.

The only positive location in the second child’s case was the turtle tank water in a relative’s house, not the child’s house. The relative had held and fed the baby.

These cases also led to a review of a case of C. butyricum botulism that had occurred in 2010. It was assumed to have been caused by honey ingestion, but further investigation revealed the presence of the same type of turtle (yellow-bellied terrapin) in the house.

This report doesn’t change anything in terms of recommendations regarding how to manage turtles, but is good to raise awareness. Turtles should not be in households that have kids less than 5 years of age, for multiple disease reasons. Infection of the second child via a relative who owned turtles raises concern about how pathogens can be spread indirectly from turtles to high-risk individuals. The relative was reported to have put her finger in the baby’s mouth to soothe him at one point, and that would be a logical source of exposure, highlighting the need for good hygiene practices after having contact with animals and their environments, especially high-risk species such as turtles.

As the authors conclude “Adherence to advice that reptiles, including terrapins, should not be kept as pets in homes where there are children aged <5 years, primarily to prevent salmonellosis, would also prevent cases of infant botulism associated with terrapins. The importance of hand washing after handling these pets also needs to be stressed, especially while visiting families with small children.”

Rabies warning for Kugluktuk residents

Residents of the Nunavut community of Kugluktuk are being warned about rabies in the area after a puppy that originated there was diagnosed with the disease in Saskatchewan. It’s not the first time rabies has been transported from a northern community in a dog, and this case should serve as yet another reminder of the risks of transporting diseases with animals (even within Canada). It looks like the puppy was "rescued" from the community and adopted in Saskatchewan. There are a lot of feral and semi-feral dogs in some northern areas, and various groups try to re-home them (with the best of intentions) to more southern communities.

The Deptartment of Health is warning Kugluktuk residents to stay away from dogs that behave strangely, and to make sure that they go to a health centre if bitten or scratched - good advice, although I’d expand it to staying away from all strange dogs, regardless of how they’re behaving.

There are two other important issues that this story brings up. One is vaccination of dogs, which can be difficult in communities that have limited access to veterinary care and/or where many dogs are "community dogs", without a defined owner to take responsibility for their care. Increasing vaccination is important to reduce the risk of rabies transmission, and there are efforts in many areas to do this. The other issue is adoption of animals. While rabies is now  fairly rare in Canada, this isn’t the first time this has happened, so groups that wish to remove animals from northern communities should ensure that the animals are properly vaccinated prior to transportation, and that new owners are warned about the increased risk of rabies (albeit still quite low). You can never 100% prevent disease transmission associated with animal movement, but making sure animals appear healthy before shipping, having good preventive medicine practices in place, and adequately tracking animals after they are shipped are important (and practical) measures to reduce the risk.

This case (and the location of Kugluktuk) can be found on wormsandgermsmap.com

 

Deworming wild and feral animals

I had a question the other day about roundworms in feral cats. Specifically, how do you deworm a group of cats that you don’t handle and may not be able to catch? There are a few possible approaches, from trapping and treating (oral or topical) to trying to get a dewormer into them via food. Neither is a great option in many situations, because you can't usually catch all the animals (and feral cats aren’t always the nicest to handle...), or they might not get the proper dose of drug if its given in food.

Baits are a convenient way to treat wild and feral animals, since they are easy to administer and can work quite well. Rabies vaccine baiting has been highly effective in wildlife, and a similar approach could be used for parasite control.

A recent study in Emerging Infectious Diseases (Page et al. 2014) shows the potential usefulness of dewormer baiting for control of the raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis, in urban raccoons. The researchers made dewormer baits similar to those used for rabies vaccine, with marshmallow flavoring (don’t ask me why, but raccoons love marshmallows). They mixed a dewormer, pyrantel pamoate, with marshmallow crème, and sealed it in a hollow fishmeal polymer bait container. They then distributed baits in the vicinity of raccoon latrines in suburban Chicago and also tracked a set of untreated latrines. Fecal samples were collected from the environment before and after one year of monthly baiting.

Pre-treatment, B. procyonis was identified in 13% of samples, equally distributed between sites they subsequently baited and sites they did not bait (to act as controls).

After the one year baiting period, B. procyonis eggs were found in 21% of samples from the untreated control sites but only 3% of the treated sites.  That's a pretty dramatic (and statistically significant) difference.

This shows the potential impact of a relatively easy and cost-effective method to deworm raccoons, to reduce contamination of the environment and subsequent human exposure. It couldn’t be a one-shot deal, though. You’d never eradicate the parasite and raccoons will continue to be exposed, even if levels in latrines decrease. So, ongoing baiting would be needed to control the parasite and keep contamination down. That involves more effort and cost, but could be reasonable in high risk areas, such as parks with lots of raccoons and lots of human and pet traffic, or in other areas where elimination of latrines is not practical but there is a reasonable risk of human or domestic animal exposure.

It also raises questions about whether this might be an effective approach for feral cat colonies... stay tuned.

Human rabies incubation record

Records are meant to be broken, and rabies incubation period is no exception.

I’m often asked what the incubation period of rabies is in people. My general answer is "a long time, and we don’t really know how long it can be."

A report in the Annals of Neurology (Boland et al 2014) highlights this fact. It describes a case of rabies in a person who emigrated from Brazil to the US eight years before dying of rabies virus infection.

But, you might say, how do we know the incubation period was 8 years, since rabies is endemic in the US?  Good question, and this is where molecular epidemiology comes in handy:

  • The rabies virus isolated from the person was determined to be a Latin American dog rabies virus strain.
  • This strain isn’t present in the US. Furthermore, the man had not returned to Brazil (or even left Massachusetts) in the previous 8 years, nor had he had any contact with animals from outside the country.
  • It was also reported that the man had contact with a dog that was acting strangely prior to leaving Brazil. He killed the dog with a piece of wood and handled the body without gloves.

It’s a pretty convincing story and tops earlier well-documented lengthy incubation reports.

How and why rabies does this is unclear. It’s unusual for such a virus to lay low in the body for many years, and then cause rapidly fatal disease.

A major disadvantage to long incubation periods (for rabies or any other pathogen) is you can’t say “Well, that exposure occurred a few months/years ago, so there’s nothing to worry about." Avoiding exposure in the first place is always best.

On the up side, it’s generally believed that if someone gets post-exposure treatment at any time before signs of rabies develop, it can be effective. So, if somehow the potential exposure of this person had been identified, even years after the event but prior to the development of disease, and he'd been treated, he probably wouldn’t have gotten rabies. From a practical standpoint, though, would post-exposure treatment be prescribed, particularly given its cost?

In some ways it would make sense to query past animal exposure in people, especially those who have been in areas where canine rabies is highly endemic, and to treat anyone reporting a potential exposure. Yet, given the low incidence of imported rabies in people and the high cost of post-exposure treatment, it’s unlikely to be done.

 

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PetSmart employee worried about rabies after rat bite

As reported on WKTR NewsChannel 3 in Virginia:

“An employee at PetSmart [in Williamburg, Virginia] says she was bitten by a rat on display and is now worried she has rabies. She feels the store isn’t doing enough to help her find out if she has it.

Victoria Verbeeck says she was working at the Williamsburg store on Wednesday morning when a rat bit her finger. The rat had been acting oddly lately, she said, but she had handled it before. “It turned around and just chomped down on my finger,” she said. “I was more like that really just happened.”

Since it happened, she says PetSmart hasn’t been acting fast enough in helping to get the rat tested. With the holidays, she says she was told she’d have to wait until Monday to get help from PetSmart because corporate offices are closed until then.

A spokesperson from PetSmart says the company is taking the situation seriously. The health department is now overseeing the testing, according to the spokesperson. It’s not clear when the results will be available.”

What is the risk of rabies?

  • Exceptionally low. Although rodents can be infected with rabies (as can any mammal) they rarely carry it (likely because they are usually killed by whatever animal may have transmitted it to them in the first place).  However, low risk doesn’t mean zero, so the woman's concerns shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand.

Is rabies the only concern?

  • No. In fact, there are other more concerning issues, such as rat bite fever, a potentially nasty infection transmitted most commonly by (not surprisingly) rat bites.

Is the delay in testing that the woman has encountered a problem?

  • For rabies, no, particularly for a minor bite of an extremity. There’s time to get things sorted out and a few days isn’t a concern. The stress of the wait is the biggest problem.
  • The wait is most relevant in terms of other potential infections, since those develop quicker.

How will they figure out if rabies is a concern?

  • For some species (e.g. dogs, cats), it’s well defined. If the biter is still alive and normal 10 days after the bite, the animal could not have been shedding rabies virus at the time of the bite. Rules are less clear for other species and those are handled on a case-by-case basis, but given the very low risk of rabies in rats and the fact that rats are not a reservoir species, a quarantine period would probably be reasonable in a case like this. However, figuring out why the rat was acting "oddly" and if there is any evidence of a neurological disease component is important. If the rat has neurological abnormalities, immediate euthanasia and rabies testing would probably be recommended.

What’s the big issue here?

  • It amazes me that a company like this would not have a comprehensive and well-communicated bite policy. A well-thought-out and scrutinized policy should be available in all stores and readily accessible to all personnel. It takes time to get a good policy developed, but it’s worth it based on the amount of time that’s saved down the road after bites like this (which are probably quite common but not typically reported) and it can help prevent bite-related complications and concerns. Hopefully they actually have a good policy, but the fact that they have to wait until corporate offices are open to find it highlights a problem.

 

Imported and local Leishmania, Finland

I’ve written a fair bit about leishmaniasis in dogs lately, mainly in the context of potential risks from imported dogs. This parasitic infection is a concern because it can be serious and hard to treat, and also affects humans. Dogs are the main reservoir of Leishmania infantum, and it’s an important cause of disease in people in some regions.

