Projects

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The OAHN networks initiate projects, research or investigations into disease trends or issues of interest for their species sector. Results, publications, and presentations relating to these disease investigations and network operations are listed below.

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OAHN Companion Animal Research Project: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Best Practices for Small Animal Veterinary Clinics

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OAHN Poultry Research Project: Small flock poultry medicine workshop for Ontario veterinarians

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OAHN Projects
2020 - In Progress

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

OAHN Swine Network Project: Investigation of swine erysipelas

2019 - In Progress
Presentations
Conference abstracts
2017

Megan Neely, Scott Weese, Alison Moore, Murray Hazlett, Luis Arroyo. Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in horses in Ontario.  Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Network Conference, Guelph, Ontario.  June 2017.

Jim Fairles, Josie Given. Overview of a milk bacteriology QA program for veterinary clinics.  Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Network Conference, Guelph, Ontario.  June 2017.

Alexander Heim. Mapping of the Ontario IBV outbreak. Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Network Conference, Guelph, Ontario.  June 2017.

Leonardo Susta, Nancy Brochu, Marina Brash, Csaba Varga, Michele Guerin. Ontario small poultry flock disease surveillance: year one.  Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Network Conference, Guelph, Ontario.  June 2017.

Csaba Varga, Marina Brash, Emily Martin, Rachel Ouckama, Mike Petrik, Cynthia Philippe, Alex Weisz, Elizabeth Black, Shahbaz Ul Haq, Mike Joyce, Kathleen Long, Joanne Rafuse, Lloyd Weber, Melanie Barham, Durda Slavic, Tim Pasma, Patrick Boerlin, Michele Guerin. Evaluating virulence genes and antimicrobial susceptibility of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli from Ontario broiler and broiler-breeder flocks. Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Network Conference, Guelph, Ontario.  June 2017.

Christa Arsenault, Grant Maxie, Paul Innes, George Charbonneau, Chris Byra. Overview of the Ontario Animal Health Network swine surveillance network to improve disease emergency preparedness and its linkage to the Canadian Swine Health Information Network. Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Network Conference, Guelph, Ontario.  June 2017.

Marcia Chiasson, Véronique LePage, Steve Naylor. Antimicrobial resistance in Ontario aquaculture. Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Network Conference, Guelph, Ontario.  June 2017.

Melanie Barham, Jocelyn Jansen, Maria Spinato, Paula Menzies, Rex Crawford, John Hancock, Connie Dancho. Development of a responsive surveillance network for industries and veterinarians. International Sheep Veterinary Conference.  June 2017.

2016

Melanie Barham et al. Podcasts: a tool to enhance communications, lab sample quality, continuing education, and emergency preparedness with practicing veterinarians. American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Greensboro, NC. October 2016.

Melanie Barham, Marina Brash, Csaba Varga, Leo Susta, Lloyd Weber, Elizabeth Black, Mike Petrik, Michele Guerin, Al Dam Dam, Alex Weisz. Small flock poultry diagnostics and veterinary training: a new approach to a capacity and emergency preparedness issue. American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Greensboro, NC. October 2016.

2015

Melanie Barham et al. Development of a collaborative animal health networks to improve surveillance and emergency preparedness in Ontario, Canada.  American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Providence, RI. October 2015.

Melanie Barham, Bruce McNab, Bev McEwen, Tim Pasma. Building animal health surveillance network using laboratory and field data. World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Saskatoon, SK. June 2015.