CHF and VetVine Webinar Series

The AKC Canine Health Foundation and VetVine have teamed up to offer a series of live webinars on canine health topics. These webinars feature leaders in the field of veterinary health research and offer practical advice on common health concerns, as well as information on cutting-edge research to benefit our dogs.

The live webinars feature a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Each webinar is recorded and can be watched on demand from a computer or mobile device.

Check back to register for our 2017 program. Topics include: aging and conditioning; hemangiosarcoma; epilepsy and canine genetics.


Cancer Immunotherapy: Basic Concepts and Strategies for Improving Treatment Outcomes

Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (oncology) provides information on:

  • The cellular and non-cellular participants involved in tumor immunity
  • Strategies for amplifying the immune system to recognize and fight cancer cells
  • Current antitumor immune strategies, including cancer vaccines, employed in the care of companion animals to improve treatment outcomes

Watch on demand. (Free registration required.)



Lymphoma: The State of This Disease in Dogs and How Epigenetics May Open Future Doors

Jeffrey M. Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (oncology) provides information on:

  • Prognostic significance of lymphoma type
  • How the type influences treatment decisions
  • Therapies that are currently available
  • What the future might hold for new treatments for this disease
  • Epigenetics: what they are, their relevance to the study of cancers including lymphoma, and how they may influence our understanding of future diseases

Watch on demand. (Free registration required.)



Tick-Borne Infectious Diseases in North America: Clinical and Zoonotic Implications

Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM presents on:

  • The challenge of diagnosing vector-transmitted infections
  • Treatment options
  • One Health implications of vector borne infections and the importance of education
  • New information regarding the clinical and zoonotic implications of flea and tick-borne infectious diseases of dogs

    Watch on demand. (Free registration required.)  


 Dr. Chris Adolph

Fleas, Ticks, What's the Difference?

Chris Adolph, DVM, MS, DACVM (Parasitology) presents on:

  • The difference between fleas and ticks
  • Flea and tick biology and ecology
  • Expanding geographic ranges
  • Harmful infectious agents they spread

Watch on demand. (Free registration required.)



 Jeffrey Bryan

Canine Cancer

Jeffrey M. Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (oncology) provides information on:

  • What cancer is
  • Why dogs get cancer
  • How we treat cancer and what to expect
  • New and exciting cancer treatments

Watch on demand. (Free registration required.)

 
 
 James Cook

Joint Health In Dogs

James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, ACVSMR provides an overview on:
    • The changes in joint health with age
      • Common signs of joint problems in dogs 
        • Treating dogs with joint disease
          • Pain management
            • Exercise and nutritional considerations
              • Nutraceuticals
                • Preventing joint injury

                Watch on demand. (Free registration required)



                 Karen Overall

                The Importance of Exercising Your Dog's Brain for  Optimal Mental and Physical Health

                Karen Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB provides information on:

                • The evidence that demonstrates the collaborative relationship between humans and dogs dating back some 30,000 years 
                • Canine signaling such as asking for more information, confirming whether information is accurate, and ensuring that they understand human requests
                • The effect of nutrition, socialization, and punishment on puppies and their problem solving abilities and cognition
                • Cognitive exercises and the effect they can have on brain aging
                • The relationship between working dog tasks and problem solving

                Watch on demand. (Free registration required.)



                 Andrew Hillier

                The Itchy Dog

                Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MANZCVS, DACVD, Senior Veterinary Specialist - Zoetis, discusses:  
                • Learn all about itching in dogs from a pet dermatology specialist including:
                • Why dogs itch
                • What pet owners can do to help reduce skin irritation
                • New treatment options available to veterinarians
                • Improving quality of life of dogs with chronic skin disease

                Watch on demand. (Free registration required.)

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