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Conditioning for the Canine Athlete

In this edition of Genome Barks we hear from Dr. Joseph Spoo, a recognized expert in canine athlete conditioning. Dr. Spoo holds a special passion for sporting dog health and today he will be discussing the importance of conditioning a dog for athletic events as well as how health and environment factors contribute to a canine athlete’s overall health. He holds a special passion for sporting dog health, manages a sporting-dog-health website, gundogdoc, and is a consultant for sporting dog owners and the sporting dog industry.

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

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Canine Semen Evaluation


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

In this podcast we discuss canine semen evaluation, with reproductive specialist Dr. Cheryl Lopate of Reproductive Revolutions and Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic in Wilsonville, Oregon. Dr. Lopate received her Master’s degree in reproductive physiology and her DVM from The Ohio State University. She completed a residency in comparative theriogenology (reproduction) at Purdue University and has been board certified in theriogenology since 1997. She has worked in a variety of practice settings including general mixed practice, referral practice and academia. She believes strongly in providing client education and speaks at breed group meetings regularly. She also speaks at many veterinary conferences and has written many journal articles and book chapters on a variety of reproductive topics.


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