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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In this podcast we hear from Dr. Kerstin Lindblad-Toh and Dr. Elinor Karlsson, two of our most prominent oncology genetics researchers. Dr. Lindblad-Toh is a professor in comparative genomics at Uppsala University and the Scientific Director of Vertebrate Genome Biology at the Broad Institute. Dr. Karlsson is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and was recently awarded the Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship.
In this podcast we learn about the research that is refining the genes and gene signatures associated with osteosarcoma and how this may lead to better treatments. Initial findings have been published in the open access journal Genome Biology, entitled "Genome-wide analyses implicate 33 loci in heritable dog osteosarcoma, including regulatory variants near CDKN2A/B."
For information on how to participate in this research study, visit the CHF website.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.
Presentation by Kathryn M. Meurs, DVM, PhD of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine at the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference hosted by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and sponsored by Purina.
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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to announce the launch of a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.
The first podcast in the series features Dr. Matthew Krecic, a Diagnostics specialist for Zoetis, and focuses on Brucellosis, an important topic for all breeders. Dr. Krecic completed his DVM at the Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business. He is board-certified in small animal internal medicine through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Krecic served as a senior Telemedicine Veterinarian at IDEXX Laboratories before joining Zoetis in 2009 and he continues to practice small animal internal medicine in his spare time.
A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.
Our presenter for this webinar is Dr. Gayle Watkins. Gayle has been breeding Golden Retrievers and competing in a wide array of dog events--conformation, agility, obedience, tracking, hunt tests and field trials--for nearly 30 years.
During these decades, she has produced, owned and/or shown over 50 American and Canadian conformation, obedience, agility, tracking and rally champions, as well as Master Hunter and Qualified All-Age field trial Goldens.
Gayle’s focus is on using science in her puppy rearing to produce healthy, stable, talented dogs. She brings her background as an Army officer, scientist, researcher, business owner and consultant to this goal. Most recently, she and two of her co-breeders started Avidog International to share these methods with other breeders and puppy owners. In this webinar, we are going to hear about one of the programs that they have been using in the breeding program for nearly a decade.
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In this podcast we bring you a research updatewith Dr. Simon Platt of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Platt received his veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1992, he completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery in 1998 at the University of Florida, and afterward spent two years as an assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Georgia. In 2000, Dr. Platt returned to the UK where he was Head of the Neurology/Neurosurgery service at the Animal Health Trust until 2006. Since then he has been an associate professor and then professor in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia. Dr. Platt discusses his CHF-funded research on Syringomyelia, or SM for short, entitled “Syringomyelia in the Brussels Griffon: magnetic resonance imaging finding, clinicopathology and prevalence.”
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.
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