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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September 12, 2018  

With such a hot summer, and with more heat around the corner, we decided to give some top tips on how to submit your lab samples during hot weather.

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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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We are joined by Dr. Maureen Anderson from OMAFRA and the OAHN Companion Animal network, who discusses the current status of rabies in Ontario. Dr. Anderson outlines current risks, how rabies is transmitted, and what you can do as a pet owner or vet if you think a pet has come in contact with a rabid animal. As well, Dr. Anderson explains where you can go for further resources about rabies in Ontario.

To access the OMAFRA rabies resource page, click here: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/food/inspection/ahw/rabies.htm

Veterinarians can contact an OMAFRA veterinarian for assistance with the risk assessment, if needed, by calling the Agriculture Information Contact Centre (AICC) at 1-877-424-1300.

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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 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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