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 12, 2019  

Learn about what Ontario veterinarians were seeing in horses from Oct-Dec 2018, and find out about recurrent airway obstruction or heaves, strangles, rhinitis, impaction colic, laminitis, and much more.

February 8, 2019  

OAHN Equine Network co-lead Dr. Alison Moore, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, DACVSMR from OMAFRA is joined by board-certified clinical pathologist, Dr. Janet Beeler-Marfisi, BA, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVP, to discuss interpretation of CBC, biochemical and endocrine profile data in equine athletes. Join them as they have a lively discussion on the interpretation of WBC changes (the “flipped differential”), GGT, the iron panel, and so much more!

November 21, 2018  

Companion Animal Network co-lead Dr. Maureen Anderson, DVM, DVSc, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)  from OMAFRA is joined by board-certified internal medicine specialist Dr. Bronwyn Rutland, BSc, BVMS, DACVIM to discuss chronic diarrhea in dogs and cats. They discuss what chronic diarrhea is, common causes,  infectious diseases, management strategies (including fecal transplantation), diagnostic approaches, and much more.

September 12, 2018  

With such a hot summer, and with more heat around the corner, we decided to give some top tips on how to submit your lab samples during hot weather.

April 26, 2018  

We are joined by Dr. Glenn Duizer, veterinary epidemiologist within Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Office. Dr. Duizer gives an update on the PED situation in Manitoba, abd discusses how the province has dealt with this outbreak.


This podcast was recorded in December 2017.

Today, we are joined by Dr. Michelle Evason, an internal medicine specialist and associate professor of small animal internal medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of PEI. Dr. Evason discusses the different types of ticks in Ontario and the types of diseases they cause in dogs, including anaplasmosis, erlichiosis, and more. As well, Dr. Evason discusses diseases that are not yet in Canada, but have been found in the Northern U.S.

Other resources on tick-borne disease:

Ticks and Lyme Disease in Ontario: What's the Real Risk?

Worms and Germs Tick Tracker

Parasite Prevalence Maps

CDC: Geographic distribution of ticks that bite humans


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.

December 13, 2017  

Today we are joined by Dr. Chris Byra, a recently retired swine practitioner from Western Canada, and the current manager of Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network (CSHIN) and the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network (CWSHIN). Dr. Byra discusses what CSHIN and CWSHIN do, and the swine diseases that these organizations follow. Dr. Byra goes on to discuss porcine epidemic diarrhea, and the recent outbreak in Western Canada. 

November 16, 2017  

The final installment in our 5-part podcast series, where our OAHN Equine Network members answer top equine professionals' questions about equine strangles.

We are joined by Dr. Alison Moore, DVM DVSc DACVIM DACVSMR, Lead Veterinarian, Animal Health and Welfare at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, who answers the following questions:

"What is strangles and what causes it? I know there's a vaccine, but does this mean it's caused by a virus?"

"What types or populations of horses are at a greater risk for contracting strangles?"

"Is there a risk of abortion in a pregnant mare?"

"What's the risk to very young foals?"


November 2, 2017  

Part 4 of a 5-part podcast series, where our OAHN Equine Network veterinarians answer top equine professionals' questions about equine strangles.

We are joined by Ontario equine veterinarian Dr. Jessica Peatling, who answers the following questions:

"Can we manage horses using approporiate biosecurity practices so that we don't have to vaccinate?"

"Should barnowners require a negative strangles test before they bring in a new horse?"

"Is strangles a reportable disease in Canada? What about the U.S.?"

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