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2013 Funded Grants

In this webinar Dr. Shila Nordone, Chief Scientific Officer of the AKC Canine Health Foundation describes the 17 new research grants funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation for 2013. She describes how these grants will work together as stepping stones to create a path toward improving the health and well-being of the dogs we love so much. This webinar is intended for a non-scientific audience.

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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.