Publications & Presentations

 

 

OAHN Projects

2019

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 Equine Research Project: Neorickettsia risticii in Ontario: Identifying emerging strains, their diagnosis and environmental risk factors for disease development

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

2018

OAHN Alternative Species Research Project: Developing a health and disease surveillance network for Ontario mink farms

OAHN Bee Research Project: Culture, antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular typing of Paenibacillus larvae, a causative agent of American foulbrood (AFB)

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 Poultry Research Project: Evaluating virulence genes and antimicrobial susceptibility of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli from Ontario broiler and broiler breeder flocks

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 Swine Research Project: The creation of a network of sentinel pig farms to enable coordinated preparedness, early detection, and response to animal disease

OAHN Wildlife Research Project: Developing and piloting a web-based reporting system to enhance wildlife disease surveillance in Ontario

 

 

Presentations

2019

The evolution of animal health and disease surveillance in Ontario. Small Ruminant Veterinary Organization Annual Meeting. Guelph, ON – Presented by Kate Todd. June 2019.

Surveillance on Resistant Varroa Mite in Ontario’s Honey Bee Population – Presentation by Devan Rawn from the Spring meeting of the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association

Antimicrobial resistance in fecal E.coli and Salmonella isolates of small poultry flocks in Ontario, Canada – Presentation by Michele Guerin from the 2019 CPHAZ meeting.

Ontario Animal Health Network Poultry Update. Poultry Industry Council’s Poultry Health Day, Stratford, ON – Presented by Csaba Varga. June 2019.

Mike Deane. Communicating with Veterinarians and Producers about Animal Health. Guelph, ON. Growing Agri-food KTT in ON – Presented by Mike Deane. April 2019.

2018

Kate Todd. OAHN – Collaboration and Challenges in Disease Surveillance in Ontario. National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council, Ottawa, ON. November 2018.

Melanie Barham. Lessons learned from four years of communicating to veterinarians and producers in Ontario. Canadian Animal Health Laboratorian’s Network Annual Conference, Winnipeg, MB. June 2018. 

Melanie Barham, Tim Pasma. Building the Ontario Animal Health Network.  Canadian Animal Health Surveillance Network workshop, Vancouver, BC. February 2018.

2017

Melanie Barham et al. Making use of multiple data sources and communications platforms.  Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System Poultry Network meeting , Ottawa, ON.  Nov 2017.

Maureen Anderson. Rabies Lunch Seminar at OVC.  Guelph, ON, 2017.

2016

Csaba Varga et al. 2015-2016 Ontario Poultry Health Update, Ontario, 2016.

Melanie Barham, Alison Moore. CAHSS Equine Surveillance Workshop, Toronto, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.