Welcome to
The Ontario Animal Health Network

OAHN seeks to form a line of communication with as many veterinarians across Ontario as possible, both to collect information about diseases seen in practice and to share pertinent health and disease information.

We’re dedicated to early detection and response to emerging infectious disease in our province’s animal populations.

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What’s Happening

Featured Resources

16 Nov , 2022

Aquatic Network Research Project: Biosecurity for aquatic animal facilities – content development for a website and workshop, thinkific platform and booklet

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31 Oct , 2022

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Surveillance Project

The OAHN wildlife and companion animal networks have also received approval for a joint project to provide subsidized testing for cases in deceased domestic rabbits that meet certain high-risk criteria, as well as testing for high-risk cases from rehab facilities.  It is anticipated that submissions under this surveillance project will be accepted beginning in November 2022.  Watch Read more

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28 Oct , 2022

OAHN Equine Webinar #4 Recording: Vitamin E and Selenium with Dr. Shannon Pratt Phillips

Equine Webinar #4: Vitamin E and Selenium in Horses Presenter: Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips Dr. Shannon E. (Pratt) Phillips studied equine nutrition and exercise physiology for both her Master of Science (from the University of Kentucky) and her Doctor of Philosophy (from the University of Guelph). Dr. Phillips is currently a Professor of Equine Nutrition in Read more

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Data Contributors

The Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph
 IDEXX Laboratories Inc.
Gallant Custom Laboratories Inc.

The Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph, Gallant Custom Laboratories Inc., IDEXX Laboratories Inc., and OMAFRA all contribute data on top pathogens and diseases for network review. This laboratory data analysis is an essential component of the disease surveillance process. The OAHN expert networks compile and interpret these data and report trends or changes of note back to veterinarians, producers and animal owners in a variety of media formats.

Continuing Education through Social Media

We are constantly posting interesting and informative veterinary articles on our social media accounts. These help veterinarians, producers, owners and the public to understand what is happening in the broader veterinary world without spending a lot of time searching.