OAHN update - March 2020
Sabrina Di Ilio, Kate Todd
Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph, ON
AHL Newsletter 2020;24(1):5.
The Ontario Animal Health Network has been busy throughout the winter, releasing new podcasts, infographics, as well as small flock poultry veterinary videos. Read on to find links and descriptions of what we’ve been working on.
EVH-1 Infographic and Canine Staphylococcal Pyoderma Podcast
|The OAHN Equine network created a new infographic on equine herpesvirus-1 abortion. The infographic was prepared to help horse owners learn about EHV-1 and how to minimize risk for their horses.|
|The OAHN Companion Animal network created a new podcast: Management and Treatment of Canine Staphylococcal Pyoderma. In this episode, OAHN Companion Animal network co-lead Dr. Maureen Anderson is joined by Dr. Doug DeBoer, Professor of Dermatology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, to discuss management and treatment of antimicrobial resistant infections, and how to help avoid increasing resistance issues from canine staphylococcal pyoderma.||
OAHN Small Flock Poultry Video Series
OAHN has been working with Dr. Victoria Bowes, a diagnostic avian pathologist with a special interest in small flock medicine, to produce a series of videos to assist veterinarians treating small flock poultry. We have recently released the videos on the topic of acute mortality in small flock poultry; these can be found here: https://oahn.ca/small-flock/
Completed Research Projects
Each OAHN network has embarked on one or more research initiatives related to disease surveillance for their specific species.
- OAHN Companion Animal Research Project: Update of Infection Prevention and Control - Best Practices for Small Animal Veterinary Clinics - https://oahn.ca/resources/oahn-companion-animal-research-project-infection-prevention-and-control-best-practices-for-small-animal-veterinary-clinics/
- OAHN Companion Animal Research Project: Brucella canis in Commercial Dog Breeding Kennels in Southern Ontario - https://oahn.ca/resources/oahn-companion-animal-research-project-brucella-canis-in-commercial-dog-breeding-kennels-in-southern-ontario/
- OAHN Bovine Network Project: OAHN Dairy Veterinary Antimicrobial Sales Benchmarking 2018 - https://oahn.ca/resources/oahn-bovine-network-project-oahn-dairy-veterinary-antimicrobial-sales-benchmarking/
Aquatic Animal Health Report
The semi-annual report from the OAHN Fish network on Aquatic Animal Health is now available online at:
We have lots of other new reports, lab data, and resources. Be sure to check out OAHN.ca