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The Cytogenomic Landscape of Canine Cancer

05/29/2014

In this podcast Dr. Matthew Breen discusses his investigation into the cytogenomic changes evident in a variety of the leading cancers in dogs, including: lymphoma; leukemia; osteosarcoma; histiocytic neoplasia; urogenital carcinoma; intracranial malignancies; hemangiosarcoma; and melanoma. Cytogenomics is a branch of genetics that is concerned with the study of the structure and function of the cell, especially chromosomes. Dr. Breen also discusses possible collaborations with leading human academic medical centers to explore the translation of his findings in dogs to comparable cancers in humans.

Dr. Breen completed his PhD in cytogenetics in 1990 and then spent two years as a Post Doc in Molecular Genetics at the UK Medical Research Council’s Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh, where he developed new techniques as part of the human genome project. Dr. Breen then spent four years working for the research arm of the Australian Thoroughbred industry, returning to the UK in 1996 where his laboratory developed molecular cytogenetics reagents, resources and techniques for application to canine genome mapping, comparative cytogenetics and cancer studies. In 2002 Dr. Breen relocated his laboratory to NCSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine as part of its Genomics initiative. Since then his research interests have continued to focus on the genomics, genome mapping and the comparative aspects of canine cancer.

Veterinary medicine has provided a wealth of information about the clinical and pathological presentation of numerous cancers in animals, and while both dogs and cats are now the subject of intense molecular cytogenetic attention, it is the dog that has provided much of the insight to date.

This presentation was recorded at the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference hosted by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and generously sponsored by Nestlé Purina PetCare.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Shipping Canine Semen

04/24/2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you the fourth installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast Kim Hesler of Zoetis Reproductive Services discusses shipping canine semen and how it may be easier than you think. Ms. Hesler grew up on a Herford cow-calf and row crop operation in northern Missouri before attending the University of Missouri, where she majored in Animal Science. She interned with Select Sires, which entailed estrus timing and artificial insemination of cattle throughout the country. In 2007, she joined the Synbiotics Reproduction Services team in Kansas City, Missouri. Through a corporate merger she is now a Reproduction Service Specialist with Zoetis where she provides assistance to customers and Zoetis Freeze Centers regarding storage and international shipment of canine and equine frozen semen.

A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.

CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Cryopreservation of Canine Semen

03/27/2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you the third installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast Dr. Kit Kampschmidt of Brittmoore Animal Hospital in Houston Texas, discusses cryopreservation of canine semen. Dr. Kampschmidt received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1983. He has developed a special interest in canine reproduction and semen cryopreservation. He is a nationally recognized authority in these areas and serves as a consultant to other veterinarians through the Veterinary Information Network. He has been an invited speaker for national veterinary meetings, state and local veterinary associations, and many breed clubs. He has trained veterinarians from all over the United States and the world in canine semen freezing and artificial insemination techniques. He is a member of the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Society for Theriogenology.

A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.

Visit the Zoetis canine reproduction webpage for more information and resources.

Positive Training and Behavior Modification for Dogs

03/20/2014

In this podcast we bring you an interview with Karen and Bob Deeds of the Canine Connection, a training facility in Fort Worth, TX that specializes in a wide range of training and behavior modification for dogs.

Having returned from searching Ground Zero with his dog, Kinsey, after 9/11, Bob believed that people could accomplish much more with their pets if they understood their dogs’ potential. Utilizing proven, science-based, positive techniques, Karen and Bob are dedicated to providing education, training, and behavior modification to enhance the overall relationship between a dog and his owner.

Bob is currently an evaluator for FEMA's federal K9 program where he tests dog and handler teams for certification. Karen is a Certified Dog Behavior Consult with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

Bob and Karen are regular speakers at conferences and last year they spoke at the PennVet Working Dog Conference. For more information about their training program visit www.deedscanineconnection.com.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

Canine SATS Training

03/06/2014

In this podcast we hear from Kayce Cover, an animal behavior consultant and coach, about her approach to training. Syn Alia Training System, or SATS for short, is an extension of bridge and target training. Ms. Cover is a professional animal trainer who has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Masters of Science in Education. Cover trained as a research scientist, but prefers to work in applied communication and motivation – working to get results with people teamed with animals. Cover has worked for a number of highly prestigious institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, and a number of universities. In this podcast she discusses her training methods and philosophy that have led to phenomenal success with multiple species.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Semen Collection and Tips for Successful Breedings

02/27/2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you the second installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast Dr. William Schultz, owner of Schultz Veterinary Clinic in Okemos, Michigan discusses tips for success with fresh, chilled semen breedings. Dr. Schultz received his DVM from Michigan State University in 1973, went into private practice and opened his companion animal practice in the fall of 1974. Dr. Schultz is a well-recognized expert in canine reproduction, a board member of The Society for Theriogenology and The Theriogenology Foundation, and is a frequent speaker at veterinary conferences, veterinary associations and national specialties. Dr. Schultz has lectured and published articles on transcervical and surgical inseminations using fresh, chilled and frozen semen as well as multiple articles involving carbon dioxide laser surgery.

Listener Advisory: This podcast is intended for an audience of dog breeders and veterinarians. The subject matter includes detailed descriptions of breedings and reproductive anatomy.

A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.

Osteosarcoma Research Update

02/20/2014

In this podcast we hear from Dr. Kerstin Lindblad-Toh and Dr. Elinor Karlsson, two of our most prominent oncology genetics researchers. Dr. Lindblad-Toh is a professor in comparative genomics at Uppsala University and the Scientific Director of Vertebrate Genome Biology at the Broad Institute. Dr. Karlsson is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and was recently awarded the Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship.

In this podcast we learn about the research that is refining the genes and gene signatures associated with osteosarcoma and how this may lead to better treatments. Initial findings have been published in the open access journal Genome Biology, entitled "Genome-wide analyses implicate 33 loci in heritable dog osteosarcoma, including regulatory variants near CDKN2A/B."

For information on how to participate in this research study, visit the CHF website.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Brucellosis

01/23/2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to announce the launch of a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

The first podcast in the series features Dr. Matthew Krecic, a Diagnostics specialist for Zoetis, and focuses on Brucellosis, an important topic for all breeders. Dr. Krecic completed his DVM at the Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business. He is board-certified in small animal internal medicine through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Krecic served as a senior Telemedicine Veterinarian at IDEXX Laboratories before joining Zoetis in 2009 and he continues to practice small animal internal medicine in his spare time.

A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.

Syringomyelia (SM) in the Brussels Griffon

12/19/2013

In this podcast we bring you a research updatewith Dr. Simon Platt of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Platt received his veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1992, he completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery in 1998 at the University of Florida, and afterward spent two years as an assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Georgia. In 2000, Dr. Platt returned to the UK where he was Head of the Neurology/Neurosurgery service at the Animal Health Trust until 2006. Since then he has been an associate professor and then professor in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia. Dr. Platt discusses his CHF-funded research on Syringomyelia, or SM for short, entitled “Syringomyelia in the Brussels Griffon: magnetic resonance imaging finding, clinicopathology and prevalence.”

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

The Comprehensive Approach to Spinal Cord Injury in Dogs

12/05/2013

In this podcast we hear from Dr. Natasha Olby, Professor of Neurology at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Olby received her veterinary degree and PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a specialty in small animal neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Olby recently received funding from CHF to develop a novel regenerative medicine treatment for spinal cord injury in dogs, and today we will discuss the innovative, comprehensive approach she is taking to address the needs of these injured patients.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

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