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COVID-19 Related Resources for Veterinarians

COVID-19 is a new disease caused by a novel coronavirus not previously identified in humans, that has been named SARS-CoV-2. It was first recognized in December-2019 in Wuhan, China, as the cause of an outbreak of pneumonia in people.

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Latest Veterinary Need-2-Know (N2K) Update

This May-June 2020 update includes topics on the OAHN survey (Giardia and COVID challenges), Echinococcus multilocularis update, Ukraine canine importation, and a rabies in bats update.

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Disease Surveillance

Annual Lab Data by Quarter
Annual Reports and Updates
2020
2019

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

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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Resources

Clinical Resources
Antiparasitics Table

30 Apr , 2020

Anti-Parasitics Table for Cats and Dogs 2020 (April Update)

A table breaking down the different anti-parasitics for dogs and cats, outlining what species they are used for and what type of parasite they treat. The OAHN Companion Animal Network has created a simplified table for pet owners, and a veterinary version.

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Private: Anti-Parasitics Table for Cats and Dogs for Veterinarians 2020 (April Update)

A table breaking down the different anti-parasitics for dogs and cats, outlining what species they are used for and what type of parasite they treat.

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Laboratory Diagnostics

06 Mar , 2019

Infographic: Laboratory Submissions: Naughty Vs. Nice

10 tips to help you get the most out of your diagnostic laboratory dollars.

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Infectious Disease Information and Graphics

Brucella Canis

10 May , 2019

Fact Sheet: Brucella canis

A summary of what practitioners need to know regarding clinical signs, transmission, diagnosis, and prevention of Brucella canis.

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Echinococcus Multilocularis

03 Jan , 2017

Infographic: Emerging Risk: Echinococcus multilocularis in Ontario – 2019 UPDATE

Learn about this emerging disease in Ontario, how it is spread, and what owners and vets can do.

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22 Jan , 2016

Resources for Echinococcos multilocularis

Key facts, prevention, EM in Ontario and a handout for pet owners.

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Leptospirosis

22 Jan , 2020

Leptospirosis diagnostics

Leptospirosis testing recommendations and a diagnostic algorithm for companion animals

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04 Jul , 2016

Infographic: Brush up on Managing Lepto Patients

Help keep veterinary staff and clients safe by following these steps when dealing with leptospiroris.

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Lyme Disease

23 Jul , 2020

Infographic: Ticks and Lyme Disease in Ontario: What’s the real risk? – 2020 UPDATE

An infographic and references for veterinarians on ticks and Lyme disease in Ontario.

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Rabies 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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21 Jan , 2019

Private: MNRF Oral Rabies Vaccine Bait Infographic

A great visual resource for veterinarians regarding oral rabies vaccine baits in Ontario, courtesy of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. MNRF Oral Rabies Vaccine Bait Infographic

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15 Dec , 2015

OAVT Rabies Tips for Small Animal Hospitals

Find out more about rabies response program.

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Raw Food Diets

28 Jul , 2017

Raw Food Diet Resources

Links to podcasts, and information on raw food, and infectious diseases.

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All Infectious Disease Infographics

23 Jul , 2020

Infographic: Ticks and Lyme Disease in Ontario: What’s the real risk? – 2020 UPDATE

An infographic and references for veterinarians on ticks and Lyme disease in Ontario.

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22 Jan , 2020

Leptospirosis diagnostics

Leptospirosis testing recommendations and a diagnostic algorithm for companion animals

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03 Jan , 2017

Infographic: Emerging Risk: Echinococcus multilocularis in Ontario – 2019 UPDATE

Learn about this emerging disease in Ontario, how it is spread, and what owners and vets can do.

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04 Jul , 2016

Infographic: Brush up on Managing Lepto Patients

Help keep veterinary staff and clients safe by following these steps when dealing with leptospiroris.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Information and Graphics

Bacterial Cystitis

22 Jul , 2019

Private: Infographic: Bacterial Cystitis in Cats vs Dogs

Find out the differences and similarities of bacterial cystitis in cats and dogs.

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Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex

04 Nov , 2019

Private: Infographic: Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex

Find out about CIRDC, treatment, and when to use microbials.

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Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Disease

06 Mar , 2019

Private: Infographic: Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Disease and Antibiotics

Infographic to guide your use of antibiotics when it comes to respiratory tract disease.

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Infection Prevention and Control

02 Jan , 2020

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Best Practices for Small Animal Veterinary Clinics

Newly updated Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Small Animal Veterinary Clinics are now available, and we’d love to hear how you implement them in your clinics!

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03 Oct , 2016

Infographic: Using the Best Medicine & Reducing Antibiotic Use

Tips on how to reduce antibiotic use in your veterinary practice.

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All Antimicrobial Stewardship Infographics

04 Nov , 2019

Private: Infographic: Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex

Find out about CIRDC, treatment, and when to use microbials.

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22 Jul , 2019

Private: Infographic: Bacterial Cystitis in Cats vs Dogs

Find out the differences and similarities of bacterial cystitis in cats and dogs.

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06 May , 2019

Private: Infographic: Itchy Dogs: Topical Treatments & Culture-Critical Cases

Learn about superficial bacterial folliculitis, sometimes called superficial pyoderma.

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06 Mar , 2019

Private: Infographic: Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Disease and Antibiotics

Infographic to guide your use of antibiotics when it comes to respiratory tract disease.

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03 Oct , 2016

Infographic: Using the Best Medicine & Reducing Antibiotic Use

Tips on how to reduce antibiotic use in your veterinary practice.

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Podcasts

15 Feb , 2017

Companion Animal Podcasts

To access all OAHN Companion Animal Podcasts, click here.

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Network Projects

03 Jan , 2020

OAHN Companion Animal Research Project: Update of Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Small Animal Veterinary Clinics

We have created a report on best practices for infection prevention and control in small animal veterinary clinics

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18 Nov , 2019

OAHN Companion Animal Research Project: Prevalence of selected pathogens in dogs recently imported from Asia (In Progress)

This project is currently in-progress. Check out the poster detailing this project.

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OAHN Companion Animal Research Project: Brucella canis in commercial dog breeding kennels in southern Ontario

Poster, report summary and factsheets from OAHN Companion animal network’s research investigation into Brucella canis in commercial dog-breeding kennels in Ontario

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23 May , 2018

OAHN Companion Animal Project: Companion animal infographics

Executive summary, full report, and poster for the OAHN Companion Animal Infographic project.

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23 Mar , 2018

Grad Student Feature: Jonathon Kotwa and Echinococcus multilocularis in Wild Canids

Jonathon D. Kotwa completed his PhD in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph.

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Team Members

Dr. Maureen Anderson

Co-lead

OMAFRA

Dr. Emma Webster

Co-lead

Private Practitioner

Dr. Hailey Bertrand

Private Practitioner

 

Dr. Ryan Llera

Private Practitioner

 

Dr. Marg Stalker

Animal Health Laboratory

Dr. Kris Ruotsalo

Animal Health Laboratory

Dr. Shauna Blois

Ontario Veterinary College

Dr. Scott Weese

Ontario Veterinary College

Dr. Tim Pasma

Epidemiologist

OMAFRA

Dr. Melanie Barham

OAHN Coordinator

Animal Health Laboratory