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

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.

January 22, 2016  

In this podcast you will learn about sampling methods for swine Influenza as well as receive first hand a swine practitioners point of view on the importance of completing routine swine influenza virus diagnostics for disease surveillance.

January 22, 2016  

In this podcast you will learn about swine influenza diagnostic tests that exist and recommendations for laboratory sample submissions.

January 22, 2016  
**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.
August 26, 2015  

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.
July 29, 2015  

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.

April 7, 2015  

Do you ever feel like the submission form doesn't quite capture what you need to tell the laboratory?  Most laboratories accept digital photos of samples. A picture is worth a thousand words, and a well taken specimen photo can be worth 10,000 words!  While photos can't replace your submission data, photos can really help in diagnosing cases. We interviewed Dr. Murray Hazlett, pathologist at the Animal Health Laboratory in Guelph to get some practical information about how to photograph lab samples in the field.  Dr. Hazlett gives some very easy to implement tips for veterinarians using digital cameras or smart phones.  

November 27, 2014  

This podcast is directed at all veterinarians (large and small animal discussions).  Today we interview Dr. Maureen Anderson, DACVIM and lead for rabies at OMAFRA about the hot topic of rabies.  We tell you what every vet should know about the new regulations and testing in Ontario, and offer a refresher on rabies as a disease.

 

 

·         https://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/rabies (includes an excellent Q&A sheet)

·         http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/general/facts/info_rabies.htm (includes signs of rabies in livestock)

·         http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/info_rabies.htm (slightly older (2001) specific to rabies in horses, but covers other facts as well)

·         Worms and Germs Blog (www.wormsandgermsblog.com) includes lots of posts on rabies cases in the media, as well as an info sheet for owners

 
**Updated information: At time of publication of the original podcast, this information was not public.  The OAVT has entered into a contract with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) to assist in animal specimen collection and submission for testing on behalf of Public Health Units in the Province of Ontario. RVTs are invited to put their skills to work by becoming a member of the Rabies Response Program (RRP) team!  Remuneration is provided.  NOTE: The OAVT RRP is specifically for the use of the Public Health Units to facilitate testing in cases of potential human exposure to rabies.  Veterinarians and the public cannot call the RRP directly.  Cases of potential domestic animal exposure to rabies should continue to be reported to OMAFRA, and OMAFRA will work with local veterinary staff to manage these cases and facilitate testing when necessary.

 

RVTs interested in more information on the OAVT RRP can call 1-844-872-2437 or email RRP@oavt.org.

Veterinary clinics interested in more information on working with OMAFRA in cases of domestic animal rabies exposure are invited to contact Dr. Maureen Anderson at maureen.e.c.anderson@ontario.ca or Dr. Michelle Brown at michelle.brown@ontario.ca

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