CPHAZ Resources & Links
Our members have published some useful educational documents. Please click on the title of the documents below to download the PDF files or to visit their website.
Worms and Germs Blog
Dr. Scott Weese and post-doctoral fellow Maureen Anderson initiated this website to educate people on zoonotic diseases of pets. The website features blogs on timely zoonotic disease issues and provides fact sheets for children, adult pet owners, veterinarians and physicians. The website is a partnership between CPHAZ and the City of Hamilton’s Public Health Department.
Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre
The Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) is Canada's national wildlife disease surveillance network. The CCWHC uses educational programs and consulting with government and non0government agencies to apply veterinary medical sciences to wildlife conservation and management in Canada. The Ontario Veterinary College is one of the regional centres for the CCWHC. You can also check out the CCWHC's blog at www.healthywildlife.ca, or follow them on twitter, at http://twitter.com/CCWHC, or facebook, www.facebook.com/healthywildlife.
Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Small Animal Veterinary Clinics
This document is designed to provide a complete and readily accessible summary of infection prevention and control best practices for small animal veterinary clinics, and is intended to be useful to all members of the veterinary practice team. These guidelines are also available in FRENCH by clicking here: Prévention et contrôle des infections.
Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions in Health Care Facilities
A collaborative document that provides specific recommendations to minimize both injuries and the transmission of infectious organisms to and from animals.
Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Perspective for Canadian Health Care Practitioners
This document conveys basic information regarding the epidemiology and microbiology of CA-MRSA, as well as to suggest recommendations related to the clinical management, prevention and control of CA-MRSA infections. It is designed to complement the current publications and guidelines that exist.
CPHAZ Annual Reviews
2012 Annual Report *NEW*
Food Safety and Specialty Foods:
Diseases with Wildlife Reservoirs:
CPHAZ Media Opinions and Editorials
Dr. Jan Sargeant - Nature's Perfect Food isn't Perfect, Globe and Mail, April 9, 2009
Dr. David Waltner-Toews - Eco-Health: A primer for veterinarians; Canadian Veterinary Journal, May 2009, Volume 50: 519-521. Link to full text in Pub Med.
Dr. Cate Dewey and Dr. Pat Turner add input to this article - One World, one health message brought home, Guelph Mercury, September 13, 2009
Dr. Scott Weese adds input to this article - Tie to Pets Has Germ Jumping to and Fro, The New York Times, September 21, 2009
In 2009, the people of Ontario and beyond were looking for answers on how to best protect themselves from influenza H1N1. The researchers in the Ontario Veterinary College were part of the group that were called upon to answer these questions from all aspects possible.
Dr. Cate Dewey discussed swine production and health risks from live animals and meat products. Dr. Chris Bauch presented his research on the importance of early vaccination in outbreak control. Drs Davor Okjic and Zvonimir Poljak were interviewed about the origins of the virus and safety issues. Dr. David Waltner-Toews was featured on CBC’s the hour to discuss the H1N1 virus and what conditions can lead to an outbreak.
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