Hunter Surveillance: Chronic Wasting Disease in Alberta's Cervids

Chronic Wasting Disease is a growing concern among Alberta’s cervid populations. Understanding the disease, from its origins and pathology, to its risk to human and animal populations, as well as current surveillance efforts to track and monitor the spread of the disease, is vitally important, particularly during hunting season.

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Wild Horses in Alberta

Many concerned members and citizens have written us over the past few weeks in regards to the feral horse capture currently taking place in Alberta. As veterinary practitioners, animal welfare is always our primary concern, whether it is the health and welfare of a single animal or that of an entire ecosystem.

Tick Surveillance and Lyme Disease

See below for the tick surveillance submission form. If you suspect your animal has been in contact with ticks, contact your veterinarian for assistance. Symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs: Initially...

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Rabies

What is rabies? Rabies is a fatal disease of the nervous system. It is caused by a virus that can infect all warm-blooded animals...

Porcupine Quills & Your Pet

Every year we see countless cases of dogs that have been quilled by porcupines. Other animals can also become a porcupine’s victim if they stick their nose in the wrong place, but dogs are by far the...

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  • Rabies

    What is rabies? Rabies is a fatal disease of the nervous system. It is caused by a virus that can infect all warm-blooded animals...

  • Wild Horses in Alberta

    Many concerned members and citizens have written us over the past few weeks in regards to the feral horse capture currently...

  • Porcupine Quills & Your Pet

    Every year we see countless cases of dogs that have been quilled by porcupines. Other animals can also become a porcupine’s...

  • Zoonoses

    What are Zoonoses? No, we're not talking about an elephant's trunk. Zoonoses are diseases that animals and people share – in the...