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 28, 2018  

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.

February 8, 2017  

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.

July 13, 2016  

We discuss small ruminant lameness with Dr. Paula Menzies from OAHN's Small Ruminant Network. Lameness is a common problem in both sheep and goats. Learn about the causes and treatments, and what every producer should know about small ruminant lameness.

June 15, 2016  

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.
June 1, 2016  

Dr. Melanie Barham talks to Dr. Brad DeWolf and Dr. Alex Reid about Cysticercus ovis. Dr. DeWolf discusses what C. ovis is, how it is spread, and how to reduce the risk of infection. Dr. Reid discusses the OMAFRA perspective on C. ovis, including the current status of C. ovis in Ontario.

May 3, 2016  

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.

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."
February 3, 2016  

In this short podcast, Dr. Melanie Barham gives updates on what has been happening with the Ontario Animal Health Network over the past month. We aim to provide these short podcasts every month so you can follow OAHN's progress.

**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:
September 10, 2015  

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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