The cases of leishmaniasis that we’re seeing in Canada (a relatively large and increasing number) have been associated with the dubious practice of importing dogs from endemic regions (e.g. Greece, Israel, Spain). One of the counter-arguments that comes up sometimes is “we don’t have any vectors of the parasite in Canada” (i.e. insects that can spread L. infantum from one animal to another, or from animal to person). However, the statement really should be “we don’t have any known vectors of teh parasite in Canada”. We can’t say with any certainty that none of the many insect types that are found here could transmit the parasite.

Further, while insects are the main concern as the natural vector and means of spreading the parasite widely (and, most concerning, into the wild canid populations that are abundant in Canada), they’re not the only concern.  As a bloodborne infection, Leishmania has many other potential routes of transmission between dogs and from dogs to people.

A Finnish study in the journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica (Karkamo et al 2014) illustrates some of these concerns. The study describes autochthonous (non-imported) leishmaniasis in dogs that had never left Finland or received a blood transfusion.

The short story:

  • A male dog (dog A) was sent to Spain for 6 months in 2009 as part of a breeding exchange. When he got back to Finland, he was diagnosed with leishmaniasis. He was ultimately euthanized.
  • Dog B was a Spanish dog that was in Finland as part of the exchange. He tested positive for Leishmania antibodies some time after his return to Spain. He had limited contact with the other dogs, but bred dog C in 2009.
  • In June 2010, dog A accidentally (well, accidentally from the breeder’s standpoint… I’m sure it was intentional in his mind) mated with dog D, but pregnancy either didn’t occur or was aborted.
  • In August 2011, dog A got into a fight with another male (dog E).
  • In 2012, dog E "accidentally" bred dog D (daughter of dog C).
  • In the spring of 2013, that male (dog E) got into a fight with a different female (dog C).
  • Dogs A, D and E were euthanized because of severe leishmaniosis that did not respond to treatment.

(If your head is spinning, there’s an easier-to-interpret figure in the paper.)

The assumption is that:

  • Dog A was infected in Spain and brought the parasite back to Finland.
  • Dog C was infected by breeding or fighting.
  • Dog D either got infected from its mother, mating with dog A or E, or fighting with dog E.
  • Dog E was infected by bites.

The authors’ conclusions also apply to non-Nordic regions:

It is likely that exotic diseases will be identified at increasing rates in Nordic countries in the future. Climate change may allow new insects to spread and survive in the Nordic countries and these insects may carry and spread new pathogens. Travelling of dogs has become more and more commonplace, which increases their risk of contracting and spreading diseases. The risk of spreading of the new vector-borne diseases within the Nordic countries has until now been considered low. Our findings show that this risk is not negligible and that leishmaniosis can spread in non-endemic areas without known vectors. In order to control this kind of risk, imported and breeding dogs should be tested for leishmaniosis before they leave their country of origin or before returning back home.

This case series only demonstrated risk to dogs, but the human aspect can’t be dismissed. We don’t know the true risks to humans from non-insect sources such as needlesticks, bites or contact with infected blood (e.g. contact of blood from an infected dog with an open sore). The risk is probably low but can’t be discounted. Stopping importation of infected dogs, and testing dogs coming from endemic areas would be a logical step to reduce the risks to dogs and people in non-endemic regions (although I won’t hold my breath).

Hazardous guinea pigs?

All animals pose some risk of infection to people, to one degree or another, but the risk varies a lot between animal species. I guess I’ve always considered guinea pigs to be relatively benig, with a few zoonotic disease concerns but with bites probably being the biggest risk.

I still think that’s true, but a couple of recent studies show that there are a few other things to to keep in mind.

A paper coming out in January’s edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases (Gruszynski et al., Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus infections associated with guinea pigs) describes infections caused by a bacterium, commonly known as Strep zoo, that is typically found in horses, and occasionally in other species like dogs.

The first case was an adult in Virginia who started off with flu-like disease and then deteriorated, developing a serious systemic infection, shock and necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating disease). Strep zoo was isolated from the patient's wounds. He spent several months in hospital and a rehabilitation centre, but survived.

The second patient was an elderly man, also from Virginia, who was related to the first patient. He went to the hospital with vague, predominantly flu-like signs, and developed pneumonia, septic shock and multi-organ failure. Strep zoo was isolated from his bloodstream. He was hospitalized for 18 days but survived.

Two infections by the same bug in people who have contact with each other certainly suggests there’s a common source or one infected the other.  But where do guinea pigs come into this story?

A relative of the first patient mentioned that he had recently purchased four guinea pigs, and that one had died shortly thereafter. The second patient had cleaned the guinea pig cage a couple of days before he became ill. So, it was logical to consider the guinea pigs as a possible source. Unfortunately the response was over-the-top. They euthanized all the guinea pigs and then tested them. Strep zoo was found in two of the guinea pigs, and the guinea pig and human isolates were indistinguishable. Presumably, the pigs were infected first and passed it to the two people through regular contact.

What does this mean, in the grand scheme of things?

  • Probably nothing major.
  • It’s a reminder that infections (including serious ones) can result from even normal contact with species we don’t often consider to be high risk.
  • It shows the importance of physicians querying pet contact.
  • It highlights the need for good basic infection control and hygiene practices around animals.

It also shows the common, but what I’d consider to be excessive, response that can occur when people finally do consider an animal source. It’s not clear whether the pigs were euthanized at the owner’s direction or whether public health pushed for it.

Euthanasia is the easy way out, since it removes any need to think about ongoing risk (euthanizing the animals before even testing them makes no sense at all to me). If the owner wasn’t going to take them back (or their interim caretaker wasn’t comfortable keeping them) and they were unwilling to re-home the pigs because of fear of infecting someone else, I can see how that decision would be made. It’s a stressful time when people are sick, and the fear of it happening again would be understandable.

However…

  • This bacterium is a rare cause of disease, and some people (e.g. horse owners) are exposed to it quite regularly.
  • It might only be present in the guinea pigs for a short period of time. We don’t know if they can be long-term carriers, and it’s possible they would get rid of it after a short period of time in a household (versus a stressful breeding colony or pet store environment).
  • Strep zoo-free guinea pigs would still pose some risk.

There’s never a simple answer for situations like this, and the full story would be interesting to know.

 

Rabies exposure in a shelter, again

As I mentioned a few days ago, eliminating the risk of rabies in animal shelters is pretty much impossible. Another shelter-associated rabies exposure situation highlights the problems.

A cat at the Washington Area Humane Society was recently diagnosed with rabies, resulting in three people receiving post-exposure prophylaxis (i.e. rabies antibodies and a series of rabies vaccines). What’s quite interesting here is the fact that the cat had been in the shelter since May. So, unless the cat was exposed to rabies in the shelter (possible, but very unlikely), that means the incubation period was at least 6-7 months. That’s not unheard of, but it’s pretty long for a cat. We don’t know exactly how long the incubation period can be, except that it’s long. In humans, cases have been identified a few years after the presumed exposure. This situation shows how the 6 month quarantine that is used after exposure of unvaccinated animals is very reasonable, but still not a guarantee. It also shows how short-term isolation of animals in a shelter after arrival can’t guarantee there will be no rabies exposure (although it’s good for many other reasons).

 

Rabid dog fostered from a shelter

Yes, that’s an "oops," but it’s also not completely preventable.

A stray dog and her 6 puppies were sent to a foster home recently by a South Boston, VA animal shelter. It’s a common and logical thing to do, to get the puppies into a lower risk environment until they are old enough to be adopted. However, any animal with an unknown history is a risk, and that was a problem here, because the dog started to act abnormally after being fostered. She was subsequently diagnosed with rabies, and seven people (including, not surprisingly, the foster family) had to receive post-exposure prophylaxis.

Here are some comments from the article:

It takes about 10 days for an animal to start showing signs of rabies. Staff at the pound had no clue that the dog had rabies because it only stayed there for two hours.

The first point is incorrect. It can take much longer for an animal to develop signs of rabies. The 10 day window is what is used after an animal has bitten a person, because an animal that is shedding the virus will become ill with rabies within 10 days. However, the incubation time (i.e. the time from when an animal is exposed to the time it develops disease) can be months. So, a 10 day quarantine of new arrivals is good for some things, but doesn’t mean that the dog won’t develop signs of rabies later.

Staff sanitized the area.

This isn't really needed for rabies, because the rabies virus isn’t spread through contact with the general environment. It is certainly a good practice for the shelter overall, though, since there are presumably many other bacteria and viruses lurking in the shelter environment.

When an animal is brought in now, it’s monitored for signs of any disease.

That’s a common (and common sense) measure. However, it only helps with some, but not all, diseases. In this particular case, it may have helped the staff to identify this dog as being rabid before it was sent to a foster home (because it developed signs in less than two day), but it won’t prevent all cases like this from occurring. It’s a tough balance between monitoring for signs of disease and wanting to get the animal out of the shelter ASAP (because of shelter space issues, and to reduce the chance of the animal being exposed to something in the shelter, etc.). There’s no perfect approach.

“People need to get their dogs and cats vaccinated. You’re playing Russian Roulette when you turn the cat out at night and it doesn’t have the vaccine,” said Dan Richardson, the Environmental Health Manager for Southern Virginia.

Amen to that.

Older Entries

December 4, 2014 — Reptile-associated salmonellosis in Minnesota

December 3, 2014 — US dog importation and rabies vaccination

December 1, 2014 — Merlin had "Ebola" today

December 1, 2014 — Canadian human antimicrobial use report, 2012/2013

November 15, 2014 — Cat hoarding and rabies

November 14, 2014 — 2013 US rabies recap

November 10, 2014 — Animal Ebola guidance documents, hot off the press

November 5, 2014 — Another dog importation mess

November 4, 2014 — Leptospirosis in dogs...risks and costs

October 31, 2014 — Spanish statement about euthanized Ebola virus-exposed dog

October 27, 2014 — Fake service animals in action

October 23, 2014 — Skunk + late vaccine + inflexibility = dead dog

October 23, 2014 — Another Capnocytophaga infection in a healthy person

October 8, 2014 — More on Ebola

October 7, 2014 — Ebola kills dog...indirectly

October 3, 2014 — Ebola: precautions and paranoia

September 29, 2014 — More hatching chick associated salmonellosis

September 26, 2014 — Parvo poop and the outdoor environment

September 18, 2014 — More bad news on the MRSP front

August 29, 2014 — Cry me a river...crackdown on Angels' Eyes

August 29, 2014 — How to fix an iPad

August 28, 2014 — Casual cat causality

August 23, 2014 — Vet clinic infections...who should pay?

