CAHLN Meeting Schedule for 2021

*Note all sessions are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

Monday June 7, 2021 via Zoom

NOTE: all sessions are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

Time Speaker/ Event Presentation
09:00-09:15 Robert McCorkell, UCVM Interim Dean Welcome and Opening Remarks

Grant Maxie

Changes I’ve seen in 50 years of Veterinary Pathology

Luke Haydock

Bronchopneumonia with interstitial pneumonia in beef feedlot cattle
10:40-11:05 Jennifer Davies & Ashley Whitehead

Clostridial hepatitis caused by Clostridia novyi-group bacteria in 4 mature equids in southern Alberta

11:05-11:15 Break  
11:15-11:40 Dayna Goldsmith Velogenic Newcastle disease in feral pigeons and the value of citizen science
11:40-12:15 Beverly McEwen Veterinary Forensic Postmortem Standards
12:15-13:00 Lunch Come have lunch with us: Networking Opportunity

Yanyun Huang

Selected Emerging Swine Diseases in China – Through the Lens of a Chinese in Canada

Douglas Doyle-Baker

Septicemic pasteurellosis causing peracute death and necrotizing myositis in a beef heifer (Bos taurus) in Alberta Canada
14:15-14:30 Summer Hunter Pathology of free-ranging urban Leporidae in Calgary, Alberta 
14:30-15:15 Meeting Provincial Diagnostic Laboratory Reports
15:15-16:00 Meeting Canadian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (CAVP) Annual Business

Tuesday June 8, 2021 via Zoom

NOTE: all sessions are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

Time Speaker/ Event Presentation

Chelsea Himsworth & Natalie Prystajecky

From Mink to Ministries: Lessons Learned from BC LOGI2C – the BC Laboratory for the One Health Genomics Innovation and Implementation Community
10:00-10:25 Barbara Wilhelm The Western Canadian Animal Health Network: collaboration and crowdsourcing data

Theresa Burns

Animal Health Informatics: Integrating Animal Health Information in Canada
10:50-11:00 Break  
11:00-12:00 Madison Anderson

Poster: Sarcocystis species protozoal encephalitis in a wild black bear (Ursus americanus)

  Alyssa Butters Poster: Using whole-genome sequencing to examine the relatedness and antimicrobial resistance elements of E. coli isolates within a One Health continuum

Brock Chappell

Poster: Lesions of Mycobacterium avium spp. hominissuis infection in a wild mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) resemble Mycobacterium bovis

Michael Zabrodski

Poster: Improving methods of control of American foulbrood in honey bees in Saskatchewan

Marika Köszegi

Poster: Duck atadenovirus A 2019 and 2020 outbreaks in ducklings including whole genome sequence of the viruses

Dominique Comeau

Poster: Bovine Astrovirus and its Potential Role in Bovine Lymphocytic Encephalitis
12:00-13:00 Lunch CAHLN Annual General Meeting – Everyone Welcome
13:00-14:00 Sylvia Checkley A One Health Approach to Understanding Resistance

Musangu Ngeleka

Neonatal calf diarrhea diagnostics at Prairie Diagnostic Services: lessons learned over the last two-decade

Anatoliy Trokhymchuk

Rapid Salmonella serotyping by sequencing on nanopore platform
15:00-16:00 Awards Laboratorian of the Year and Student Awards, Networking, and Sponsor Breakout Rooms

Wednesday June 9, 2021 via Zoom

NOTE: all sessions are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

Time Speaker/Event Presentation

Herman Barkema

Effect of restriction in the use of antibiotics in food animals on antibiotic resistance in food animals and humans
10:00-10:25 Melanie Barham Current trends in knowledge transfer

Maria Spinato

Operational and quality management challenges during the early days of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: One veterinary diagnostic laboratory’s experiences
10:50-11:05 Break  

Kalhari Bandara Goonewardene

Oral fluid as an aggregate sample for early detection of African Swine Fever virus: evidence from four independent pen-based experiments

Maodong Zhang

Assessment of Metagenomic Sequencing and qPCR for Detection of Influenza D virus in Bovine Respiratory Tract Samples

Chantale Provost

First whole genome sequences of equine influenzavirus A (H3N8) in Canada

Oliver Lung

Torque teno equus virus 2 (TTEqV2), a novel Anellovirus species and the first complete Mutorquevirus genome
12:45-13:00 CAHLN Closing Remarks
13:15-14:15 Meeting CAHLN Bacteriology/AST Working Group


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Thanks to our 2021 generous sponsors