The CWHC Annual Report for 2022/2023
The explosive spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) to wildlife and domestic animal populations across North America was a dramatic challenge for everyone involved in animal health across Canada this past year, and the CWHC was no exception. All the facilities in the Cooperative were overwhelmed with calls and submissions; for example, the number of birds and mammals submitted to CWHC was triple the average of previous years. Increased submissions resulted in increased numbers of necropsies, diagnostic testing, reporting … all of which had dramatic impacts on workplans and budgets.
Through heroic efforts and excellent collaborations with all our partners in the Canadian collaborative response to the outbreak, the CWHC not only weathered the storm but also continued to demonstrate its critical value in preserving wildlife health and biodiversity across Canada.
None of this would have been possible without the support of our partners and funders. We express our heartfelt appreciation to each and every organization and individual who has contributed to the CWHC’s mission. This collaboration, financial support, and shared vision continue to be instrumental in the “Pan-Canadian Approach to Wildlife Health” that the CWHC subscribes to along with all our partners. We are truly grateful, and look forward to further strengthening our partnerships in the years to come.
To read the full report click here: CWHC-RCSF :: Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative – Réseau canadien pour la santé de la faune