The goal of the CWHC BC is to gather and utilize knowledge regarding health and disease in British Columbian wildlife in order to improve the health of animals (both wild and domestic), people, and the environment. In order to do this, the CWHC BC participates in CWHC national programs, initiates and runs its own projects, and facilitates work being done by stakeholder groups.
The CWHC BC operates as a partnership between the BC Ministry of Agriculture and BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations. It is based out of the Animal Health Centre, Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Rising urban rat populations pose a health risk to humans (The Current, CBC Radio)
This season, pest control companies in ...
Genomic Analysis of Wetland Sediment as a Tool for Avian Influenza Surveillance and Prevention
Avian Influenza (AI) is a viral disease that can cause significant morbidity and mortality in domestic poultry. Certain strains can also cause disease in people. AI outbreaks, and associated ...
BCBAT (British Columbia Bat Action Team)
The British Columbia Bat Action Team is a group composed of government and non-government biologists, academic researchers, veterinarians, students, naturalists, wildlife rehabilitators, and other people that are interested in BC's bats. Read more...
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