Friday, April 18, 2014

Veterinary Highlights: Worms And Germs Map

A comprehensive veterinary disease reporting, mapping and trending source system is now out there. And, unlike many others, this one is for Canada too. Yay!

This can become quite an awesome tool.

Of course, such map can only reflect diseases as they have been diagnosed and reported. So if the dogs don't get to see a vet when sick, don't get diagnosed, or cases are not properly reported, it could lead to false sense of security.

But let's be optimistic and hope that won't happen that much.

Worms and Germs Map is an interactive, real-time disease mapping system designed to track selected infectious diseases of companion animals (including horses). It is a companion to the educational site WormsAndGermsBlog. Both were developed by Dr. Scott Weese of the University of Guelph and Dr. Maureen Anderson from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

I hope this map will get used to its full potential.

Source website:
Worms & Germs Map

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