The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to offer you educational podcasts and videos about canine health.
The HealthE-Barks podcast series features a wide variety of canine health topics. The podcasts feature lectures from our highly successful Breeders' Symposia, in-depth discussions by CHF funded researchers and interviews with other canine health experts. The podcasts are released every two weeks and are also available at Apple's iTunes® store. View the complete list of podcasts and search by topic or speaker.
Watch short videos about the AKC Canine Health Foundation and our success. Videos include lectures from past Breeders' Symposia and National Parent Club Canine Health Conferences. View the complete list of videos and search by topic or speaker.
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Presentation by Kathryn M. Meurs, DVM, PhD, Professor and the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine at the 2011 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference hosted by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
Presentation by Albert Jergens, DVM, MS, PhD Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Iowa State University at the 2011 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference hosted by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
Presentation Abstract: Canine inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) denotes a heterogeneous group of idiopathic, chronic, relapsing inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract that are immunologically-mediated. While their exact etiologies remain unknown, research results suggest that interplay between genetic factors and enteric bacteria are crucial for disease development, owing to abnormal host responses directed against the commensal microbiota. Key clinical signs include vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss, and histopathologic lesions of inflammation may involve the stomach, small intestine, or colon. Recent advances in molecular tools, disease activity indices, and biomarker development now permit objective assessment of IBD severity at diagnosis and in response to various therapies. Treatment of IBD involves both dietary and pharamacologic interventions as well as therapeutic manipulation of the enteric microbiota through the use of antibiotics, prebiotics, and probiotics. This presentation will highlight recent research advances in canine IBD and offer insight into future research directions.
Presentation by Mark W. Neff, PhD of the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) at the 2011 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference hosted by the AKC Canine Health Foundation
Presentation by Joan R. Coates, DVM, MS, University of Missouri Professor of Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery at the 2011 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference hosted by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
Presentation by Donald F. Smith, DVM, Cornell University Professor of Surgery at the 2011 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference hosted by the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Smith maintains a robust DVM student teaching schedule and serves as chair of Cornell’s veterinary admission committee. He lectures nationally on topics ranging from “One Medicine, One Health” to the History of Veterinary Medicine.
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