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Dec 16, 2014

Please see the AHL Christmas Hours for 2014 

 

Dec 15, 2014

The Ontario Animal Health Network now has a Twitter and Facebook page!  As veterinarians ourselves, we know how busy you are, and that it can be a challenge to stay up to date on animal health news, and find content for your Facebook page.  The OAHN pages are designed so you or your clinic staff can easily reshare content to your website, Facebook or Twitter accounts.  Up to date content on our site that you can share easily ensures that you are always on the cutting edge of animal health information for your clients!  News items will be feature multiple species and topics.  We would welcome your feedback!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ontario-Animal-Health-Network/1520478794867850?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OntAnHealthNet

Dec 4, 2014

Check out the new "OAHN Rabies podcast: What every veterinarian should know about rabies in Ontario".  There are two podcasts: one for small animal vets and one for all species.  This podcast is for veterinarians and their staff  in Ontario.  In this podcast Dr. Maureen Anderson, DACVIM, and the lead veterinarian for rabies at OMAFRA is interviewed.  We tell you what every vet should know about the new regulations and testing in Ontario, and offer a refresher on rabies as a disease.

 

Nov 25, 2014

AHL Specimen Reception is undergoing a re-design for 2014/15.  During construction please deliver specimens to the shipping/receiving area. Click here for more details including a map and photos.


Nov 5, 2014

Up to date Ebola virus information for veterinarians and their clients.

Many veterinarians have been asked about Ebola virus and how it may affect the general public and the pet population, following recent headlines.  We know all veterinarians strive to provide current, factually correct information about relevant topics.  The following compilation of links contain up to date information about Ebola virus and animals.  Feel free to repost or share on your clinic Facebook page, Twitter or newsletter.  

Canadian information: 

Dr. Scott Weese's blog post about Ebola and pets (Worms and Germs link)

Healthy Canadians - Government of Canada update

US information:
American Veterinary Medical Association official statement and fact page about Ebola: (AVMA link)
Center for Disease Control information about Ebola, and their webpage dedicated to Ebola and pets.

Oct 20, 2014

We have updated submission forms!!  
Using these updated forms streamlines specimen reception data entry - please remove all old forms from circulation. 
They are available on our website or email ahlinfo@uoguelph.ca, to have customized submission forms sent to your facility.

Oct 9, 2014

As part of the OABP (Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners) annual fall meeting, the Animal Health Lab is pleased to be hosting Ontario large animal technicians on November 20th, 2014.  AHL pathologists will be leading technicians  in a wetlab, teaching about performing field postmortems on ruminants, and lab diagnostics.  The OABP technician program is part of the OABP fall conference for veterinarians and technicians and features excellent speakers from across North America , including Dr. Eugene Janzen, clinician from the University of Calgary, Dr. Jim Reynolds of UC Davis, Dr. Bert VanNejenhuis, from the Netherlands, among others.  The technician program is in its second year, following a very well attended inaugural program in 2013.  AHL is proud to be a part of this excellent learning opportunity for technicians across Ontario.  See full program here.


Sept 25, 2014

Check out the Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN) podcasts. Topics include neonatal piglet diarrhea, equine colitis and Johne's testing in small ruminants. They are designed to be quick and practical information for veterinarians in the field.  The episodes online currently feature some well-known OVC, OMAFRA and AHL colleagues- Murray Hazlett, Memo Arroyo, Cathy Bauman, Josepha DeLay, Bob Friendship and Alison Moore.  We would welcome your comments!  

 

Sept 25, 2014

The Disease Surveillance Plan - Staying ahead of the curve: 2nd annual stakeholder meeting for the Ontario Animal Health Network took place on September 10, 2014 in the Arboretum Centre, at the University of Guelph. For details on the agenda, attendees, and reports please visit the OMAFRA - U of G Partnership website.


August 25, 2014

Our September 2014 newsletter is now available online. Please find it in our Publications section.
 

Aug 8, 2014

AHL now offers a "specimen receipt confirmation" email or fax. When your submission is initially entered into our LIM system, it generates an automatic response that is emailed and/or faxed to you indicating the data and testing that has been entered on the case as well as the expected turnaround time. Please email us at ahlinfo@uoguelph.ca if you would like this feature activated. Once activated, if you should happen to have questions or concerns about data entry or there are changes needed - please email ahlinfo@uoguelph.ca with the case number and concern and we will investigate.


July 2, 2014

Dr. Melanie Barham, OVC 2007, joined the AHL today as our Animal Health Network Coordinator, under DSP, the Disease Surveillance Plan. Melanie will be our key contact as we organize our various species expert networks for Ontario.  Contact email barhamm@uoguelph.ca

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