CHF and VetVine Webinar Series
The AKC Canine Health Foundation and VetVine have teamed up to offer webinars on canine health topics. These webinars feature leaders in the field of veterinary health research and offer practical advice on common health concerns, as well as information on cutting-edge research to benefit our dogs.
The webinars feature a presentation, followed by a question and answer session if time permits. Each webinar is recorded and can be watched on demand from a computer or mobile device. All webinars require registration through VetVine.
Register today for one of our upcoming programs or watch a past webinar on demand!
Pain sensitivity in dogs of different breeds: What do we know, and what do we believe?
Our understanding and awareness of the relationship between behavior and pain has grown over the years, and more recently work has been done to investigate pain sensitivity in dogs of different breeds, including how we measure it.
In this webinar board-certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Margaret Gruen will discuss the history of beliefs about pain sensitivity in different dog breeds and how that might shape our responses to them, how we can test these beliefs and their impact using measures like quantitative sensory testing, and she will review the AKC Canine Health Foundation-funded project that was designed to begin to address these questions.
To be available for viewing On Demand: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 12pm ET
Speaker: Margaret E. Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB
Grant 02797: Do Dog Breeds Differ in Pain Sensitivity?
Cognitive and Emotional Development in Assistance Dog Puppies
A better understanding of the psychological mechanism(s) that help or hinder the success of service dogs is currently being studied. This information can be used to better predict which puppies will be successful service dogs – improving the success of training while increasing the potential number of service dogs available. These findings will also provide the first set of data on normal cognitive development in dogs as it relates to success in training programs and socialization strategies.
In this webinar Dr. Hare will be discussing our current understanding of canine cognitive development including details of the first large-scale, longitudinal study tracking the course of cognitive development in dogs during the critical period of brain development from 8-20 weeks of age. He will explain how the study findings may improve success in training programs and socialization strategies for all dogs.
To be available for viewing On Demand: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 @ 12pm ET
Speaker: Brian Hare, MA, PhD
Webinars available On Demand
GDV - WHAT WE KNOW, AND WHAT WE WISH WE KNEW! March 24, 2021
Updates on our current knowledge and understanding about GDV in dogs
PU - WHAT'S THAT? GOLDEN RETRIEVER PIGMENTARY UVEITIS December 17, 2020
Learn about risk factors, how to recognize signs of GRPU on an ocular examination, keys to making a clinical diagnosis, treatment options, and breeding advice.
This webinar will summarize the Norwich Terrier Upper Airway Syndrome (NTUAS) Study Group's findings
ADDRESSING THE SPAY / NEUTER CONUNDRUM IN DOGS: SOME BREED-SPECIFIC AND BODY SIZE-SPECIFIC GUIDELINES October 7, 2020
Suggestions will be offered for deriving guidelines for breeds not covered by the findings with the intention of offering a “handbook” for veterinarians wishing to guide clients in making spay / neuter decisions, breeders wishing to advise clients, and for those wishing to adopt a puppy.
MANAGEMENT OF CANINE PYOMETRA September 15, 2020
This presentation will provide an overview of pyometra in the bitch, as well as discuss recent research.
View our archive of previous webinars here.
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