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

We are joined by Mike Draper, the livestock community sales coordinator for OMAFRA's veterinary services unit, to discuss the veterinary services unit within OMAFRA, regulating livestock auction markets, Mr. Draper's role within OMAFRA's animal protection team, when veterinarians should contact him, and what equine veterinarians should know.  

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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.
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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.

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Dr. Melanie Barham talks with Dr. Cindy McMann and Jacinta Cassidy from Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis about the signs of abuse that a veterinarian might notice when treating a family’s pets, and approaches that a veterinarian can employ to help when they become aware of .an abusive situation, whether with women, men, or children, and some of the relationship between animal abuse and abuse in relationships.

 

Dr. McMann also discusses a program they are developing that finds temporary emergency boarding and care for the animals of women that need to enter the domestic violence shelter. Many women in violent situations will delay or avoid leaving the situation due to not being able to find care for their pets

 

Resources

 

www.gwwomenincrisis.org

 

Crisis lines: 519-836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233

 

Dr. McMann's email if you want to learn more about the emergency boarding project

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