Publications & Presentations
2020 – Complete
OAHN Poultry Network Project: Small Flock Poultry Veterinary Video Lecture Series with Dr. Victoria Bowes
OAHN Swine Network Project: Ongoing investigation of an outbreak of Senecavirus A
OAHN Companion Animal Research Project: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Best Practices for Small Animal Veterinary Clinics
2020 – In Progress
OAHN Wildlife Network Research Project: Risks of anticoagulant pest control chemicals to wild raptors
2019 – Complete
OAHN Companion Animal Research Project: Brucella canis in commercial dog breeding kennels in southern Ontario
OAHN Bovine Network Project: OAHN Dairy Veterinary Antimicrobial Sales Benchmarking
OAHN Equine Network Project: ResearchONEquine Website
OAHN Equine Network Research Project: EHV-1 Abortion Outbreak: Case report and biosecurity awareness
OAHN Small Ruminant Research Project: Development and validation of a new diagnostic test for Toxoplasma identification in small ruminant abortions
OAHN Poultry Research Project: Identification of Transmissible Viral Proventriculitis (TVP)
OAHN Wildlife Research Project: Characterizing the spatial patterns of chronic wasting disease susceptibility in white-tailed deer
OAHN Bee Research Project: Surveillance on resistant Varroa destructor mite population to three synthetic acaricides in Ontario
OAHN Poultry Research Project: Antimicrobial resistance in fecal E. coli and Salmonella isolates of small poultry flocks in Ontario, Canada
OAHN Poultry Research Project: Small flock poultry medicine workshop for Ontario veterinarians
2019 – In Progress
OAHN Companion Animal Research Project: Prevalence of selected pathogens in dogs recently imported from Asia
OAHN Alternative Species Research Project: Developing a health and disease surveillance network for Ontario mink farms
OAHN Bovine Research Project: Calf Surveillance
OAHN Companion Animal Research Project: Companion animal infographics
OAHN Equine Research Project: Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in Ontario horses
OAHN Fish Research Project: Antibiotic resistance in Ontario aquaculture
OAHN Small Ruminant Research Project 1: Distance support for on-farm investigation of adult small ruminant mortalities
OAHN Small Ruminant Research Project 2: Seroprevalence & risk factors of Toxoplasma gondii exposure in small ruminants in Ontario, Canada
OAHN Wildlife Research Project: Developing and piloting a web-based reporting system to enhance wildlife disease surveillance in Ontario
OAHN Annual Workshop and Planning session. Presented by Drs. Memo Arroyo, OVC, OAHN Equine network; Marcia Chiasson, OAHN Fish network; Mike Petrik, OAHN Poultry network, Jocelyn Jansen, OMAFRA, OAHN Small Ruminant network; George Charbonneau, OAHN Swine network; Alexandra Reid, OAHN Wildlife network; Dan Shock, OAHN Bovine network; Maureen Anderson, OMAFRA, OAHN Companion Animal network; Mr. Paul Kozak, OMAFRA, OAHN Bee network; Dr. Kate Todd, OAHN. Nov. 2019
Melanie Barham, Tim Pasma. Building the Ontario Animal Health Network. Canadian Animal Health Surveillance Network workshop, Vancouver, BC. February 2018.
Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance of Fecal Commensal E. coli and Salmonella Isolates Obtained from Ontario Small Poultry Flocks – by Csaba Varga for presentation at AAAP in Washington, DC. August 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Annual OAHN Reports