Ontario Animal Health Network Veterinary Podcasts Veterinary Podcast station of the Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN) in Canada- we can also be downloaded from iTunes

We are joined by Alex Heim, the Premises Information Management Coordinator within the Food Safety and Traceability Branch at OMAFRA, to discuss the Provincial Premises Registry (PPR). We discuss what the PPR is, why it was developed, how it fits into the national plan, how you can register your premises, and much more.

To get more information or register your premises, you can visit https://www.ontarioppr.com, call 1-855-697-7743 (MY PPR ID), or contact Alex at Alexander.Heim@ontario.ca.

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January 11, 2017  

Dr. Memo Arroyo DVSc, PhD, DACVIM, Associate Professor, Lic. Med. Vet. at the Ontario Veterinary College, joins us to discuss equine proliferative enteropathy (Lawsonia) in Ontario. Dr. Arroyo discusses the history and prevalence of Lawsonia in Ontario.

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December 29, 2016  

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on Equine Proliferative Enteropathy with Dr. Nathan Slovis DVM, DACVIM, CHT (Hagyard Equine Medical Centre), covering vaccination and farm management with Lawsonia intracellularis at play.  Next episode we speak with Dr. Memo Arroyo, who will provide the Ontario perspective.  

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December 29, 2016  

Join us as we interview Dr. Nathan Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, CHT (Hagyard Equine Medical Centre)on the topic of equine proliferative enteropathy and Lawsonia intracellularis.  This is the first in a 3 part series featuring a functional review of the latest knowledge on clinical signs, diagnostic approaches, treatments, farm management, and also new modalities such as vaccination.  EPE has been a topic featured recently in the OAHN equine report (fall 2016).

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December 1, 2016  

We are joined by Dr. Memo Arroyo, medicine clinician at the Ontario Veterinary College, who gives an update on the OAHN Equine Project: "Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in Ontario horses." Dr. Arroyo also discusses the upcoming OVC Equine Research Update night on December 15th. 

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June 22, 2016  

We are joined by Mike Draper, the livestock community sales coordinator for OMAFRA's veterinary services unit, to discuss the veterinary services unit within OMAFRA, regulating livestock auction markets, Mr. Draper's role within OMAFRA's animal protection team, when veterinarians should contact him, and what equine veterinarians should know.  

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Dr. Melanie Barham is joined by Mike Draper the livestock community sales coordinator for OMAFRA's veterinary services unit. They discuss Mr. Draper's role within OMAFRA's animal protection team and what veterinarians should know. 

Mike Draper's phone # is 519-537-2032, if you need to contact him.
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Dr. Melanie Barham talks with Dr. Cindy McMann and Jacinta Cassidy from Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis about the signs of abuse that a veterinarian might notice when treating a family’s pets, and approaches that a veterinarian can employ to help when they become aware of .an abusive situation, whether with women, men, or children, and some of the relationship between animal abuse and abuse in relationships.

Dr. McMann also discusses a program they are developing that finds temporary emergency boarding and care for the animals of women that need to enter the domestic violence shelter. Many women in violent situations will delay or avoid leaving the situation due to not being able to find care for their pets

Resources

www.gwwomenincrisis.org

Crisis lines: 519-836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233

Dr. McMann's email if you want to learn more about the emergency boarding project

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Dr. Melanie Barham sits down with Dr. Maureen Anderson, the Lead Veterinarian, Animal Health & Welfare at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, to discuss the recent raccoon-variant rabies cases around Hamilton, Ontario, and the one fox-variant case found in Perth County. Dr. Anderson also discusses vaccination, the Rabies Response Program, and other resources for veterinarians and pet owners. 

To access OMAFRA's Rabies in Ontario site that is mentioned in the podcast, click here: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/food/inspection/ahw/rabies.htm
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OAHN's Dr. Melanie Barham is joined by Dr. Jim Fairles, the Client Services Veterinarian at the Animal Health Laboratory in Guelph. Dr. Fairles gives his top tips for how veterinarians can get the most out of their lab samples. 

 
For more tips on properly submitting lab samples, and getting more out of your lab dollars, check out our YouTube page, where we have many short "how to videos."
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