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The AKC Canine Health Foundation has been named the beneficiary of the Original Artwork of the 2014 WKC Poster "Where the Stars Come Out" See More
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CHF is funding a portfolio of research aimed at learning more about cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease, the number one cause of lameness in dogs. Read More
There are many activities dogs and owners can engage. Pet therapy programs provide an added benefit of helping someone else and tapping into a dog’s natural instincts. Read More
Recently researchers set out to find an alternative to traditional cell culture techniques for studying diffuse large B-cell lymphomas. Instead of creating a DLBCL-like cell artificially, using viral infection, they wanted to find a way to grow and maintain the diverse collection of B-cells found in an actual canine cancer. Their success gives scientists a safe and efficient way to determine how well new therapeutic agents will work in individual patients with these cancers.
Dr. Elizabeth Richards is conducting a novel dog walking intervention study. She believes that increased dog walking will improve the health, behavior, and psychological well-being of dogs and their owners. The results of this research will provide recommendations for new dog owners, contribute to the standard of care for dogs living in shelters, and eventually help reduce the number of dogs surrendered due to behavioral problems.
Infections transmitted by ticks and fleas can trigger immune-mediated disease leading to hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia or joint pain. To more accurately determine the prevalence of infection in dogs with immune-mediated disease, researchers are testing banked samples for multiple tick-borne pathogens. This study could bring awareness to the prevalence of tick borne disease and change how vets test for infections in dogs with signs of immune-mediated disease.
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In this podcast we bring you an update on the Penn Vet Working Dog Center with Dr. Cindy Otto. Dr. Otto discusses what a day in the life is like for a dog at the center and why there is a critical need for such a center in the United States.
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