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 Dr. Maureen Anderson from OMAFRA and the OAHN Companion Animal network, who discusses the current status of rabies in Ontario. Dr. Anderson outlines current risks, how rabies is transmitted, and what you can do as a pet owner or vet if you think a pet has come in contact with a rabid animal. As well, Dr. Anderson explains where you can go for further resources about rabies in Ontario.

To access the OMAFRA rabies resource page, click here: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/food/inspection/ahw/rabies.htm

Veterinarians can contact an OMAFRA veterinarian for assistance with the risk assessment, if needed, by calling the Agriculture Information Contact Centre (AICC) at 1-877-424-1300.

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In part 4 of 4 of our Raw Food series, we are joined by Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe, board certified veterinary nutritionist and research chair from the OVC. We discuss raw and homemade food diets from a nutritionist perspective. 

Check out Part 1Part 2, and Part 3 of our raw food series, where we discuss raw food diets from an infectious disease perspective.

 This podcast is 20 mins in length.

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In part 3 of our Raw Food series, we are joined by Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe, board certified veterinary nutritionist and research chair from the OVC. We discuss raw and homemade food diets from a nutritionist perspective. 

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our raw food series, where we discuss raw food diets from an infectious disease perspective.

This podcast is 11 minutes in length.

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In part 2 of our Raw Food Series, we are again joined by board certified internal medicine specialist from the Ontario Veterinary College Dr. Scott Weese to discuss raw food diets for pets. Dr. Weese discusses the top 3 concerns with raw food diets, nutritional analysis, risks, how to discuss raw food diets with pet owners, and much more. You can access part 1 by clicking here, and stay tuned for parts 3 and 4, where we will be talking to Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe about raw food nutrition. 

This podcast is 11 minutes in length.

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Today, we are joined by board certified internal medicine specialist from the Ontario Veterinary College Dr. Scott Weese to discuss raw food diets for pets. We discuss the science behind raw food diets, including what raw food diets are, the risks that can come with raw food diets, nutritional adequacy, and much more. We will be posting part 2 in the coming weeks.

This podcast is 15 minutes in length.

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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.

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Dr. Curtis Russell from Public Health Ontario shares the most up to date info on Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases from a human surveillance perspective, and as it relates to pet owners, and veterinarians.  He also reviews the life cycles and kinds of ticks found in Ontario.  Great review and current info as part 1 of our Lyme disease in companion animals series.  Next episode will feature Dr. Michelle Evason, DACVIM, with a review of clinical aspects, new Lyme knowledge, diagnostics and treatments.

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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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