The new Ontario Animal Health Network, developed as part of the OMAFRA-UofG partnership under the Disease Surveillance Plan (DSP), has produced a number of podcasts on important topics for veterinarians. These podcasts are great for people on-the-go, as they can be downloaded and played anywhere on a portable device/phone, and they include discussions with experts from the Ontario Veterinary College, Animal Health Laboratory, OMAFRA and others.
The latest posting is a podcast on what Ontario veterinarians need to know about rabies. This has been a hot topic since April 2014, when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) dramatically changed their long-time role in the national rabies response program. There are two versions, including a full version and a slightly shorter version for small animal veterinarians (which simply leaves out some of the details for large animal cases). Although the target audience is veterinarians, technicians and other veterinary staff may also find the information useful.
For more information about the Ontario Animal Health Network, visit the DSP homepage. More information on rabies can be found on the Worms & Germs Resources – Pets page, and in our archives.