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

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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**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 4 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 placement, incisions, postmortem tips, removing the brain, rabies and toxic plants. You can access an in-depth write-up and summary on the topics here: http://oahn.ca/resources/equine/the-necropsy-in-veterinary-medicine-part-4/

You must be logged in to the OAHN website as a registered veterinarian in Ontario to access these written summaries.
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Dr. Melanie Barham is joined by Kristina Cooper, the Provincial Manager of the OAVT Public Health Rabies Response Program, to give an update on the program for registered veterinary technicians and veterinarians. Kristina and Melanie discuss training, animal collection, tools, protection, and the details of the program. This podcast complements our first rabies podcast "What do all Ontario veterinarians need to know about rabies?"

 
Important Contact Information
 
 
To get involved in the program:
 
OAVT Public Health Rabies Response Program: 1-844-8-RABIES 
 
To report human to animal rabies suspect exposure:
 
Public Health Units in Ontario: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx
 
1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free)
 
For assistance with cases of potential domestic animal exposure to rabies (including risk assessment, sample submission and post-exposure management), contact OMAFRA via the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300
 
For technical information and tutorial videos regarding sample collection and submission, please see the documents posted on the AHL website at:
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December 3, 2014  
 

This podcast is for small animal veterinarians in Ontario.  Today we interview Dr. Maureen Anderson, DACVIM, and the lead veterinarian for rabies at OMAFRA.  We tell you what every vet should know about the new regulations and testing in Ontario, and offer a refresher on rabies as a disease.

 Resources for rabies: 

 

·         https://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/rabies (includes an excellent Q&A sheet)

·         http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/general/facts/info_rabies.htm (includes signs of rabies in livestock)

·         http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/info_rabies.htm (slightly older (2001) specific to rabies in horses, but covers other facts as well)

·         Worms and Germs Blog (www.wormsandgermsblog.com) includes lots of posts on rabies cases in the media, as well as an info sheet for owners

 

**Updated information: At time of publication of the original podcast, this information was not public.  The OAVT has entered into a contract with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) to assist in animal specimen collection and submission for testing on behalf of Public Health Units in the Province of Ontario. RVTs are invited to put their skills to work by becoming a member of the Rabies Response Program (RRP) team!  Remuneration is provided.  NOTE: The OAVT RRP is specifically for the use of the Public Health Units to facilitate testing in cases of potential human exposure to rabies.  Veterinarians and the public cannot call the RRP directly.  Cases of potential domestic animal exposure to rabies should continue to be reported to OMAFRA, and OMAFRA will work with local veterinary staff to manage these cases and facilitate testing when necessary.

 

RVTs interested in more information on the OAVT RRP can call 1-844-872-2437 or email RRP@oavt.org.

Veterinary clinics interested in more information on working with OMAFRA in cases of domestic animal rabies exposure are invited to contact Dr. Maureen Anderson at maureen.e.c.anderson@ontario.ca or Dr. Michelle Brown at michelle.brown@ontario.ca

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This podcast is directed at all veterinarians (large and small animal discussions).  Today we interview Dr. Maureen Anderson, DACVIM and lead for rabies at OMAFRA about the hot topic of rabies.  We tell you what every vet should know about the new regulations and testing in Ontario, and offer a refresher on rabies as a disease.

 

 

·         https://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/rabies (includes an excellent Q&A sheet)

·         http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/general/facts/info_rabies.htm (includes signs of rabies in livestock)

·         http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/info_rabies.htm (slightly older (2001) specific to rabies in horses, but covers other facts as well)

·         Worms and Germs Blog (www.wormsandgermsblog.com) includes lots of posts on rabies cases in the media, as well as an info sheet for owners

 
**Updated information: At time of publication of the original podcast, this information was not public.  The OAVT has entered into a contract with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) to assist in animal specimen collection and submission for testing on behalf of Public Health Units in the Province of Ontario. RVTs are invited to put their skills to work by becoming a member of the Rabies Response Program (RRP) team!  Remuneration is provided.  NOTE: The OAVT RRP is specifically for the use of the Public Health Units to facilitate testing in cases of potential human exposure to rabies.  Veterinarians and the public cannot call the RRP directly.  Cases of potential domestic animal exposure to rabies should continue to be reported to OMAFRA, and OMAFRA will work with local veterinary staff to manage these cases and facilitate testing when necessary.

 

RVTs interested in more information on the OAVT RRP can call 1-844-872-2437 or email RRP@oavt.org.

Veterinary clinics interested in more information on working with OMAFRA in cases of domestic animal rabies exposure are invited to contact Dr. Maureen Anderson at maureen.e.c.anderson@ontario.ca or Dr. Michelle Brown at michelle.brown@ontario.ca

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