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

October 17, 2017  

Part 2 of a 5-part podcast series, where our OAHN Equine Network veterinarians answer top equine professionals' questions about equine strangles.

We are joined by Ontario equine veterinarian Dr. Chris Grossenbacher, who answers the following questions:


"Is strangles hard to clear from a farm once an infection has been established?

"There seems to be a lot of difference in opinion on whether to treat strangles of let it run its course; what's the best thing to do? i.e. Should we be treating with penicillin at the first onset of a fever?"

"What is bastard strangles? Are there different risks or specific procedures and protocols to follow when dealing with bastard strangles?"

October 11, 2017  

This is part 1 of a 5-part podcast series, where our OAHN Equine Network veterinarians answer top equine professionals' questions about equine strangles.

Today we are joined by Dr. Memo Arroyo, from the Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Arroyo answers many questions, including: "If my horse has recovered from strangles, can I assume that he has cleared the organisms and will never get it again?" and "How does a horse become a carrier and how would it be identified?"


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.

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.

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.  

December 29, 2016  

Join us as we interview Dr. Nathan Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, CHT (Hagyard Equine Medical Centre)on the topic of equine proliferative enteropathy and Lawsonia intracellularis.  This is the first in a 3 part series featuring a functional review of the latest knowledge on clinical signs, diagnostic approaches, treatments, farm management, and also new modalities such as vaccination.  EPE has been a topic featured recently in the OAHN equine report (fall 2016).

December 1, 2016  

We are joined by Dr. Memo Arroyo, medicine clinician at the Ontario Veterinary College, who gives an update on the OAHN Equine Project: "Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in Ontario horses." Dr. Arroyo also discusses the upcoming OVC Equine Research Update night on December 15th. 

June 22, 2016  

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.  


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.

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



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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