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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.
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 17, 2016  

In this podcast you will gain knowledge into how diagnostic information is being compared across North America and the importance of “knowing and understanding the bigger picture” when it comes to Influenza A viruses.

February 10, 2016  

In this podcast you will gain a Public Health perspective on Influenza A viruses.  You will obtain a better knowledge on why human vaccination is so important and recommended.  You will obtain a better understanding on how influenza varies with season and where you can access this information.

February 10, 2016  

In this podcast you will gain knowledge into what diagnostics are being completed for swine Influenza viruses across Canada and how the information is further being used. 

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