August 13, 2014 — EEE alert, Ontario

August 12, 2014 — FDA releases 2011 antimicrobial resistance data

August 11, 2014 — Exotic animals in hospitals

August 7, 2014 — Monkey bites and rabies quarantine

August 4, 2014 — St. Louis encephalitis in a horse

August 3, 2014 — Rare infection, not-so-rare bug

August 1, 2014 — Stinky dogs and rabies questions

July 31, 2014 — Traveling with your horse...infection control considerations

July 24, 2014 — Cystic fibrosis and pet ownership

July 23, 2014 — West Nile virus in Colorado

July 21, 2014 — More on MERS-CoV and the camel link

July 15, 2014 — Brain-eating amoeba and dogs

July 13, 2014 — Plague from dog

July 11, 2014 — Superbugs and import control

July 7, 2014 — Bad time to be a camel

June 27, 2014 — Attack of the marauding pine weevil

June 27, 2014 — Strangles and psychology

June 23, 2014 — More on rabies and roadkill

June 17, 2014 — Raccoon rabies...what is exposure?

June 2, 2014 — Salmonella from bearded dragons...Canadian style

May 29, 2014 — Falsified rabies certificates

May 29, 2014 — Vesicular stomatitis in Texan horses

May 26, 2014 — International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) symposium, 2014

May 22, 2014 — Deja vu...Salmonella and feeder mice

May 18, 2014 — Rabies confusion and clarification: Ontario

May 15, 2014 — Rabies three ways

May 13, 2014 — It's that time of year...

May 2, 2014 — Boo Boo gets pardoned, but so much for stress relief

April 30, 2014 — Puppies in the workplace

April 24, 2014 — Salmonella outbreak from bearded dragons

April 23, 2014 — EEE in Florida horse

April 19, 2014 — Equine herpesvirus 1 at Aqueduct

April 16, 2014 — The other Dirofilaria

April 15, 2014 — Another preventable rabies death

April 14, 2014 — Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pyoderma in dogs

April 10, 2014 — Dumb internet advice

April 3, 2014 — Brucella canis in Calgary dogs....more evidence of hazards of dog importation

March 30, 2014 — Animal shelter rabies questions

March 22, 2014 — Rabies exposure leads to mass euthanasia at Texas animal shelter

March 22, 2014 — EHV-1 in the news

March 17, 2014 — H5N8 bird flu in a dog

March 16, 2014 — Cat attack pins family in bedroom

March 14, 2014 — Strangles and liability

March 12, 2014 — EHV-1 on Oregon farm

March 5, 2014 — Strangles in the news

March 2, 2014 — Raccoons in the bed

March 1, 2014 — Things not to do with reptiles

February 26, 2014 — Animal Health Laboratory Zoonotic Diseases Report

February 26, 2014 — Rat bite fever...who's to blame?

February 25, 2014 — Rabies in dog(s?) in Texas

February 18, 2014 — Sochi puppy adoptions

February 17, 2014 — Cat bite infections (and dumb headlines)

February 14, 2014 — "Angels' eyes"...and this is a good idea because...?

February 10, 2014 — More on classroom reptiles

February 10, 2014 — More spillover flu cases...2 cats in Canada

February 5, 2014 — Equine neuro herpesvirus outbreak, New Zealand

February 4, 2014 — Raccoon roundworm reminder

February 4, 2014 — The ongoing heartworm controversy

February 2, 2014 — Parvo (again) in a Georgia animal shelter

January 27, 2014 — Rabies in upstate New York horse

January 23, 2014 — New pig disease arrives in Ontario

January 14, 2014 — Rabies vaccination for travelers

January 8, 2014 — H5N1 flu in Canada...a cause for concern?

January 7, 2014 — Dog bite deaths, US, 2000-2009

December 31, 2013 — Rat bite fever...who's liable?

December 26, 2013 — From the archives....the mysteries of the 100 acre wood

December 25, 2013 — All I want for Christmas is hydro...and related musings

December 25, 2013 — "An unwanted gift from man's best friend"

December 17, 2013 — Zoonoses for physicians

December 14, 2013 — From the archives...How do you disinfect a cat?

December 10, 2013 — From the archives...Why should I vaccinate Fluffy, he's an indoor cat? (aka Why I'm glad I vaccinated Finnegan, my indoor cat)

December 9, 2013 — The Twelve Days of Zoonoses

December 2, 2013 — Human health risks from canine flu?

November 26, 2013 — Rabies exposure...the good and bad

November 15, 2013 — Maybe I should buy a hat

November 8, 2013 — The "criticall important antibiotic" debate

November 7, 2013 — Turtles and Salmonella...no surprise there

November 4, 2013 — HIV and pets

October 30, 2013 — The big gun antibiotic controversy

October 16, 2013 — Projectile penguin poop

October 13, 2013 — Rub-a-dub-dub...dog and toddler in a tub??

October 8, 2013 — Feeder rodent Salmonella alert, Ontario

October 8, 2013 — Cat hoarding and E. coli

October 7, 2013 — Brucellosis from Aussie pigs

October 2, 2013 — Cowpox from a cat? Not as strange as it seems.

September 27, 2013 — Where does Clostridium difficile really come from?

September 20, 2013 — 2012 US rabies recap

September 18, 2013 — Is flushable cat litter a public health hazard?

September 9, 2013 — Pets and peritoneal dialysis

September 6, 2013 — Ohio dog disease mystery might be answered

September 6, 2013 — Rabid horse attacks owner

September 2, 2013 — Should a dog with MRSP be spayed?

August 27, 2013 — Eastern Equine Encephalitis alert: Ontario

August 27, 2013 — More on fake service dogs

August 27, 2013 — Rabies alert in Calgary

August 19, 2013 — Salmonella and fair poultry exhibits

August 17, 2013 — So much for the "labour saving device"

August 8, 2013 — Irony...bad luck...rabies-magnet...pick your terminology

August 8, 2013 — More on fake service dogs

August 5, 2013 — Pet-store python kills 2 young boys

August 4, 2013 — New bugs, same story

July 30, 2013 — US Rabies update

July 27, 2013 — Dogs aren't always the biters....

July 22, 2013 — Equine flu at Hastings BC racetrack

July 19, 2013 — Another Capnocytophaga infection

July 13, 2013 — Human health impact of antibiotic use in animals

July 7, 2013 — Why Finnegan's an indoor cat

June 28, 2013 — Death by moggy

June 28, 2013 — Bartonella from needlesticks

June 23, 2013 — Schmallenberg virus and dogs

June 17, 2013 — Hospital animal visitation in the news

June 13, 2013 — Another dog-eats-toe story

June 12, 2013 — More Ontario equine herpesvirus

June 7, 2013 — Shelter dog MRSA panic

June 4, 2013 — Bloodstream infections in horses from contaminated fluids

May 31, 2013 — The Darwin saga continues

May 30, 2013 — Brucella canis infection from a puppy

May 28, 2013 — African dwarf frog Salmonella outbreak recap

May 24, 2013 — Lepto risk factors and research musings

May 22, 2013 — Protocols for contagious diseases at horse shows

May 19, 2013 — Another Australian bat virus in horses

May 16, 2013 — Beware the mongoose

May 9, 2013 — Don't always blame the dog

May 8, 2013 — Chicken diapers...even I couldn't make this one up

May 7, 2013 — Methicillin-resistant staph in animals meeting

May 2, 2013 — Equine herpesvirus in Ontario

April 27, 2013 — H3N2 dog flu, and cats and ferrets

April 24, 2013 — Hot spot...again

April 20, 2013 — New UTI test for dogs and cats...(and a great real estate deal)

April 17, 2013 — Is MRSP in a dog a risk to the family?

April 12, 2013 — Show me the paper...oh wait...

April 9, 2013 — Merlin's big day..hopefully no surgical site infection blog in my future

April 2, 2013 — Hookworm info sheet

March 30, 2013 — Bad headline, worse disease

March 22, 2013 — MRSP infection in a person

March 22, 2013 — 'tis the season for hatching chicks (and hopefully not Salmonella)

March 20, 2013 — Puppy ban

March 18, 2013 — Rat bite fever info sheet

March 17, 2013 — Petting zoo ramblings...

March 10, 2013 — If I can't see it, it doesn't exist...and other fallacies

March 10, 2013 — Pet treat recalls...how to reduce the risk

March 5, 2013 — Bad advice, plagiarism...just another day for a pet food website

March 2, 2013 — Dogs in the delivery room?

February 26, 2013 — Parvo problems in Ontario?

February 26, 2013 — Antimicrobial stewardship: Time for change

February 25, 2013 — Pet treat recall questions

February 18, 2013 — Shelter euthanasia reporting...good or bad?

February 10, 2013 — Bite story sampler

February 5, 2013 — Hedgehog Salmonella update

January 23, 2013 — Rabies update

January 22, 2013 — Expensive cat bite

January 21, 2013 — Wash your hands...Moe's watching!

January 17, 2013 — Do you know what's in your dog's 'bully stick'?

January 17, 2013 — Capnocytophaga and dog bites: Changing disease or more reporting?

