Wild animals in B.C. normally carry many disease and parasites without significant effects. However, there are some diseases of high priority that B.C.’s Wildlife Health Program must monitor and track.
Learn more about specific animal diseases and health issues.
In B.C., there are a number of infectious amphibian diseases that are of concern, including chytridiomycosis. Amphibians not living in the wild can suffer from diseases caused by poor health, harsh environmental conditions or poor husbandry practices.
- Avian Influenza and West Nile Virus
- Avian pox (PDF, 12KB)
- Beak deformities
- Sick birds in your yard (PDF, 27KB)
- Bovine tuberculosis
- Chronic wasting disease
- Canine distemper (PDF, 8KB)
- Canine parvovirus (PDF, 6KB)
- Contagious echthyma (PDF, 9KB)
- Coyote mange (PDF, 7KB)
- Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (PDF, 32KB)
- Pneumonia in wild sheep
- Sheep mange (PDF, 173KB)
- Tularemia (PDF, 7KB)
- White nose syndrome
- Winter ticks (PDF, 74KB)