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Last Modified

February 1, 2011

Description

This document has been prepared to outline Alberta’s approach for managing the disease risk to both domestic livestock and free-ranging wood bison until such time as a long term solution can be applied to the disease reservoir associated with Wood Buffalo National Park. This approach is focused...


Last Modified

September 7, 2017

Description

The data is based information reported to Workers’ Compensation Board by March 31 for employers who are required to have WCB accounts. The dataset contain employer-specific information on occupational fatality, lost-time and disabling injury claims and presented as counts and rates. This...


Last Modified

March 1, 2005

Description

Sarcoptic mange, or barn itch, is a disease caused by the parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei. Mange produced by this mite can be severe because the mite burrows deeply into the skin, causing intense itching. Cattle affected by sarcoptic mange lose grazing time and do not gain weight as rapidly as...


Last Modified

April 1, 2001

Description

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is an extremely contagious disease affecting cloven-hoofed livestock and wildlife species, including cattle, pigs, sheep, bison, elk, deer, wild boar, llamas, etc. It is a viral disease causing fever and vesicles that rupture in the mouth and on the skin of the udder...


Last Modified

November 1, 1996

Description

Trends in crop diversification on the Canadian prairies have resulted in the increased production of exotic herbs, spices, essential oils and medicinal plants. With these new specialty crops have come unique disease and pest problems, some of which were previously rare or unknown on the prairies....


Last Modified

July 1, 2007

Description

A round five million acres of canola are now grown annually in Alberta. Sclerotinia white stem rot is one of the most destructive diseases of this crop. To help canola growers predict outbreaks of sclerotinia white stem rot, a disease forecast system was developed. The forecast system is a...


Last Modified

March 1, 2012

Description

This study provides base-line data on the occurrence and prevalence of Bd in Alberta and can lead to more refined questions about the fungus and its’ effects. We have no evidence of chytrid-associated population declines during the course of our study, and on only one occasion found amphibians...


Last Modified

September 1, 2009

Description

Very few human health risks are present in fishes and wildlife in Alberta. Careful handling of wild game and thorough washing, cooking and freezing also reduces the risk of human infection. Anyone who finds something that looks unusual in harvested fish or wildlife can contact our Fish and...