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January 10, 2020  

Dr. Maureen Anderson of the OAHN Companion Animal network speaks with Dr. Doug DeBoer, Professor of Dermatology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD), regarding canine staphylococcal pyoderma; including management and treatment of antimicrobial resistant infections, and how to help avoid increasing resistance issues.

For more information on antimicrobial stewardship and canine superficial bacterial folliculitis, veterinarians can login to access these and other infographic resources at www.oahn.ca:



December 4, 2019  

Sarah Haworth from Trent University discusses the goals of the recent OAHN wildlife network project: providing background information on chronic wasting disease (CWD), details about CWD in white tailed deer in Ontario, and the findings of the investigation of characterization of spatial patterns of CWD susceptibility in white tailed deer.


To read more details about this project, follow this link to the project's page on OAHN.ca - https://oahn.ca/resources/characterizing-the-spatial-patterns-of-chronic-wasting-disease-susceptibility-in-white-tailed-deer/

November 1, 2019  

In this episode, OAHN Equine Network co-lead Dr. Alison Moore is joined by Dr. Tracey Chenier DVM, DVSc, DACVT, Associate Professor of Theriogenology at the Ontario Veterinary College to discuss equine herpesvirus-1 abortion in mares. Listen as they discuss how mares become infected with the virus, how it is spread, how to manage an abortion outbreak, how to reduce the likelihood of it happening in the first place and so much more!

March 12, 2019  

Learn about what Ontario veterinarians were seeing in horses from Oct-Dec 2018, and find out about recurrent airway obstruction or heaves, strangles, rhinitis, impaction colic, laminitis, and much more.

February 8, 2019  

OAHN Equine Network co-lead Dr. Alison Moore, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, DACVSMR from OMAFRA is joined by board-certified clinical pathologist, Dr. Janet Beeler-Marfisi, BA, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVP, to discuss interpretation of CBC, biochemical and endocrine profile data in equine athletes. Join them as they have a lively discussion on the interpretation of WBC changes (the “flipped differential”), GGT, the iron panel, and so much more!

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.

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.

April 26, 2018  

We are joined by Dr. Glenn Duizer, veterinary epidemiologist within Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Office. Dr. Duizer gives an update on the PED situation in Manitoba, abd discusses how the province has dealt with this outbreak.


This podcast was recorded in December 2017.

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


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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