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Infographic: Raptors and Rodenticides

The OAHN wildlife network project for 2019-2020 studied effects of rodenticide exposure in non-target wildlife species. The infographic below was created as part of this project.

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

Sarah Haworth from Trent University discusses the goals of the recent OAHN wildlife network project.

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Disease Surveillance Reports

Disease Surveillance Reports
2019

24 Feb , 2020

CWHC Quarterly Report – Canada – Q3 2019

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CWHC Quarterly Report – Ontario/Nunavut – Q3 2019

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CWHC Quarterly Report – Canada – Q4 2019

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16 Sep , 2019

CWHC Quarterly Report – Ontario/Nunavut – Q2 2019

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CWHC Quarterly Report – Canada – Q2 2019

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09 Aug , 2019

CWHC Quarterly Report: Ontario/Nunavut Q1 2019

CWHC Report 2019_Q1_Ontario/Nunavut

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CWHC Quarterly Report Canada – Q1 2019

CWHC Quarterly Report – 2019-Q1

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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

05 Mar , 2019

CWHC Annual Report Canada – 2018

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CWHC Quarterly Report Canada – Q4 2018

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CWHC Quarterly Report Ontario/Nunavut – Q4 2018

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12 Dec , 2018

CWHC Quarterly Report Canada – Q3 2018

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CWHC Quarterly Report Ontario/Nunavut – Q3 2018

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27 Aug , 2018

CWHC Quarterly Report – Canada – Q2 2018

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CWHC Quarterly Report – Ontario/Nunavut – Q2 2018

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02 May , 2018

CWHC Quarterly Report – Canada – Q1 2018

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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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Resources

Research and Projects

26 Feb , 2020

OAHN Wildlife Network Research Project: Risks of anticoagulant pest control chemicals to wild raptors

Rodenticide exposure in non-target wildlife Project Lead: Dr. Claire Jardine, CWHC Date: February, 2020   Improper use of rodenticides can lead to non-target exposure and toxicity in humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) previously identified several cases of rodenticide toxicity in non-target wildlife species; however, the extent rodenticide exposure in …

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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 Wildlife Research Project: Developing and piloting a web-based reporting system to enhance wildlife disease surveillance in Ontario

Executive summary, full report, and poster for the OAHN Wildlife research project.

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02 Apr , 2018

Grad Student Feature: Mark Reist and the Wildlife Health Tracker

OVC masters student Mark Reist discussed the Wildlife Health Tracker project he has been working on along side Dr. Claire Jardine, from the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative.

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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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Veterinary Resources

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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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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Wildlife Health and Disease Information

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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23 Jan , 2019

CWHC Ontario/Nunavut Dead Bird West Nile Virus Testing Summary for 2018

A summary of the presence of West Nile Virus in dead birds (from Ontario and Nunavut) that were submitted to the CWHC in 2018.

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06 Apr , 2018

Grad Student Feature: Tyler Greer and Echinocococcus multilocularis in Wild Canids

OVC masters student Tyler Greer discusses the “Echinococcus multilocularis in wild canids” project he has been working on along side Dr. Andrew Peregrine.

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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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Podcasts, Continuing Education and Factsheets

26 Feb , 2020

Infographic: Raptors and Rodenticides

The OAHN wildlife network infographic on rodenticide exposure in non-target wildlife species

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20 Feb , 2020

Wildlife Podcasts

Link to all OAHN wildlife podcasts.

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04 Jul , 2017

Infographic: Wildlife Health Surveillance

This infographic provides information pertaining to the role of wildlife surveillance, and why it is important. Visit the CWHC Wildlife Health Tracker.

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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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Team Members

Dr. Alexandra Reid

Co-lead

OMAFRA

Dr. Claire Jardine

Co-lead

Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

Chris Heydon

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Dr. Brian Stevens

Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

Dr. Tim Pasma

Provincial Epidemiologist

OMAFRA

Dr. Melanie Barham

OAHN Coordinator

Animal Health Laboratory