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

This podcast concludes our series on bovine respiratory disease. Dr. Melanie Barham is once again joined by Dr. Joanne Hewson and Dr. Jeff Caswell, and they discuss patterns of respiratory lesions, and clinical perspectives such as typical clinical presentation.

Dr. Melanie Barham continues her conversation about Bovine Respiratory Disease with Dr. Jeff Caswell and Dr. Joanne Hewson. They discuss the clinical and pathological examination of the upper respiratory tract, the heart, pulmonary arteries and lymph nodes, before focusing on the lungs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In Part 1 of our 5-part postmortem podcast series, Dr. NickNation, from the University of Alberta, introduces the series, outlines thetools you need to do a postmortem, and discusses the reasons for doing a postmortem,and when you should not be conducting one. You can access an in-depth write upon the subjects here: http://oahn.ca/resources/equine/introduction-part-1-of-5-the-practical-vets-guide-to-field-post-mortems/ 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.

Dr. Melanie Barham talks to Dr. Andrew Vince about the “Dos and Don’ts” of surgical pathology. Dr. Vince discusses the decision-making process, sample selection, sample collection and fixation, and tips for submitting your samples to the lab.

 
Biopsies and pathology sampling are some of the most powerful tools in your veterinary toolkit.  Dr. Andrew Vince demystifies the process and provides practical tips to optimize your samples from surgical biopsy to skin biopsy.  This podcast is 16 minutes in length, and is geared toward all types of veterinarians who do biopsies.

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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April 13, 2015  

Dr. Melanie Barham sat down with poultry specialist Al Dam from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to discuss practical tips for how to prevent avian influenza in your flock, as well as highlighting important resources for veterinarians and producers.

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