Urban Search and Rescue Dogs

In this edition of Genome Barks we hear from Dr. Cindy Otto, Associate Professor of Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and the Director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. Dr. Otto discusses her CHF-funded research which has monitored the search and rescue dogs that worked in the 9/11 recovery efforts. Dr. Otto also discusses the Penn Vet Working Dog center, the importance of increasing detection dog breeding in the United States, and how science can be used to identify key characteristics that make for highly successful search and rescue dogs.

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

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