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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to offer you educational podcasts and videos about canine health. 

The HealthE-Barks Podcast Series

The HealthE-Barks podcast series features a wide variety of canine health topics.  The podcasts feature lectures from our highly successful Breeders' Symposia, in-depth discussions by CHF funded researchers and interviews with other canine health experts.  The podcasts are released every two weeks and are also available at Apple's iTunes® store.  View the complete list of podcasts and search by topic or speaker.

The HealthE-Barks Webinar Series & Videos

Watch short videos about the AKC Canine Health Foundation and our success.  Videos include lectures from past Breeders' Symposia and National Parent Club Canine Health Conferences.  View the complete list of videos and search by topic or speaker.


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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.

Introduction to the Center for Pet Safety

04/03/2014

In this webinar we hear from Lindsey A. Wolko, founder, CEO and Chairman of the Center for Pet Safety (CPS), a non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to companion animal and consumer safety. CPS uses scientific testing and federal motor vehicle safety standard specifications to study pet products, establish criteria to test protocols, and measure whether pet safety products provide the protection claimed by advocates and intended by the manufacturer. Lindsey will be discussing CPS’ mission and the studies they are undertaking to make travel and recreation safer for pets and their human companions.

To view this video in full-screen mode, press play to start the video, click "vimeo", then click the four arrows pointing outward.

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.

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