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

March 24, 2017  

Avian influenza is sweeping the world this year, and there’s information you need to know to protect your flock. We are joined by Dr. Tom Baker, the Incident Commander at the Feather Board Command Centre, to discuss the new strain of avian influenza, review the recent cases in the U.S., and go over what small flock owners in Ontario need to know.

Helpful Links

Feather Board Command Centre

OAHN Poulty Page

Podcast on Avian Influenza Information for Veterinarians and Small Flock Owners

Avian Influenza Infographic for Backyard Flock Owners

Poultry Biosecurity Infographic

 

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Avian influenza is sweeping the world this year, and there’s information you need to know to protect your flock. We are joined by Dr. Tom Baker, the Incident Commander at the Feather Board Command Centre, to discuss the new strain of avian influenza, review the recent cases in the U.S., and go over what commercial producers in Ontario need to know.

Helpful Links

Feather Board Command Centre

OAHN Poulty Page

Podcast on Avian Influenza Information for Veterinarians and Small Flock Owners

Poultry Biosecurity Infographic

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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 and 519-826-3680.

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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 is joined by Sherry Taylor, Dr. Alexandra Reid and Erin Chesterfield from OMAFRA. They discuss the route that food and welfare issues take throughout OMAFRA, and highlight some important points for veterinarians.

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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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**This is a short podcast  <14 minutes**

Today on the OAHN podcast, Dr. Melanie Barham sits down with OAHN Communications Assistant Michael Deane to discuss social media. They go over:
 

-the benefits of using social media for veterinarians,
-how it can actually save time and streamline the continuing education process,
-finding good news information to improve client interactions,
-finding reputable information during an outbreak,
-some important terms to know when using Twitter,
-how to use Twitter,
-resources available

Please find links below to other OAHN social media resources:
 
 
 
 
 
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In the final section of our 5-part postmortem podcast series, Dr. Nick Nation, from the University of Alberta, along with Dr. Maria Spinato, from the Animal Health Laboratory at the University of Guelph, discuss their top tips for submitting samples to a lab. You can access an in-depth write-up and summary on the topic here: http://oahn.ca/resources/general/the-necropsy-in-veterinary-medicine-part-5

You must be logged in to the OAHN website as a registered veterinarian in Ontario to access these written summaries.
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In part 3 of our 5-part postmortem podcast series, Dr. Nick Nation, from the University of Alberta, along with Dr. Maria Spinato, from the Animal Health Laboratory at the University of Guelph, discuss identification, examination, protection and maintaining you tools. You can access an in-depth write up on the subjects here: http://oahn.ca/resources/equine/the-necropsy-in-veterinary-medicine-part-3/


and a summarized version ready for printing and use in clinic or the vet truck. You must be logged in to the OAHN website as a registered veterinarian in Ontario to access these written summaries.
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In Part 2 of our 5-part postmortem podcast series, Dr. Nick Nation, from the University of Alberta, outlines the basic priniciples of a postmortem, euthanasia, understanding the changes that take place during postmortem, and tips for opening a carcass. You can access an in-depth write up on the subjects here: http://oahn.ca/resources/equine/the-necropsy-in-veterinary-medicine-part-2/ and a summarized version ready for printing and use in clinic or the vet truck. You must be logged in to the OAHN website as a registered veterinarian in Ontario to access these written summaries.

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