National Parent Club Canine Health Conference Video Library

08/11/2017 - 08/13/2017
St. Louis, Missouri
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The AKC Canine Health Foundation hosted the 2017 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference on August 11-13 in St. Louis, Missouri. The biennial event, sponsored by Purina, drew over 250 attendees including 16 speakers, 33 veterinary students, and 150 breed club representatives from across the United States. Veterinary student attendance was sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and the American Kennel Club.

Also featured at the Conference was the presentation of the Asa Mays DVM Award for Excellence in Canine Health Research to Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt, a specialist in veterinary internal medicine and infectious diseases at North Carolina State University.

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Highlighted Speaker Presentations

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Wendy Baltzer, DVM, PhD, DACVS - The Effects of an Omega-3 Fatty Acid Rich Diet With Rehabilitation on Recovery, Activity, and Osteoarthritis in Dogs Following Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy Surgery for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease

Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-Oncology - Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) of Golden Retrievers Has a Unique DNA Methylation Signature That Yields Biomarkers of Disease

Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM - Bartonellosis: The Dog that Changed the Course of My Research, Career, and Life

Stuart Meyers, DVM, PhD, DACT - Semen Evaluation, Quality, and Effects of Aging

- VetVine Interview- Canine Semen Evaluation & Fertility

Jason Stull, VMD, PhD, DACVPM - Canine Lyme Disease - Is the Clock Ticking?

Conference Information

Speaker Bios and Abstracts

Dr. Jerold S. Bell DVM: The Aspect of Population Size on Healthy Breeding in Dog Breeds

Media Coverage

DN Magazine: National Parent Club Canine Health Conference – A Place to Meet, Greet, & Learn!

The Canine Chronicle: AKC Canine Health Foundation to Honor Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt at Upcoming Canine Health Conference as the 2017 Asa Mays DVM Award Recipient

NCSU Veterinary Medicine News: Breitschwerdt Receives AKC-CHF Canine Health Excellence Award

CHF Press Release: AKC Canine Health Foundation to Honor Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt at Upcoming Canine Health Conference as the 2017 Asa Mays DVM Award Recipient

This program 272-30108 was approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 14.50 CE Credits (14.50 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 14.50 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (14.50 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category One: Scientific using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.

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