January 12, 2013 — Rudolph inquiry in Scotland

January 7, 2013 — Sssnakes and Sssalmonella

January 4, 2013 — Equine herpesvirus in Michigan

December 30, 2012 — Afghan dog adoptions

December 27, 2012 — Petting zoo pathogens

December 26, 2012 — MRSA in an alpaca

December 26, 2012 — Songbird Salmonella in Sonoma

December 24, 2012 — MRSP in urban rats

December 21, 2012 — The Darwin saga: Macaques as pets

December 19, 2012 — Psittacosis closure at Atlanta zoo

December 19, 2012 — C diff sniffing dog

December 12, 2012 — Reptiles, pet stores and child care

December 11, 2012 — Hygiene hypothesis, fecal exposure and other strange musings

December 6, 2012 — Cat tongue almost kills man

December 4, 2012 — Rat bite fever in a person with HIV/AIDS

December 4, 2012 — More equine herpesvirus, this time in Minnesota

December 3, 2012 — Monkey bites in the military

November 25, 2012 — Connecticut officials tracking possible rabies exposure

November 23, 2012 — Turtles, Santa and pre-Christmas returns

November 19, 2012 — To lepto or not to lepto...

November 9, 2012 — Ferret legging...a sport?

November 8, 2012 — Merlin has Campylobacter...so what?

November 8, 2012 — Hendra vaccination now a reality

November 1, 2012 — Fecal cytology in dogs. What does it mean?

October 30, 2012 — What does a puppy have to do with herd health?

October 30, 2012 — Streptococcus zooepidemicus: Bar-coding the bad guys

October 29, 2012 — New arrival...

October 29, 2012 — Identifying the "right" parasite control program

October 25, 2012 — Will genomics eradicate strangles?

October 24, 2012 — Equine coronarvirus...a new problem?

October 23, 2012 — Canine flu: Risk to horses?

October 21, 2012 — Ontario restrictions on Illinois race horses

October 17, 2012 — Dear vet clinic design 'experts': Pet owners aren't stupid

October 16, 2012 — Everyone's biohazardous...but relax

October 12, 2012 — Staph 'intermedius' infections from dogs

October 8, 2012 — E coli outbreak and dog risks

September 28, 2012 — Flesh-eating disease in a dog

September 27, 2012 — Boy Scouts not so prepared this time

September 23, 2012 — Petting zoo E coli: Wales

September 22, 2012 — New Dirofilaria species in dogs and people

September 19, 2012 — LCMV in rodent facility workers

September 17, 2012 — NDM-1 in a cat

September 16, 2012 — Another rabid beaver

September 14, 2012 — Echinococcus in Canada

September 9, 2012 — 2011 US Rabies recap

September 8, 2012 — Guelph Humane Society reopens

September 7, 2012 — Biohazardous hedgehogs

September 7, 2012 — More canine norovirus

August 31, 2012 — Newmarket OSPCA in the news...again

August 31, 2012 — Rare Eastern equine encephalitis infection in a dog

August 30, 2012 — Equine West Nile virus advisory: Ontario

August 28, 2012 — More dumb pet problems

August 27, 2012 — CDC resource for veterinary health and safety

August 25, 2012 — Banner year for West Nile virus

August 23, 2012 — Another shelter outbreak...a different response

August 22, 2012 — Transfusion-associated equine infectious anemia

August 18, 2012 — KW shelter ringworm outbreak continues

August 10, 2012 — Dog bite infections in the news

August 9, 2012 — KW Humane Society outbreak update

August 8, 2012 — Eastern Equine encephalitis alert: Ontario

August 8, 2012 — Local shelter ringworm outbreak

August 7, 2012 — Killer rabbits and other strange rabid animals

August 6, 2012 — Salmonella in zoo education reptiles

August 6, 2012 — Petting zoo deficiencies

August 5, 2012 — Guinea pigs and ringworm

August 5, 2012 — Vesciular stomatitis in Colorado

July 30, 2012 — Essential oils...the overlooked MRSA "solution"?

July 24, 2012 — Horse shipping infections...are drugs the answer?

July 24, 2012 — Reptile rage

July 23, 2012 — Antibiotics...time to close some loopholes

July 22, 2012 — African Dwarf Frogs info sheet

July 13, 2012 — Ok...maybe we should think about zebras sometimes

July 13, 2012 — Biohazardous bandicoots? Playground Salmonella outbreak in Australia

July 10, 2012 — Yes, dogs can get salmonellosis

July 10, 2012 — "Lamb open house" became "Q-fever open house"

July 9, 2012 — Rabies virus survival

July 8, 2012 — Tuberculosis and dogs

July 2, 2012 — African Dwarf frog ban in Markham, Ontario

June 30, 2012 — Eastern equine encephalitis in South Carolina

June 26, 2012 — Pet travel misinformation

June 25, 2012 — Biohazardous baby raccoons

June 24, 2012 — More non-bite-associated rabies

June 19, 2012 — Israel issues rabies travel warning for tourists to India

June 17, 2012 — Rabies isn't always from bites

June 16, 2012 — Plague from pet cat

June 11, 2012 — Elementary school reptile club: good, bad or ugly

June 8, 2012 — Diamond pet food lawsuit

June 6, 2012 — Dr. Seuss for the infectious disease crowd?

June 6, 2012 — Physicians, vets and zoonotic diseases

June 5, 2012 — More Queensland Hendra virus cases

June 4, 2012 — UK dog bite death inquest

May 29, 2012 — And so it continues...Diamond Pet Food Recall

May 28, 2012 — UK rabies update

May 28, 2012 — LDDD outbreak in Ontario

May 25, 2012 — Travel-associated rabies in the UK

May 22, 2012 — Raccoon distemper warnings

May 21, 2012 — Horse smuggling

May 21, 2012 — Diamond Pet Food outbreak continues. Diamond Pet Food Communications..not so much.

May 20, 2012 — Bartonella testing in cats: Marketing or science?

May 17, 2012 — Foot fish risks

May 14, 2012 — Flesh eating disease from a cat bite

May 14, 2012 — Horse flu concerns at French show

May 11, 2012 — Diamond Pet Food recall questions

May 9, 2012 — Latest round of rabies news

May 5, 2012 — Vesicular stomatitis and Canadian horse import restrictions

May 5, 2012 — Diamond Pet Foods Salmonella outbreak

May 1, 2012 — Botulism outbreak kills 23 horses

April 26, 2012 — Dog importation issues

April 20, 2012 — The outbreak that won't go away

April 20, 2012 — Toronto rabies case update

April 17, 2012 — Flea collar withdrawal in France

April 17, 2012 — Rabies in Toronto man

April 13, 2012 — Canine flu in Ontario...not really

April 12, 2012 — Bat on a plane

April 12, 2012 — Canine flu outbreak in Texas

April 9, 2012 — Pasteurella infection from a dog...not likely

April 9, 2012 — Bali rabies update

April 3, 2012 — Rabies exposure and confusion

April 3, 2012 — Salmonella in baby from pet reptile

April 1, 2012 — Pet turtles and Salmonella...why am I not surprised?

March 29, 2012 — Early West Nile virus case in Pennsylvania horse?

March 26, 2012 — Strangles outbreak at Saratoga

March 26, 2012 — Hitch-hiking mosquitoes and emerging diseases

March 23, 2012 — Multistate Salmonella outbreak from chicks and ducklings...surprise, surprise

March 23, 2012 — Botulism outbreak in horses

March 23, 2012 — Was ist MRSP?

March 22, 2012 — Early spring and heartworm questions

March 21, 2012 — Salmonella outbreak from guinea pigs

March 19, 2012 — Canine distemper in Niagara region raccoons

March 13, 2012 — Canine parvovirus in cats

March 11, 2012 — More Moroccan rabies

March 10, 2012 — California equine event biosecurity document

March 2, 2012 — From the kennel cough files....

February 28, 2012 — Army vs parents in soldier rabies case

February 28, 2012 — Rabid horses in Tennessee

February 23, 2012 — Toxoplasma risk factors for cats

February 22, 2012 — Tropical Rhodococcus equi outbreak?

February 22, 2012 — Ontario equine biosecurity seminars

February 20, 2012 — Kennel cough and vets

February 20, 2012 — Another rat bite fever warning

February 14, 2012 — Methicillin-resistant staph...What's in a name?

February 13, 2012 — Obscure bug, obscure journal...but infection from feces in the eye not surprising

February 4, 2012 — Salmonella from turtles...again

February 1, 2012 — Norovirus from dogs?

January 28, 2012 — Dogs as a source of yeast infections?

January 25, 2012 — BC's not-so-West Nile case

January 25, 2012 — Severe Pasteurella infections from palliative pet care

January 24, 2012 — West Nile warning for BC horses

January 24, 2012 — More on MRSA and meat

January 10, 2012 — Bordetella infection from cat to child

January 7, 2012 — Headshaking and equine herpesvirus

January 7, 2012 — Bearded dragon leads to gravy Salmonella contamination

January 6, 2012 — Bat slaughter = Hendra virus control?

January 6, 2012 — Shelter Giardia outbreak from birds?

January 5, 2012 — Human rabies imported from Haiti

January 5, 2012 — Petting Zoo E coli outbreak

January 5, 2012 — Bad 2012 for Hendra virus in Australia

January 1, 2012 — Niagara (NY) SPCA under scrutiny

January 1, 2012 — More US bat rabies

December 29, 2011 — Variable pet bite advice

December 27, 2011 — More snake smuggling

December 22, 2011 — Do surgeons have too much time on their hands?

December 21, 2011 — Pasteurella bone infection from dogs?

December 19, 2011 — Horse rabies in Florida

December 16, 2011 — Human rabies in South Carolina

December 11, 2011 — Pigeon fever in Louisiana horses

December 8, 2011 — Dumb and dumber get campy

December 7, 2011 — Cats as dinner guests

December 4, 2011 — Dog rescue issues

December 2, 2011 — Staph schleiferi in dogs

December 2, 2011 — Never upset the local snake charmer

November 30, 2011 — Occupy San Francisco's canine parvo outbreak

November 28, 2011 — New York hotel-cat restrictions

November 25, 2011 — MRSA control in animals..Finnish style

November 24, 2011 — More canine flu in New York and New Jersey

November 21, 2011 — Toilet research

November 19, 2011 — When does research become bioterrorism?

