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

November 21, 2018  

Companion Animal Network co-lead Dr. Maureen Anderson, DVM, DVSc, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM) from OMAFRA is joined by board-certified internal medicine specialist Dr. Bronwyn Rutland, BSc, BVMS, DACVIM to discuss chronic diarrhea in dogs and cats. They discuss what chronic diarrhea is, common causes, infectious diseases, management strategies (including fecal transplantation), diagnostic approaches, and much more.

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Today, we are joined by Dr. Michelle Evason, an internal medicine specialist and associate professor of small animal internal medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of PEI. Dr. Evason discusses the different types of ticks in Ontario and the types of diseases they cause in dogs, including anaplasmosis, erlichiosis, and more. As well, Dr. Evason discusses diseases that are not yet in Canada, but have been found in the Northern U.S.

Other resources on tick-borne disease:

Ticks and Lyme Disease in Ontario: What's the Real Risk?

Worms and Germs Tick Tracker

Parasite Prevalence Maps

CDC: Geographic distribution of ticks that bite humans

 

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In part 4 of 4 of our Raw Food series, we are joined by Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe, board certified veterinary nutritionist and research chair from the OVC. We discuss raw and homemade food diets from a nutritionist perspective. 

Check out Part 1Part 2, and Part 3 of our raw food series, where we discuss raw food diets from an infectious disease perspective.

 This podcast is 20 mins in length.

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In part 3 of our Raw Food series, we are joined by Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe, board certified veterinary nutritionist and research chair from the OVC. We discuss raw and homemade food diets from a nutritionist perspective. 

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our raw food series, where we discuss raw food diets from an infectious disease perspective.

This podcast is 11 minutes in length.

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In part 2 of our Raw Food Series, we are again joined by board certified internal medicine specialist from the Ontario Veterinary College Dr. Scott Weese to discuss raw food diets for pets. Dr. Weese discusses the top 3 concerns with raw food diets, nutritional analysis, risks, how to discuss raw food diets with pet owners, and much more. You can access part 1 by clicking here, and stay tuned for parts 3 and 4, where we will be talking to Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe about raw food nutrition. 

This podcast is 11 minutes in length.

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Today, we are joined by board certified internal medicine specialist from the Ontario Veterinary College Dr. Scott Weese to discuss raw food diets for pets. We discuss the science behind raw food diets, including what raw food diets are, the risks that can come with raw food diets, nutritional adequacy, and much more. We will be posting part 2 in the coming weeks.

This podcast is 15 minutes in length.

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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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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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Dr. Curtis Russell from Public Health Ontario shares the most up to date info on Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases from a human surveillance perspective, and as it relates to pet owners, and veterinarians.  He also reviews the life cycles and kinds of ticks found in Ontario.  Great review and current info as part 1 of our Lyme disease in companion animals series.  Next episode will feature Dr. Michelle Evason, DACVIM, with a review of clinical aspects, new Lyme knowledge, diagnostics and treatments.

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Dr. Melanie Barham sits down with Dr. Maureen Anderson, the Lead Veterinarian, Animal Health & Welfare at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, to discuss the recent raccoon-variant rabies cases around Hamilton, Ontario, and the one fox-variant case found in Perth County. Dr. Anderson also discusses vaccination, the Rabies Response Program, and other resources for veterinarians and pet owners. 

To access OMAFRA's Rabies in Ontario site that is mentioned in the podcast, click here: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/food/inspection/ahw/rabies.htm
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