Remote populations at risk from spread of animal diseases

Lack of vet care for dogs cited in report

By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist March 15, 2011

Diseases, some of which can be lethal, are being passed between dogs, wolves and people in remote B.C communities where there is a dearth of veterinary care, a new study has found.

The report by researchers from Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the University of Calgary, which was published in the Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, tested dogs in five remote communities -Hartley Bay, Klemtu, Ocean Falls, Bella Bella and Oweekeno.

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