November 14, 2011 — Raw diets...again

November 10, 2011 — Beat The Bugs: New Biosecurity Venture For Equine Guelph

November 10, 2011 — New guinea pig...new ringworm outbreak

November 6, 2011 — Ongoing canine flu problems in Texas

November 4, 2011 — No Answer In Aussie Horse Deaths

November 3, 2011 — Spike in Michigan canine lepto cases

October 27, 2011 — Weird pets and weird infections

October 23, 2011 — Dead birds, botulism and dogs

October 22, 2011 — Canine papillomavirus

October 17, 2011 — Raccoon invaders and roundworms

October 15, 2011 — NDM-1 in Salmonella...ugh!

October 13, 2011 — Botulism Suspected In Aussie Outbreak

October 10, 2011 — Animal shelter outbreaks

October 10, 2011 — Queensland Horse Deaths Being Investigated

October 7, 2011 — Dealing with dog bites

October 6, 2011 — Equine Quarantine Recommendations

October 5, 2011 — US Rabies update, 2010

September 29, 2011 — World Rabies Day

September 22, 2011 — Canine flu in Texas

September 20, 2011 — Another EHV-1 Equine Hospital Quarantine

September 18, 2011 — EPM Testing

September 16, 2011 — Classroom pets...Things to consider

September 15, 2011 — Equine Infectious Neurological Disease Update: Ontario

September 15, 2011 — Equine Biosecurity Risk Calculator

September 12, 2011 — MRSA from foal to girl

September 12, 2011 — Safe Sex For Horses

September 7, 2011 — Economic Impact Of Aussie Horse Flu

September 5, 2011 — Proposed US dog importation changes

September 3, 2011 — Corynebacterium ulcerans infection from a cat

August 30, 2011 — Ontario Equine Influenza Activity

August 30, 2011 — New BSAVA guidelines for MRSA/MRSP

August 26, 2011 — EIA Outbreak In Arkansas

August 23, 2011 — Bordetella bronchiseptica infection in a cancer patient...kitten suspected as source

August 23, 2011 — MRSA In Aussie Horses

August 22, 2011 — Rabies In New Mexico Horse

August 22, 2011 — 21 Horses Dead In Beirut Racetrack Outbreak

August 22, 2011 — Rabies in illegally imported dog: France

August 13, 2011 — West Nile Warnings

August 12, 2011 — MRSA, spider bites and denial

August 10, 2011 — Dogs as human Lyme disease sentinels

August 8, 2011 — Rabies control: China

August 5, 2011 — Toxoplasma and brain cancer?

August 3, 2011 — Blastomycosis in Michigan dogs

August 1, 2011 — Hendra-exposed dog euthanized

August 1, 2011 — Feral cats and bat-bite-badness

July 27, 2011 — More on dogs and Hendra virus

July 26, 2011 — Hendra virus in a dog

July 21, 2011 — Human rabies in New Jersey

July 19, 2011 — Bat cull for Hendra virus prevention?

July 14, 2011 — Rabies quarantine lawsuit

July 12, 2011 — Puppy seizure on Vancouver Island

July 6, 2011 — Staph food poisoning...possible pet reservoir

July 2, 2011 — Exotic pet problems

July 1, 2011 — Record settlement for pet store-associated infection

July 1, 2011 — Urinary tract infection treatments guidelines: Dogs and cats

June 30, 2011 — Rare tickborne infection in Minnesota woman

June 28, 2011 — Aquarium sued over child's infection

June 24, 2011 — MRSA transmission between hamster and human

June 22, 2011 — A dog's tongue is not a medical device

June 21, 2011 — Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis failure, India

June 18, 2011 — Dirty dog ears, dirty dog ear cleaners?

June 18, 2011 — Another Salmonella outbreak linked to chicks and ducklings

June 17, 2011 — Research posters now available

June 12, 2011 — Infection from raccoon to parrot

June 10, 2011 — Serious infection from a fish tank

June 9, 2011 — Giardia in dogs and cats in Ontario

June 3, 2011 — Newmarket OSPCA ringworm "outbreak" investigation report

June 1, 2011 — Aromatherapy, topical treatment and toxicity

May 27, 2011 — More info about rabies survival

May 26, 2011 — Aquatic frog Salmonella update

May 24, 2011 — Rabies in person in California

May 18, 2011 — Dog bite death

May 17, 2011 — MRSP transmission between people and pets

May 17, 2011 — MRSP info sheet update

May 15, 2011 — Rare rabbit infection in Manitoba

May 13, 2011 — Travel, pets and infectious disease risks

May 12, 2011 — Illegal alligators attract women? Who knew?

May 9, 2011 — Animal first aid kit recall

May 6, 2011 — New petting zoo guidelines

May 3, 2011 — Natural disasters and pet diseases

May 2, 2011 — Rabies in "petting zoo" animals

May 1, 2011 — Another "service dog" problem

April 30, 2011 — Can dogs spread Valley Fever?

April 25, 2011 — TB in a bird...Human health risk?

April 24, 2011 — Plague in New Mexico cat and dog

April 24, 2011 — Dumb Easter decisions

April 19, 2011 — More on vets and MRSA

April 18, 2011 — Pediatrician says kids shouldn't have rats

April 14, 2011 — Human rabies, Michigan, 2009

April 13, 2011 — Elephant TB: Ringling Brothers vs PETA

April 12, 2011 — The dog in your bed probably won't kill you

April 10, 2011 — Pet water frog warning

April 9, 2011 — Flesh eating disease from a turtle?

April 6, 2011 — Vets sued over MRSA

April 4, 2011 — Resistant heartworm, cause for concern?

April 4, 2011 — Leptospirosis vaccination in dogs

April 1, 2011 — Treat the pet, not the lab result

March 29, 2011 — Spring is here, so are chicks in classrooms

March 28, 2011 — Dead birds around a feeder: What to do?

March 27, 2011 — Zoo flu

March 27, 2011 — Anyone seen a cobra?

March 24, 2011 — When not to bring your dog to work

March 23, 2011 — I have MRSA...should my pet be tested?

March 20, 2011 — Radiation fallout risk for pets?

March 20, 2011 — Kinkajou owners beware

March 16, 2011 — Psittacosis outbreak from a bird fair

March 14, 2011 — Rabies update

March 12, 2011 — Murray Valley encephalitis suspected in Aussie man and horses

March 12, 2011 — Pet raccoon attackes baby, owners in denial

March 10, 2011 — Another pet treat recall

March 10, 2011 — Beware of the "Rango" effect

March 8, 2011 — Elephant-human transmission of tuberculosis

March 8, 2011 — Wierd Mycobacterium infection in a ferret

March 6, 2011 — H1N1 flu outbreak in ferret shelter

March 5, 2011 — Do you wash your hands at a petting zoo?

March 2, 2011 — Kennel cough vaccination and boarding

February 28, 2011 — Botulism from a pet reptile

February 24, 2011 — Plague in Oregon

February 22, 2011 — Psittacosis (parrot fever) in Taipei

February 21, 2011 — 2010 Animal Rabies Summary

February 17, 2011 — Pets in the Classroom Program

February 13, 2011 — Cobras make bad pets...duh!

February 8, 2011 — Tigers in the bedroom

February 7, 2011 — 'Dead' raccoon takes down wrestling team

February 3, 2011 — Salmonella in pig ear treats

February 1, 2011 — Tularemia alert in Texas

January 31, 2011 — Another pet treat recall

January 31, 2011 — Disinfectants and questionable advertising

January 21, 2011 — Cowpox in a dog

January 17, 2011 — Pets and strep

January 12, 2011 — Chinchillas and Giardia

January 10, 2011 — Reducing risks with raccoon latrines

January 6, 2011 — Rabies in an animal shelter

January 4, 2011 — Miami Beach's Cat Poop Map

January 3, 2011 — Rabies follies in Massachusetts

December 28, 2010 — Pseudorabies in dogs

December 26, 2010 — Cryptosporidiosis and petting zoos: England and Wales

December 26, 2010 — No good deed goes unpunished: Cat rabies version

December 24, 2010 — Rabies in Guangdong, China

December 23, 2010 — Tuberculosis in pets: The treatment quandry

December 22, 2010 — Rabies vaccine failure in dogs and cats

December 21, 2010 — Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis for dogs

December 20, 2010 — Tuberculosis exposure from a dog

December 17, 2010 — UK crackdown on alternative medicine claims

December 15, 2010 — Tegus and Salmonella

December 9, 2010 — Another Ontario canine respiratory disease outbreak

December 7, 2010 — Dog causes airplane diversion

December 4, 2010 — US dog bite data, 2008

December 3, 2010 — Otter attack update

November 30, 2010 — Dogs and Giardia types

November 29, 2010 — Attack of the (maybe) rabid otter

November 26, 2010 — Swedish antimicrobial guidelines

November 25, 2010 — Researchers uncover medical mysteries of the 100 acre wood

November 23, 2010 — Kennel cough clusters

November 19, 2010 — Urban chicken debate

November 16, 2010 — What is a probiotic?

November 15, 2010 — Salmonella and iguanas: a rebuttal

November 14, 2010 — Infectious disease considerations for fostering pets

November 11, 2010 — Pet food (beef) recall: Canada

November 8, 2010 — MRSP in the park

November 6, 2010 — Reptile warning changes proposed in Texas

November 4, 2010 — Raccoons attack baby

November 3, 2010 — Rabies treatment question

November 1, 2010 — Leptospirosis death: UK

October 30, 2010 — Unusual bite in a vet clinic

October 29, 2010 — Tiger park Salmonella outbreak response...weird

October 28, 2010 — Dog deaths linked to Queen Elizabeth's estate

October 27, 2010 — Kids, reptiles and Salmonella: Merseyside, UK

October 27, 2010 — Whooping cough and pets

October 25, 2010 — Probiotic safety

October 22, 2010 — Tiger attack in Wisconsin

October 20, 2010 — California Vet Association park safety tips

October 16, 2010 — Pet bird linked to human infection?

