The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has launched its new (and long-awaited) rabies website. The site includes a section for the public which is an ideal resource for clients, and a section for veterinarians with detailed information about reporting, risk assessment, sample submission and testing, and post-exposure management (for companion animals and livestock). Veterinary staff in particular are encouraged to review the page and bookmark it for easy reference.
In addition to the website, OMAFRA has also created a 35-minute Rabies Response Training Module and online evaluation for private veterinarians. The training will help to streamline risk assessments and sample submission for domestic animal exposures. More details are available on the new website.