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

June 22, 2017  

Wael Haddad, Apiary Data Coordinator at OMAFRA and co-lead of the OAHN Bee Network, is joined by Mylee Nordin, coordinator and professor at the Commercial Beekeeping Program at Niagara College, to discuss how the beekeeping program was started, advantages of enrolling, and much more.

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May 17, 2017  

We talk to Les Eccles, tech-transfer program lead with the Ontario Beekeepers' Association, about resources that are available to new and experienced beekeepers in Ontario. Les discusses the resources that are provided by the OBA and other associations, as well as how to figure out which online resources are reliable. Les also goes over the big issues affecting the industry.

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We are joined by Dr. Andrew Peregrine, BVMS, PhD, DVM, Diplomate EVPC, Diplomate ACVM (Veterinary Parasitology), Clinical Parasitologist at the Ontario Veterinary College, and Jonathon Kotwa, master's candidate in the department of pathobiology at the OVC. Dr. Peregrine and Mr. Kotwa discuss alveolar echinococcosis and human alveolar echinococcosis. As well, they discuss life cycle of echinococcis multilocularis, how it is transmitted, and who can host the disease.

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March 24, 2017  

Avian influenza is sweeping the world this year, and there’s information you need to know to protect your flock. We are joined by Dr. Tom Baker, the Incident Commander at the Feather Board Command Centre, to discuss the new strain of avian influenza, review the recent cases in the U.S., and go over what small flock owners in Ontario need to know.

Helpful Links

Feather Board Command Centre

OAHN Poulty Page

Podcast on Avian Influenza Information for Veterinarians and Small Flock Owners

Avian Influenza Infographic for Backyard Flock Owners

Poultry Biosecurity Infographic

 

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Avian influenza is sweeping the world this year, and there’s information you need to know to protect your flock. We are joined by Dr. Tom Baker, the Incident Commander at the Feather Board Command Centre, to discuss the new strain of avian influenza, review the recent cases in the U.S., and go over what commercial producers in Ontario need to know.

Helpful Links

Feather Board Command Centre

OAHN Poulty Page

Podcast on Avian Influenza Information for Veterinarians and Small Flock Owners

Poultry Biosecurity Infographic

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We are joined by Dr. Andrew Peregrine, BVMS, PhD, DVM, Diplomate EVPC, Diplomate ACVM (Veterinary Parasitology), Clinical Parasitologist at the Ontario Veterinary College, and Jonathon Kotwa, master's candidate in the department of pathobiology at the OVC. Dr. Peregrine and Mr. Kotwa discuss what echinococcus multiloclaris is, its history in Canada and Ontario, types of infections, and what veterinarians need to know.

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February 28, 2017  

Wael Haddad, Apiary Data Coordinator at OMAFRA and co-lead of the OAHN Bee Network, talks to Drs. Amro Zayed PhD, Durda Slavic DVM, MSc, PhD, and Hugh Cai DVM, MVSc, MSc, DVSc to discuss current honey bee research being conducted in Ontario and newly available laboratory resources for beekeepers.

Dr. Amro Zayed, York Research Chair in Genomics and Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at York University, gives an overview of his lab's portfolio and how his work is addressing some of the issues facing Ontario beekeeping industry.

Dr. Durda Slavic, Veterinary Bacteriologist in charge of the Bacteriology Section at the Animal Health Laboratory in Guelph, discusses what her lab section does and how she got involved in honey bee testing.

Dr. Hugh Cai, Veterinary Microbiologist and Supervisor of the Honey Bee Testing Lab at the Animal Healh Laboratory in Guelph, explains what the Animal Health Laboratory is and what services are offered to beekeepers and the public.

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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.

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January 11, 2017  

Dr. Memo Arroyo DVSc, PhD, DACVIM, Associate Professor, Lic. Med. Vet. at the Ontario Veterinary College, joins us to discuss equine proliferative enteropathy (Lawsonia) in Ontario. Dr. Arroyo discusses the history and prevalence of Lawsonia in Ontario.

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December 29, 2016  

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on Equine Proliferative Enteropathy with Dr. Nathan Slovis DVM, DACVIM, CHT (Hagyard Equine Medical Centre), covering vaccination and farm management with Lawsonia intracellularis at play.  Next episode we speak with Dr. Memo Arroyo, who will provide the Ontario perspective.  

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