October 13, 2010 — Canine leptospirosis warning: Ontario

October 13, 2010 — Rabies galore

October 11, 2010 — 2009 US rabies recap

October 10, 2010 — Horse bite leads to meningitis

October 10, 2010 — Peritoneal dialysis infections and pets

October 9, 2010 — Travel-associated rabies: US

October 6, 2010 — Salmonella outbreak claims 3rd tiger

October 2, 2010 — Public Health Agency of Canada issues reptile Salmonella warning

September 30, 2010 — Prairie dog flea control

September 30, 2010 — Psst...Wanna vaccinate your dog?

September 27, 2010 — Chinese rabies vaccine fraud

September 20, 2010 — Classroom squirrel

September 17, 2010 — Rabies vaccination of kids in the Philippines

September 16, 2010 — Vaccine reactions: Real and imagined.

September 14, 2010 — Equine rabies vaccination poll

September 13, 2010 — Ohio animal regulations (or lack thereof) under scrutiny

September 11, 2010 — Fatal dog bite

September 9, 2010 — Petting zoo disease prevention

September 8, 2010 — Salmonella/salmonellosis...infection/carriage...what does it all mean?

September 5, 2010 — Expensive dog poop

September 5, 2010 — Giardia in London (UK) shelter

September 3, 2010 — Pets in the workplace...good or bad?

August 31, 2010 — Dog cull considered in Israel

August 27, 2010 — Leptospirosis in Michigan

August 27, 2010 — Tiger smuggler thwarted

August 25, 2010 — Human rabies death in Louisiana

August 24, 2010 — Rabies vaccination requirements

August 21, 2010 — Mass rabies exposure from raccoon

August 19, 2010 — Toddler risks losing eye to dog parasite...maybe

August 16, 2010 — What not to do in a vet's office

August 15, 2010 — Clostridium difficile and hospital visitation dogs

August 13, 2010 — Plague in Saskatchewan

August 11, 2010 — NDM-1, a new threat?

August 9, 2010 — Pet food/Salmonella outbreak

August 8, 2010 — Plague in Montana cat

August 8, 2010 — Salmonella recalls: When to test

August 6, 2010 — E. cuniculi from rabbit to dog?

August 6, 2010 — Cats and bats and rabies

August 5, 2010 — Another service animal scam

August 3, 2010 — Dog as scalpel...maybe effective but not recommended

August 3, 2010 — Diagnosing Salmonella

August 2, 2010 — Look up before opening your mouth

August 2, 2010 — Peritoneal dialysis and pets

August 1, 2010 — Expanded Iams recall

July 30, 2010 — Is Staphylococcus schleiferi zoonotic?

July 29, 2010 — Frozen mice recall: Salmonella

July 26, 2010 — Iams recall: Salmonella

July 24, 2010 — Pet therapy: What about the risks to the animals?

July 22, 2010 — Occupational "oops"

July 20, 2010 — More animal smuggling

July 19, 2010 — Rabies update

July 17, 2010 — I have Clostridium difficile...Should my dog be tested?

July 17, 2010 — Internet advice: The good, the bad and the ugly

July 16, 2010 — New service dog scam?

July 14, 2010 — Trap/neuter/release controversy

July 12, 2010 — Turtle on a plane...but not for long

July 8, 2010 — Biohazardous cell phones

July 6, 2010 — MRSP infection in a person

July 6, 2010 — Famous Fox bitten by rabid cat

July 5, 2010 — Infection control...how things have changed

July 3, 2010 — Salmonella recalls

June 30, 2010 — Guide dog attacks

June 30, 2010 — Livestock-associated MRSA in dogs

June 28, 2010 — Rabies, rabies, and more rabies

June 24, 2010 — Salmonella recall: Pet vitamins

June 22, 2010 — Robotic pet therapy?

June 22, 2010 — Russian poop patrols

June 17, 2010 — Service dog training silliness

June 16, 2010 — Stupid, drunk and owner of a venomous exotic pet... Bad combination

June 16, 2010 — Rabies outreak still underway in Bali

June 16, 2010 — Putting "One Medicine" into action

June 14, 2010 — Sequence type 398 MRSA infection from horse to human

June 9, 2010 — Tick bite irony

June 5, 2010 — Live every day like you have MRSA

May 31, 2010 — Service animal scrutiny

May 29, 2010 — Baylisascaris and dogs

May 27, 2010 — Raw Q and A

May 25, 2010 — Strep zoo infections in people

May 24, 2010 — MRSA, antibiotics and dogs

May 20, 2010 — More raw debate

May 19, 2010 — Raw diets banned by Delta Society

May 17, 2010 — Different shelter outbreak, different issues

May 14, 2010 — Ringworm recommendations

May 13, 2010 — Why do shelter outbreaks occur?

May 8, 2010 — Another Staphylococcus pseudintermedius infection

May 6, 2010 — Rabies exposure results in 2 dead dogs

May 1, 2010 — Dogs also affected in 2007 Australian equine flu outbreak

April 28, 2010 — Despite the stories, Texas woman didn't get rabies from a puppy

April 28, 2010 — Fatal psittacosis in a parrot owner

April 27, 2010 — Franklin the potentially biohazardous library turtle

April 26, 2010 — Cause of Bahraini horse outbreak identified

April 25, 2010 — Skin infections in dogs: Stopping the downward spiral

April 24, 2010 — Eliminating E. cuniculi in the household

April 21, 2010 — FDA issues dog bone warning

April 19, 2010 — Hit by car - How to help and how to be safe

April 17, 2010 — Cryptosporidiosis from wildlife centre lambs

April 13, 2010 — Dog bites Maradona

April 11, 2010 — Rabies vaccination of adopted cats... Why not?

April 7, 2010 — Survival of MRSA in swimming pools

April 5, 2010 — Distemper outbreak in California

April 2, 2010 — Ongoing rabies problems in Moscow

March 30, 2010 — Urine collection: Why "pee into the cup" doesn't work for dogs and cats

March 29, 2010 — Easter chicks and Salmonella

March 28, 2010 — Raw diet "research"

March 25, 2010 — Tamiflu and parvovirus in dogs

March 23, 2010 — My dog has MRSP... Should I be concerned?

March 22, 2010 — Drug discovery disparity

March 17, 2010 — Ascaris lumbricoides and dogs

March 14, 2010 — Raw food recall expanded

March 14, 2010 — 2009 feline H1N1 case published

March 12, 2010 — The things my dogs eats...

March 11, 2010 — West Nile virus from pony to vet student

March 8, 2010 — Deworming dogs... How often?

March 7, 2010 — Composting pet waste

March 4, 2010 — Heartworm in people

March 2, 2010 — Indian man's approach to rabies prevention not recommended

February 26, 2010 — Ear mites and the strange pursuit of knowledge

February 25, 2010 — Stray dog rabies vaccination debate

February 25, 2010 — Giardia outbreak closes shelter

February 21, 2010 — Dog bites, the bad and the surprising

February 18, 2010 — Distemper in raccoons and dogs

February 16, 2010 — Raccoon vaccination in New York

February 15, 2010 — Raw food recall: Salmonella

February 12, 2010 — Big gun antibiotics in pets

February 12, 2010 — Tiger troubles in Ontario

February 10, 2010 — Rat bite fever leads to pet store lawsuit

February 7, 2010 — Cold weather + iguanas = botulism in dogs?

February 5, 2010 — Watch out for rabbit pee

February 3, 2010 — Kissing a frog might get you more than a prince

February 2, 2010 — Autism/vaccine link study now fully retracted

February 1, 2010 — Reptiles and infants don't mix

January 28, 2010 — Antagonzing piranha... Maybe not a good idea

January 27, 2010 — 2008 Australian Hendra virus recap

January 26, 2010 — More rabid raccoons in Central Park

January 25, 2010 — Musings about antibiotic therapy in dogs and cats

January 24, 2010 — Staphylococcus (pseud)intermedius meningitis in a child

January 22, 2010 — Fewer sinks in veterinary clinics??

January 20, 2010 — Bare feet and horse bugs

January 20, 2010 — More on pets and the risk of MRSA

January 19, 2010 — Rabid calf at educational centre

January 8, 2010 — Seagulls, beaches and bad bugs

January 5, 2010 — Handling rabies exposure in horses

January 5, 2010 — PInworms and pets

January 4, 2010 — Leptospirosis and cold weather

January 1, 2010 — Eye protection urged for people with tarantulas

December 31, 2009 — Child+reptile zoo - (infection control+hand hygiene) = lawsuit

December 29, 2009 — Rabies in a household but hopefully not in a nursing home

December 27, 2009 — Beaver attack, Part 2

December 23, 2009 — Internet exotic pet dealer horrors

December 22, 2009 — Risk factors for MRSA in dogs

December 22, 2009 — Boy attacked by beaver

December 17, 2009 — Bali rabies vaccination plan

December 16, 2009 — Over-indulgence: Canine-style

December 14, 2009 — Bulk bin rawhides

December 10, 2009 — Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis for dogs

December 10, 2009 — Salmonella from frogs

December 8, 2009 — Hepatitis C and cat scrathes

December 7, 2009 — Snakes and cakes

December 6, 2009 — Another fatal strep outbreak at a shelter

December 5, 2009 — Rabies quarantine in (and of) Santa Cruz County, Arizona

December 2, 2009 — Bordetella pneumonia in a person from dog vaccine

November 30, 2009 — Lizards on a plane (or greedy idiot on a plane)

November 29, 2009 — H1N1 in a dog

November 28, 2009 — Feline leprosy

November 24, 2009 — Lyme disease from a dog: Don't believe everything you read

November 24, 2009 — Probiotics and obesity

November 22, 2009 — The good and bad of pet therapy

November 20, 2009 — Campylobacter upsaliensis: an overlooked problem?

