September 4, 2013

Wildlife Disease Journal Digest and Letter of Support Campaign

Thanks to Our Friends at SEANET for their On-Going Support

Our friends at the Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) recently called out to their network of friends and volunteers to ask them to consider sharing a letter of support for the Wildlife Data Integration Network (WDIN) and the products and services our team provides, such as the Wildlife Disease News and Journal Digest.

If you are a big fan and want to help too, write your own letter and tell us why you value WDIN, and how the project can grow to meet the increasing need for wildlife health information. Need a little help to get started?  You can read a copy of the support letter from SEANET that they shared on their blog last week, or find a suggested letter template here: .

As we seek future opportunities, these letters will help to demonstrate support and need as we approach new potential funding sources or collaborators who might be unfamiliar with our work. In addition, the ideas you share on expanding and enhancing WDIN’s products and services will be used to direct our future priorities to ensure we meet the growing needs of WDIN’s user community.

The WDIN team strongly believes in the work we are doing. Our desire is to secure funding that will enable us to continue our innovative efforts and expand our collaborations with great people and organizations, such as Drs. Julie Ellis and Sarah Courchesne with SEANET.  We feel fortunate that we have made so many great connections over the years with community members who share our passion and desire to work together in the pursuit of advancing capacities available to the wildlife health realm and beyond.

Email us a copy of your letter to If you have questions, email us at the same address or talk with us the old fashion way, by phone at 608.620.5565 or 608.262.7785.

The WDIN Team

Dr. Kurt Sladky
Megan Hines
Cris Marsh
Victoria Szewczyk

Browse complete Digest publication library here.

Birds Shed RNA-Viruses According to the Pareto Principle
PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(8): e72611. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072611
Jankowski MD, Williams CJ, Fair JM, Owen JC

Influenza A Virus Migration and Persistence in North American Wild Birds
PLoS Pathog. 2013; 9(8): e1003570. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003570
Bahl J, Krauss S, K├╝hnert D, Fourment M, Raven G, et al.

Persistence of low-pathogenic H5N7 and H7N1 avian influenza subtypes in filtered natural waters
Veterinary Microbiology. 2013 Oct 25; 166(3-4): 419–428. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.06.024
Anne Ahlmann Nielsen et al.

A meta-analysis of the effects of pesticides and fertilizers on survival and growth of amphibians
Sci Total Environ. 2013 Apr 1;449:150-6. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.01.056. Epub 2013 Feb 16.
Baker NJ, Bancroft BA, Garcia TS.

Identifying Probable Suicide Clusters in Wales Using National Mortality Data
PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(8): e71713. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071713
Jones P, Gunnell D, Platt S, Scourfield J, Lloyd K, et al.

The Mongoose, the Pheasant, the Pox, and the Retrovirus
PLoS Biol. 2013; 11(8): e1001641. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001641
Etienne L, Emerman M

Complete nucleotide sequence of encephalomyocarditis virus isolated from South china tigers in China
Genome Announc. 2013 Aug 29;1(4). pii: e00651-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00651-13.
Liu H, Yan Q, He H.

Parasitic zoonoses: one health surveillance in northern Saskatchewan
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013;7(3):e2141. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002141. Epub 2013 Mar 21.
Schurer JM, Ndao M, Skinner S, Irvine J, Elmore SA, Epp T, Jenkins EJ.

Patent Angiostrongylus mackerrasae infection in a black flying fox (Pteropus alecto)[Short Contribution]
Australian Veterinary Journal. 2031 Sep; 91(9): 366–367. [Epub ahead of print 2013 Aug 27]. DOI: 10.1111/avj.12082
JT Mackie, C Lacasse, DM Spratt

Characterization of recombinant H9N2 influenza viruses isolated from wild ducks in China
Veterinary Microbiology. 2013 Oct 25; 166(3–4); 327–336. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.05.013
Guangjian Zhu et al.

Host immune responses of ducks infected with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of different pathogenicities
Veterinary Microbiology. 2013 Oct 25; 166(3–4): 386–393. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.06.019
Liangmeng Wei et al.

Wildlife researchers running the permit maze
ILAR J. 2013 Jan;54(1):14-23. doi: 10.1093/ilar/ilt013
Paul E, Sikes RS.

Detection of Helicobacter species in the gastrointestinal tract of ringtail possum and koala: Possible influence of diet, on the gut microbiota
Veterinary Microbiology. 2013 Oct 25; 166(3-4); 429–437. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.06.026
Thosaporn Coldham et al.

Molecular characterization of Trypanosoma (Megatrypanum) spp. infecting cattle (Bos taurus), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis) in the United States
Veterinary Parasitology. 2013 Oct 18; 197(1–2): 29–42. doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2013.04.037
Amanda C. Fisher et al.

Nutrias and muskrats as bioindicators for the presence of Echinococcus multilocularis in new endemic areas
Veterinary Parasitology. 2013 Oct 18; 197(1–2): 283–287. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2013.05.003
Gerald Umhang et al.

Spatial and temporal interactions between livestock and wildlife in South Central Spain assessed by camera traps
Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 2013; [Epub ahead of print 2013 Aug 27]
E. Kukielka et al.

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