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Updated Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance in Ontario

A portion of all normal, healthy deer species over 12 months of age presented for slaughter in Ontario will be tested for CWD starting July 1st, 2019.

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Ontario Animal Health Network Annual Update

The annual OAHN Update reviews the past year at a glance, Information sharing initiatives, Disease investigations, and our OAHN network members from all of the OAHN networks.

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Disease Surveillance Reports

Disease Surveillance Reports
2019

08 Jul , 2019

Updated Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is updating chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance starting July 1st, 2019.

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Annual Reports

09 Mar , 2020

Annual OAHN Public Health Reports

Created especially for public health professionals in Ontario, highlighting pertinent topics the OAHN companion animal network’s reports.

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10 Feb , 2020

Ontario Animal Health Network Annual Update

The annual OAHN Update reviews the past year at a glance, Information sharing initiatives, Disease investigations, and our OAHN network members from all of the OAHN networks. Take a few moments to read through and review how the OAHN disease surveillance networks worked to improve animal health in Ontario. OAHN Annual Update 2018-2019 OAHN L’année …

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2018

Annual Report

09 Mar , 2020

Annual OAHN Public Health Reports

Created especially for public health professionals in Ontario, highlighting pertinent topics the OAHN companion animal network’s reports.

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24 Apr , 2018

Staying Ahead of the Curve Magazine: The Disease Surveillance Plan 2013-2018

Detailing what the DSP and OAHN completed from 2013-2018, including summaries by network, research projects, equipment purchased, tests developed, and much more.

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2016

11 Feb , 2016

Private: Presentation and Audio Recording from The Q1 2016 Mink Call

Below, please find the PowerPoint presentation and recording that accompanied Dr. Hugh Hildebrandt’s presentation on January 29, 2016.  PowerPoint Presentation Audio Recording of Presentation and Discussion: Download here

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Resources

Research and Projects

10 Sep , 2019

OAHN Wildlife Network Research Project: Characterizing the spatial patterns of chronic wasting disease susceptibility in white-tailed deer

Executive summary and full report on OAHN Wildlife Network Research Project 2018-2019.

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23 May , 2018

OAHN Alternative Species Research Project: Developing a health and disease surveillance network for Ontario mink farms

Executive summary and final report for the OAHN Alternative Species Research Project.

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Veterinary Resources

27 May , 2019

Private: Rabies Resource Page for Veterinarians

Find videos on how to obtain rabies samples from small and large mammals, as well as the rabies risk assessment flow chart.

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Necropsy in Veterinary Medicine Videos

26 Aug , 2015

Private: The Necropsy in Veterinary Medicine – Part 4

Learn about placement, incisions, postmortem tips, removing the brain, rabies and toxic plants.

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12 Aug , 2015

Private: The Necropsy in Veterinary Medicine – Part 3

Learn about identification, examination, protection and maintaining you tools for a postmortem.

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29 Jul , 2015

Private: The Necropsy in Veterinary Medicine – Part 2

Learn about the principles of a postmortem, euthanasia, understanding postmortem changes, and more.

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06 Jul , 2015

Private: The Necropsy in Veterinary Medicine – Part 1

To go along with our five part podcast on Veterinary Postmortems, we have seven write-ups from Dr. Nick Nation of the University of Alberta. This is part one.

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Team Members

Dr. Marina Brash

Animal Health Laboratory

Dr. Emily Martin

Animal Health Laboratory

Dr. Tim Pasma

Epidemiologist

OMAFRA

Dr. Melanie Barham

OAHN Coordinator

Animal Health Laboratory