Links on this Site

The Ontario Sheep Health program

The Ontario Maedi Visna Flock Status program

Handbook for the Control of Internal Parasites of Sheep and Goats

A Guide to Udder Health for Dairy Sheep

External Links

Small Ruminant Veterinarians of Ontario

American Assoc Small Ruminant Practitioners

International Sheep Veterinary Association

Sheep Veterinary Society

European College of Small Ruminant Health Management

International Goat Association

Canadian Sheep Federation

Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency

Canadian National Goat Federation

Ontario Goat

OMAF Small Ruminant Information

Dr. Paula Menzies DVM MPVM Dip. ECSRHM

Professor, Department of Population Medicine
Member of the Ruminant Health Management Group

Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph,
Guelph, Ontario CANADA

(519) 824-4120 ext 54043

Current and Recent Research

Committee Work and Membership

Effect of targeted selective deworming at lambing on Haemonchus burdens on Ontario sheep farms with anthelmintic resistance. Vice-President International Sheep Veterinary Association
Population dynamics of gastrointestinal nematodes in organic sheep farms in Ontario. Advisory group for the National Farm Level Biosecurity Standard for the Goat Sector.
Overwintering of gastrointestinal parasites in organic sheep production. Advisory group for the National Farm Level Biosecurity Standard for the Sheep Sector.
Determination of the prevalence of anthelmintic resistance in Ontario sheep farms with indicators of gastrointestinal parasitism. Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep - Scientific Committee
Prevalence of Q fever (Coxiella burnetii) in Ontario sheep flocks and goat herds and their farm workers. Canadian Sheep Federation On-Farm Food Safety Working Group - Technical Committee
Prevalence and strain identification of Coxiella burnetii on dairy goat farms and in associated wildlife National Q fever Working Group. National Association of Public Health Veterinarians (USA).
Appropriate welfare considerations for sheep subject to the recto-anal mucosal associated lymphoid tissue (RAMALT) biopsy for detection of scrapie infection.       Diplomate. European College of Small Ruminant Health Management
A survey of risk factors associated with condemnation of sheep carcasses due to Cysticercus ovis infection. Canadian Sheep Federation - Sheep Value Chain Roundtable Medications Working Group
Johne's disease in Ontario's small ruminant dairy industries: prevalence, potential risk factors, and performance comparison of serum, milk and fecal diagnostic methods. Small Ruminant Veterinarians of Ontario (SRVO). OVC Liasion.

Development and assessment of quality milk courses for Ontario dairy sheep and dairy goat producers.

American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
Pathogenesis of enzootic nasal tumor virus of sheep. Sheep Veterinary Society
National scrapie surveillance. International Goat Association
Detection of maedi visna virus infection in Ontario sheep flocks. Canadian Veterinary Reserve
Characterization of drug use in sheep flocks and presence of antimicrobial resistance. Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

Other activities include developing and maintaining as an advisor the Ontario Maedi Visna Flock Status program, the Ontario Sheep Health program, providing continuing education on a wide variety of topics including control of gastrointestinal parasites of sheep and goats.