Ontario Animal Health Network
OAHN Update, June 2018
OAHN project videos and reports: In 2015, each network was funded to fill a gap in surveillance through a project. OAHN projects were run by a Principal Investigator in conjunction with each network. You can watch videos we have filmed with the grad students who were working on OAHN projects here: http://oahn.ca/news/oahn-grad-student-features/.
OAHN program announcement: As of May 1st, 2018, OAHN will continue within the OMAFRA-University of Guelph agreement, and will continue to be housed at AHL, in collaboration with OMAFRA, UofG, and private industry. We are ecstatic that this project has become a program, and are looking forward to continuing with Ontario animal disease surveillance and spreading the word to veterinarians, producers, owners, and others. To read about what we accomplished in our first 5 years, check out the DSP Magazine: https://oahn.ca/resources/staying-ahead-of-the-curve-magazine-the-disease-surveillance-plan-2013-2018/
Recent news featuring OAHN: OAHN was featured in Research Magazine, published by the OMAFRA-University of Guelph Agreement. Check us out on pp 20-21: https://www.uoguelph.ca/research/sites/default/files/public/UofG_Research_Yearbook_2017-18_Web_sm.pdf
New look for OAHN reports: Stay tuned for our new look for both producer and veterinary reports this quarter.
New Podcasts: Ticks and Rabies in Ontario
· 2018 Ontario Rabies Update http://oahn.podbean.com/e/2018-ontario-rabies-update-with-dr-maureen-anderson/
· Ontario Tick-Borne Disease Update http://oahn.podbean.com/e/ontario-tick-borne-disease-update-with-dr-michelle-evason/
Staying Up-to-Date on Ontario Animal Health
We regularly publish disease alerts and industry updates that are sent to us from OMAFRA, the Feather Board Command Centre, Public Health Units, and other reputable Ontario organizations. In addition, we scan the internet, publishing current animal health and welfare, One Health, and veterinary medicine news from Ontario and throughout North America. There are 4 ways you can follow us to stay on top of animal health news:
· OAHN Facebook Page—https://www.facebook.com/OntarioAnimalHealthNetwork/
· OAHN Twitter Page—https://twitter.com/OntAnHealthNet
· Follow the OAHN News Section—https://oahn.ca/news-archive/
· Sign-up for the OAHN Veterinary Newsletter if you’re a vet or RVT.
The OAHN Equine Network produced 2 infographics on West Nile virus for equine veterinarians to share with their clients, promoting the value of vaccination: http://oahn.ca/resources/oahn-equine-west-nile-virus-infographics/
*New Network Reports*
We have recently published new veterinary and/or owner/producer reports for our Poultry, Companion Animal, Small Ruminant, Swine, and Equine networks. You can access the reports by going to https://oahn.ca and clicking on the Networks Reports tab. Note that you must be registered and signed in to view the veterinary reports, along with lab data and clinical impression summaries.
Do you ask your clients for their Premises IDs? Check out how fast and easy it is to do by registering your vet clinic: https://www.ontarioppr.com/home_en.html