November 19, 2009 — More H1N1 cat cases

November 16, 2009 — Stray cats and H1N1 influenza

November 15, 2009 — How to remove a skunk from a pool

November 11, 2009 — Family Salmonella outbreak from school reptile

November 8, 2009 — H1N1, cats and the potential for mutation

November 5, 2009 — Human vaccinia infection from rabies bait exposure

November 4, 2009 — How to diagnosis influenza in pets

November 4, 2009 — H1N1 in a cat

November 2, 2009 — 'Registered' service dog scam

November 1, 2009 — Another ferret flu case

October 31, 2009 — Group A strep and dogs

October 27, 2009 — Rabies death in Indiana

October 26, 2009 — No spleen + dog bite = beware

October 23, 2009 — Pets and H1N1 revisited

October 21, 2009 — Horse Strep in a person via a dog

October 20, 2009 — Deja vu all over again: Turtles and Salmonella

October 19, 2009 — News flash: You can't sue a dog

October 18, 2009 — Staph pseudintermedius infection in a person

October 16, 2009 — Internet drug buyers beware

October 14, 2009 — Who should pay for Hendra virus research?

October 13, 2009 — Rabies and roadkill

October 11, 2009 — How do you disinfect a cat?

October 11, 2009 — Antibiotics, pets and Clostridium difficile

October 8, 2009 — Rabies in vaccinated dogs and cats

October 5, 2009 — Herd immunity is not just for cows

October 5, 2009 — Pet bear kills woman

October 5, 2009 — So you've been bitten by a dog....

October 1, 2009 — Giardia in dog parks

October 1, 2009 — "Family protection" screening of healthy pets

September 30, 2009 — The John Snow Pub

September 30, 2009 — Bali rabies situation not improving

September 28, 2009 — MRSA outbreak in Dutch horses

September 26, 2009 — Vancouver petting zoo outbreak numbers climb

September 26, 2009 — Good drugs in Saskatoon

September 25, 2009 — MRSA prognosis in dogs

September 23, 2009 — Live from London: MRSA in Ohio

September 19, 2009 — Fergus Fall Fair folly

September 18, 2009 — Service animal stink in Yonkers

September 18, 2009 — Rabies tales from Los Angeles County

September 17, 2009 — Boil water advisories: What to do with dogs?

September 16, 2009 — The "Truth" about vaccinations?

September 15, 2009 — Petting zoo outbreak investigation continues

September 13, 2009 — How not to use antibiotics

September 13, 2009 — Petting zoo improvements

September 13, 2009 — Petting zoo zebra bites off finger

September 12, 2009 — Service dogs in classrooms

September 8, 2009 — Rabies in Bali... Still

September 7, 2009 — Dogs in restaurants

September 5, 2009 — Bat bite in the park

September 4, 2009 — Hendra virus vaccine: For horses or people?

September 2, 2009 — Horse bites

September 1, 2009 — Hendra virus claims life of veterinarian

August 31, 2009 — Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus schleiferi in pets

August 30, 2009 — Stray cat roundup in New Jersey

August 28, 2009 — MRSA and vancomycin in dogs

August 28, 2009 — Rabies bait safety

August 26, 2009 — "Horse strep" in people

August 26, 2009 — HIV/AIDS, kids and pets

August 26, 2009 — Expired antibiotics: Time's up

August 24, 2009 — Raccoon deterrents

August 23, 2009 — Antibiotic loopholes and lunacy

August 21, 2009 — Veterinarian diagnosed with Hendra virus infection

August 21, 2009 — Tea tree oil in dogs

August 19, 2009 — Raccoon latrines in Chicago

August 19, 2009 — Dropping rabies requirement for licensing: Greedy and dumb

August 17, 2009 — Severe diarrhea outbreak in Florida dogs

August 14, 2009 — Rabid horse in Maryland

August 14, 2009 — Internet ying/yang: Artemisinin use and safety

August 13, 2009 — Comparing dog and cat bites

August 13, 2009 — Experimental treatment for Hendra virus-exposed horse personnel

August 12, 2009 — Do not feed the bears

August 11, 2009 — It's back: Hendra virus in Australia

August 11, 2009 — Attention Sears shoppers... Avoid rabid kittens!

August 11, 2009 — Plague in a Colorado cat

August 9, 2009 — G-force and zoonotic disease

August 9, 2009 — Listeriosis in a dog from recalled meat?

August 8, 2009 — Humane society kids camp

July 31, 2009 — Groundhog day - Not again!

July 29, 2009 — MRSA testing and false advertising

July 27, 2009 — All natural organic antibiotic?

July 24, 2009 — Zebra sidelines football player

July 24, 2009 — Salmonella Apapa from a reptile

July 23, 2009 — Brucella canis: the other Brucella

July 22, 2009 — Leave the rabid cat at home next time

July 20, 2009 — More on Giardia in healthy dogs

July 17, 2009 — Transmission of herpesvirus from a person to a rabbit

July 15, 2009 — Rabies vaccine access exceptions

July 14, 2009 — Antibiotic use compliance

July 14, 2009 — MRSA and atopy

July 13, 2009 — Tularemia in cats and dogs in Sioux Falls

July 13, 2009 — Giardia and high-risk households

July 10, 2009 — Horse ownership and tetanus exposure

July 9, 2009 — Traveling parasite roadshow

July 7, 2009 — Cats and Q-fever

July 6, 2009 — Dogs and swimming pools

July 2, 2009 — Kids exposed to rabies from stray kitten

June 30, 2009 — Rabies quarantine

June 29, 2009 — Canine influenza vaccination

June 26, 2009 — Antibiotics: how about a dose of common sense

June 26, 2009 — More on service animals and access

June 26, 2009 — Recommended changes in US rabies exposure protocol

June 24, 2009 — A need for a better definition of service animals

June 23, 2009 — Dog bites and MRSA

June 23, 2009 — Mycobacterium bovis... don't blame the cows?

June 22, 2009 — More about turtles and Salmonella

June 21, 2009 — "The other TB" Mycobacterium bovis

June 19, 2009 — EFSA Statement on MRSA in animals and food

June 17, 2009 — Meningitis in a baby linked to pet cat

June 16, 2009 — Another dog cull in China

June 14, 2009 — Red eared slider turtle rebuttal

June 12, 2009 — Black market turtles in Baltimore

June 10, 2009 — Baylisascaris (raccoon roundworm) in cats

June 8, 2009 — Watch your step in Dutch parks

June 8, 2009 — Parasite exposure from pets

June 7, 2009 — Are all Giardia created alike?

June 4, 2009 — Infection control best practices: French version

June 1, 2009 — Alternative heartworm treatments

May 31, 2009 — VRE in Arctic birds

May 29, 2009 — Preventing infections in the home

May 28, 2009 — Macaroni infected with Campylobacter

May 28, 2009 — Stupid things done with bats, part II

May 28, 2009 — Canadian parasite treatment guidelines for pets

May 26, 2009 — Clostridium difficile in the household environment

May 21, 2009 — Feeding wildlife: Bad idea

May 19, 2009 — Doctors, pets and vets Part 2: We need to talk

May 19, 2009 — Testing petting zoo animals

May 18, 2009 — Another reason to stay away from surgeons

May 17, 2009 — Verotoxigenic E. coli in petting zoo animals: UK

May 14, 2009 — Urban chickens

May 13, 2009 — Google goes green with goats

May 11, 2009 — Canine brucellosis in a puppy mill

May 6, 2009 — UK man campaigns to educate about Toxocara

May 3, 2009 — Influenza found in Canadian pigs: human source suspected

May 1, 2009 — E. coli outbreak at a petting zoo

April 29, 2009 — Updated H1N1 (swine) influenza outbreak numbers from WHO

April 27, 2009 — Interactive swine flu map

April 27, 2009 — Pets and household quarantine

April 27, 2009 — EU recommends avoiding US/Mexico travel

April 26, 2009 — Swine flu confirmed in Canada

April 26, 2009 — US government declares public health emergency over swine flu

April 24, 2009 — Sandbox worms

April 22, 2009 — Songbird fever: Salmonella in birds and cats

April 21, 2009 — Climate change and pet health

April 20, 2009 — MRSA strains found in pets

April 18, 2009 — Rabid rat attack

April 17, 2009 — Rabies quarantine in Flagstaff, Arizona

April 16, 2009 — Plague in a rabbit: New Mexico

April 15, 2009 — By the book: Rabies vaccination, titres and exposure

April 14, 2009 — Exotic animals in daycares... another bad idea

April 14, 2009 — Weil's disease from a pet rat

April 13, 2009 — Baby chicks in preschools

April 13, 2009 — Batty decision? Changing rabies exposure recommendations

April 12, 2009 — Doctors, pets and vets

April 11, 2009 — Raccoon roundworm in New York

April 10, 2009 — Chicks in classrooms: Salmonella shouldn't be a sign of spring

April 9, 2009 — Rabid fox comes knocking

April 9, 2009 — Suspected psittacosis in a pet shop worker

April 8, 2009 — Ban the Easter bunny?

April 6, 2009 — Pet therapy and patients with multidrug resistant bacteria

April 4, 2009 — Helicobacter and pets... Is there a link?

April 3, 2009 — Dirty hands, Dirty therapy dogs?

April 2, 2009 — Fatal needle phobia: Rabies in Bali

April 1, 2009 — Possible E. coli O157 infections from dogs

March 31, 2009 — Bird Flu and the Singing Roosters of Java

March 30, 2009 — International Pooper Scooper Week

March 29, 2009 — Needlestick injuries

March 27, 2009 — Falling over Fido: Pet-related fall injuries

March 26, 2009 — CDC recommendations for people with HIV

March 25, 2009 — Service monkeys and horses...where do we stop

March 24, 2009 — No spleen, no pets?

