The CCH develops, evaluates and applies novel tools and techniques to characterize the health status of populations and systems in a manner that is timely, accurate and crosses disciplines. Examples of surveillance projects include:

  • Evaluation of Michigan State’s program for the prevention, detection, and control of chronic wasting disease
  • Evaluation of BC’s fish health surveillance program
  • National surveillance of avian influenza in wild waterfowl
  • West Nile virus surveillance
  • Contribute to the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS)
  • Surveillance of horses, dogs, cats and wildlife on Vancouver Island for Cryptococcus neoformans gattii
  • Fish disease surveillance in BC
  • Incorporating animal disease data into public health surveillance systems
  • Medicated feed sales in BC
  • Surveys of cow-calf producers for enteric pathogens
  • Rabies surveys in raccoons and coyotes
  • Viral disease surveillance in aquaculture
  • Surveys of wildlife for Cryptosporidia, Giardia and Toxoplasma
  • Development of a theoretical and electronic foundation for a national network to look at animal and environmental health as a means of early detection or prediction of emerging human health risks
  • Food safety in seafood plants using HACCP
  • Surveillance of cattle for disease attributable to sour-gas production