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Infectious Diseases

In this edition of Genome Barks, we welcome Dr. Adam Birkenheuer, a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Birkenheuer is a specialist in infectious disease, and will be discussing "bugs" that can make our dogs sick, including parvovirus, kennel cough, mange and tick borne disease. Dr. Birkenheuer will also discuss the management of infectious disease in multiple dog homes or kennel situations.

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CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Shipping Canine Semen


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.