March 23, 2009 — Dog park closed because of bleach contamination

March 20, 2009 — Dietary indiscretion, HIV and dogs

March 19, 2009 — Sandbox season arrives!

March 17, 2009 — Eating dog or cat linked to rabies (?!)

March 15, 2009 — An ounce of prevention... rabies control in dogs

March 13, 2009 — Rabies outbreak in Angola

March 11, 2009 — Bird seed recall: Salmonella

March 11, 2009 — Should I isolate my dog with MRSP/MRSI?

March 8, 2009 — Cowpox from rats

March 4, 2009 — Research finds 10% of dogs may make their owners sick

March 3, 2009 — Urinary tract infections, Part II: Cats

March 2, 2009 — Urinary tract infections, Part I: Dogs

February 28, 2009 — Rabid cat attacks jogger

February 26, 2009 — Rat bite fever

February 26, 2009 — Lungworms in dogs: Parasite risk or marketing ploy?

February 25, 2009 — European bat lyssavirus in cats

February 24, 2009 — Deworming kittens and puppies

February 23, 2009 — New York Times and Pet Health Advice: Bad Combination

February 22, 2009 — Cheap rabies vaccine clinics... good vs bad

February 20, 2009 — Plague isn't back... It never went away

February 18, 2009 — Rabies survival: good news, but don't get too excited

February 14, 2009 — Cats and pregnancy: Not-so-"expert" advice

February 13, 2009 — Parvo in the park

February 13, 2009 — Baby accidents and dog baths

February 12, 2009 — Group B Streptococcus: Don't blame the dog

February 10, 2009 — Why not to feed puppies human breast milk (in case you needed a reason)

February 9, 2009 — Hatching chicks in classrooms

February 8, 2009 — Lambing season and Q fever

February 7, 2009 — Avoiding surgical site infections: No quick & dirty

February 6, 2009 — Dog infection linked to peanut butter Salmonella outbreak

February 5, 2009 — E. coli O157 outbreak tentatively linked to livestock show

February 4, 2009 — Immunocompromised people and pets: testing for Bartonella

February 3, 2009 — Rabies on vacation: Pack some common sense

February 2, 2009 — Stupid things done with snakes

January 31, 2009 — Some Beach, Somewhere

January 29, 2009 — Sharing E. coli with your dog

January 28, 2009 — How long do animals carry MRSP/MRSI?

January 27, 2009 — Dealing with pet bites

January 26, 2009 — Peanut butter recall now affects pet products

January 26, 2009 — Salmonella and turtles info sheet

January 14, 2009 — Tuberculosis in a dog in Ontario

January 12, 2009 — Animal smuggling - Do you know where that pet came from?

January 8, 2009 — Transmission of tuberculosis between a man and his parrot

January 6, 2009 — Big dog, little dog, same dose

January 5, 2009 — Cat attacks Santa: another reason to vaccinate indoor cats

January 1, 2009 — Molecular Diagnostic Testing: Pros and Cons

December 30, 2008 — Clean hands, a New Year's Resolution

December 24, 2008 — Pet vaccine risks

December 22, 2008 — Bathing iguanas - Good ideas done in a bad way

December 21, 2008 — Infection control for small animal veterinary clinics

December 18, 2008 — Strep throat - Don't blame your dog!

December 13, 2008 — Tritrichomonas fetus in cats

December 10, 2008 — My dog has an MRSI infection, should I be worried?

December 9, 2008 — Blastomycosis and dog bites

December 8, 2008 — Human rabies with long incubation time

December 4, 2008 — Human rabies in Missouri

December 1, 2008 — Electrolyzed water: manipulating science for profit

November 29, 2008 — Safe rabbit handling - for you and your rabbit!

November 26, 2008 — Organic meat is not sterile!

November 22, 2008 — Bowls and birds: keeping both clean

November 21, 2008 — Pseudorabies is a more than a pseudoproblem

November 19, 2008 — Stop the presses: sick puppies from a pet store!

November 18, 2008 — Pet pharmacies: the good, the bad and the ugly

November 15, 2008 — Healing with honey

November 14, 2008 — Don't forget fungi: Blastomycosis in dogs

November 11, 2008 — Characteristics of dog bites

November 7, 2008 — Equine infectious diseases

November 5, 2008 — MRSA in veterinary surgeons study: results

November 3, 2008 — Woman pecked by magpie loses leg

October 31, 2008 — Pets and immunocompromised people

October 28, 2008 — Rabies in the US in 2007

October 26, 2008 — Chloramphenicol: the good, the bad, and the "beware"

October 23, 2008 — Can I get kennel cough from my dog?

October 19, 2008 — Rawhide treat recall: Salmonella

October 16, 2008 — Cheap pet vaccines - You get what you pay for

October 10, 2008 — ...but pet fish are absolutely safe... aren't they???

October 6, 2008 — Stupid things done with bats

October 3, 2008 — Your mother was right! Wash your hands

October 1, 2008 — What puts dogs at risk for MRSA?

September 27, 2008 — World Rabies Day

September 26, 2008 — Healthmap

September 25, 2008 — Salmonella outbreak linked to turtles

September 23, 2008 — Treatment of MRSA and MRSP: more than meets the eye

September 20, 2008 — Pet food and Salmonella

September 15, 2008 — Pet food recall: Salmonella

September 15, 2008 — Raw meat feeding revisted, part II: So you want to feed raw meat to your pet...

September 13, 2008 — Raw meat feeding revisited: what are the risks and benefits of raw diets for dogs?

September 8, 2008 — Dogs in restaurants

August 31, 2008 — Transmission of tuberculosis to pets

August 29, 2008 — Banning Bowser from the beach

August 27, 2008 — Listeriosis outbreak in Canada: are pets at risk?

August 26, 2008 — Eastern equine encephalitis in Ontario

August 23, 2008 — Are pregnancy and cats compatible?

August 21, 2008 — Antibody titres versus vaccination: the rabies debate

August 19, 2008 — Protecting your horse and yourself from West Nile virus

August 18, 2008 — "Clostridium" in dogs and cats: what's in a name?

August 16, 2008 — Snakes, mice and Salmonella: a bad classroom combination

August 14, 2008 — Pet treat danger

August 12, 2008 — Cows to vultures to dogs to rabies: unintended consequences

August 10, 2008 — Coroner blames cat in owner's death from E. coli

August 8, 2008 — How did dogs get MRSA?

August 4, 2008 — E. coli and dogs

July 29, 2008 — Old pet, new baby...new problems?

July 25, 2008 — Why does my cat get vaccinated more than I do?

July 22, 2008 — Hot spots

July 20, 2008 — The pinworm myth

July 18, 2008 — Can dogs and cats get Clostridium difficile?

July 16, 2008 — Petting zoos: What's wrong with this picture, Part II

July 15, 2008 — Deadly Hendra virus resurfaces in Australia

July 13, 2008 — Petting zoos: What's wrong with this picture?

July 12, 2008 — Is it a spider bite or MRSA?

July 11, 2008 — "Black Death" in South Dakota - Plagued Prairie Dogs

July 7, 2008 — Should I have my pet tested for Clostridium difficile?

July 5, 2008 — "Pet" bat bites child

July 3, 2008 — Exposure to animal blood

July 2, 2008 — Rabies infection in adopted Iraqi dog

July 1, 2008 — Tapeworms in dogs and cats

June 29, 2008 — Do you know where 'that doggy in the window' came from?

June 27, 2008 — Dog bites cost millions

June 24, 2008 — Rabies awareness month

June 22, 2008 — EU Antibiotic Awareness Day

June 19, 2008 — FDA Requests Seizure of Animal Food Products at PETCO Distribution Center

June 18, 2008 — Pet store sued over bird owner death

June 14, 2008 — Dog flu in Chicago

June 12, 2008 — Dogs and dead birds

June 11, 2008 — Molly the peeing lab

June 6, 2008 — Removing ticks

June 3, 2008 — Dog stool and garbage

June 2, 2008 — Methicillin-resistant staph: what's in a name?

May 30, 2008 — Rabies kills...vaccinate your pets!

May 30, 2008 — Psittacosis

May 30, 2008 — I've been diagnosed with MRSA....could my pet be the source?

May 29, 2008 — Clostridium difficile in dogs

May 28, 2008 — Indoor cats and vitamin D

May 28, 2008 — Dog bite prevention week

May 25, 2008 — Stray kittens

May 24, 2008 — Reptile shows....wash your hands!!

May 22, 2008 — Salmonella-contaminated pet food

May 18, 2008 — West Nile virus in dogs and cats

May 16, 2008 — Pets and strep throat

May 14, 2008 — Parvovirus and Fifth Disease

May 12, 2008 — Keep the 'wild' in 'wildlife'

May 11, 2008 — Prescription pets

May 7, 2008 — Rabies from a bat: tragic and preventable

May 2, 2008 — Rabies vaccination...an Olympic event

April 30, 2008 — HIV/AIDS and dogs

April 28, 2008 — Cats and avian influenza

April 26, 2008 — Hazardous hedgehogs

April 26, 2008 — My dog has MRSA... what do I do?

April 24, 2008 — Pet turtles and Salmonella...When will we learn?

April 23, 2008 — Horse visits hospital

April 23, 2008 — UK Chief Vet says no pets in bed

April 13, 2008 — Pet store sued after hamster-associated death

April 12, 2008 — Sandbox fun...

April 11, 2008 — Why should I vaccinate Fluffy, he's an indoor cat? (aka Why I'm glad I vaccinated Finnegan, my indoor cat)

April 11, 2008 — Are cats the root of all evil?

June 2, 2006 — Research Posters