We're excited to welcome our newest IPFD Contributing Partner and HGTD Contributing Leadership Sponsor, the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC)! The CKC is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Canada and currently recognizes 175 breeds. As a non-profit organization, the CKC is dedicated to encouraging, guiding, and advancing the interests of purebred dogs and their responsible owners and breeders in Canada and promoting the knowledge and understanding of the benefits which dogs can bring to Canadian society.
Under Research in the breed profile, see the Pilot study of head conformation changes over time in the Cavalier King Charles spaniel breed. Read about judges evaluations, CM/SM testing and measurements involving a few CKCs.
Outstanding work for Dachshund health education and management happens regularly, and we at DogWellNet.com are pleased to be able to share news on our Standard Dachshund & Miniature Dachshund pages.
Canine Care Certified Program - Animal Welfare Science - Purdue The CAWS Project aim is "to help the US pet industries address the socio-ethical and scientific (well-being) concerns embedded in commercial dog breeding. See a video presentation by Candace Croney, director of Purdue University’s Center for Animal Welfare Science.
Best-practices for conduct of clinical trial for animal patients
View IPFD Board member Patricia Olson's presentation at The Role of Clinical Studies for Pets with Naturally Occurring Tumors in Translational Cancer Research: A Workshop (June, 2015). Links to PDFs for this and other workshop presentations are available. WELFARE!
We are beginning to put together 4th IDHW Themes content articles - topic-specific resources are available which can serve as a basis for workshop participants' information and discussions. - Index... 4th IDHW Pre-meeting Resources - Supply & Demand Theme
See more information of the 4th IDHW in this issue's Spotlight (below).
A new entry in IPFD CEO, Dr. Brenda Bonnett's Blog: French Bulldog Health Seminar October 2018 - The Health & Genetics Committee of the French Bull Dog Club of America (FBDCA) invited Brenda to speak at their 2018 National Specialty. The Blog post includes comments and video.
The Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs is off to a great start in 2019 . We've added new genetic test providers, undertaken a major review of our phenes information, and now offer even more updated test information from our participants.
This year, we'll be focusing on adding new resources. We now have 28 (and growing) active participants across 17 countries, and a full listing of 60+ international Genetic Test Providers (GTPs). Please look out for our new HGTD Participant logos on GTPs' websites.
We welcome additional participant GTPs, more collaborators from any stakeholders concerned with dog health and welfare, the advice of experts, the participation of breed clubs and other consumer groups. We stand ready to provide more information to ongoing discussions.
Important Tip Regarding Accommodations: We have found that, in some cases, you be able to get a better room rate by NOT using the Promo Code (posted on the IDHW site) or by booking through third-party booking sites such as Hotels.com. Please feel free to book your room though other sites if you wish.
If you have any other questions about the 4th IDHW or wish to participate as an expert in pre-workshop activities/working groups, please contact us at IDHW@ipfdogs.com.
We hope you will join other decision leaders and dog health professionals as we continue the important work from previous workshops at the 4th IDHW in 2019!
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