OAHN Update - March 2021

Mike Deane and Melanie Barham

Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.
AHL Newsletter 2021;25(1):6.

The Ontario Animal Health Network has been busy throughout the fall and winter, releasing many new veterinary, producer, and owner reports, as well info sheets, infographics, resources, a podcast series, and much more.

New OAHN Resources

Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) Biosecurity Infographic and Info Sheet

The OAHN Poultry Network has created new resources to help producers with ILT in their flocks.  The ILT biosecurity infographic and info sheet cover signs of ILT, how it is spread, how to protect your flock, and what to do if you have sick birds.

Humane Slaughter for Small to Medium Size Aquaculture Producers Info Sheet and Case Study

The OAHN Fish Network created an info sheet and case study that cover the materials and methodology, and everything else you need to know about the humane slaughter for aquaculture producers.

Managing the Risk of Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF) from Sheep to Bison

The OAHN Small Ruminant Network prepared an info sheet for small ruminant and bison producers on how to manage the risk of malignant catarrhal fever from sheep to bison.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Resources

The OAHN Companion Animal Network has created an antimicrobial stewardship resources page, which collects Veterinary antimicrobial stewardship resources, antimicrobial use guidelines, additional veterinary resources and statements, and related public health resources.

Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN) Companion Animal Expert Network Public Health Report 2020

Check out the Companion Animal Network’s 2020 public health report, which contains public health information for all networks, including Salmonella Dublin septicemia in a puppy, Brucella in breeding kennels: Project summary, Echinococcus multilocularis, Backyard bird resources, and much more.

OAHN COVID-19 Mini-Podcasts

The OAHN mini-podcast series on COVID-19 precautions in veterinary clinics features quick 3-5 minute “lighting rounds” with advice and tips from infection control expert and University of Guelph professor Dr. Scott Weese.  Check out all of the podcast here: http://oahn.podbean.com/category/covid19/

New Reports and Resources

The latest network reports for companion animals, bovine, swine, poultry, and equine have been posted to the OAHN site under “Network Reports”.

We have lots of other new reports, lab data, and resources.  Be sure to check out OAHN.ca