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  3. Clonal Complexes and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profiles of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Isolates from Dogs in the United States Ricardo Videla, Samar M. Solyman, Akshar Brahmbhatt, Leslie Sadeghi, David A. Bemis, and Stephen A. Kania
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  5. The 2017 International Dog Health Workshop in Paris was the culmination of my summer 2016 project entitled, "A Veterinarian's Role in the Ethics and Welfare of Breeding Dogs." I'm very grateful to have attended this workshop that featured ways we can work collaboratively to improve dog health and welfare. My project poster was displayed among many other interesting research projects. I was impressed by the diversity of attendees including dog owners, veterinarians, kennel club members, researchers, and many more! The International Dog Health Workshop stands out to me among other conferences I've attended because it truly was a working meeting, rather than simply being presented in a lecture format. I left inspired to take action due to the creativity of my group and ideas generated during the meeting. Many thanks to the Behavior and Welfare theme facilitators, Dr. Patricia Olson and Ms. Caroline Kisko, and the group participants. The Behavior and Welfare theme was tasked to address early canine socialization and its influence on creating a suitable lifetime companion. We acknowledged that a more thorough literature search would be beneficial followed by research to address gaps we identify. Beyond research, our group also discussed the need for more positive marketing to the public to communicate the benefits of acquiring a well-socialized puppy. A special thanks to the Skippy Frank Fund for making this project and trip possible. Also many thanks to my personal French translator and mom-extraordinaire, Lindi Dreibelbis, for accompanying me on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. What wonderful memories we made together in Paris.
  6. "In Brief The domestic dog is divided into hundreds of island-like populations called breeds. Parker et al. examine 161 breeds and show that they were developed through division and admixture. The analyses define clades, estimate admixture dates, distinguish geographically diverse populations, and help determine the source of shared mutations among diverse populations."
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    Norwegian Lundehund Breeding Strategy - English summary
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    English TEMPLATE outline and instructions for creating a Breed specific breeding strategy document
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    This guideline is intended to be used by breed clubs for breeds in which at least 250 dogs have been registered over the last five years. ' The template outlines the content and structure for the Breeding-specific Breeding Strategy Document (JTO). The recommended total length of a breeding strategy for these breeds is 25-30 pages. Received from Katariin Mäki, Kennelliitto
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    International Efforts Dr. Brenda Bonnett, DVM, PhD; CEO IPFD
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    The Intersection of Welfare and Behaviour in Dogs and Relation to Health and Breeding Paula Boyden BVetMedMRCVS Dogs Trust
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    Show me the numbers Integrating information from various sources for breed health strategies Sofia Malm, PhD Geneticist, the Swedish Kennel Club
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    Harmonization for Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) Aimee Llewellyn, Project Director | Dr. Brenda Bonnett, CEO IPFD IPFD's Harmonization for Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) is a collaborative open access online resource with two major components: The Quality Testing Database Genetic Counselling resource The goal is to provide guidance on Commercial Test Providers ((CTPs), e.g. laboratories), quality assurance, and genetic test reliability and application.
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    Education and Communication: Antimicrobial Resistance Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM Assistant Professor Dept. Veterinary Preventive Medicine
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    A total package for breed health Ian J Seath, Chairman Dachshund Breed Council
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    International Developments relative to issues in Brachycephalic dogs Dr Rowena Packer BBSRC Research Fellow, Royal Veterinary College
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    HISTIOCYTIC SARCOMA IN DOGS Development of a validated Genetic Risk Test: A case study of collaboration Catherine André, Benoit Hédan "Canine Genetics Team" CNRS Univ.Rennes1, FRANCE
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    These documents summarize concepts for the themes covered at the 3rd International Dog Health Workshop. The documents provide a general overview of breakout sessions for each theme and offer key points and priorities covered in discussions as well as action plan This file contains the following PDF's: Behavior and Welfare Theme_IDHW Sharing Sessions 1_2 Breed Specific Health Strategies_IDHW Sharing Sessions 1_2 Education Communication Antibiotics_IDHW Sharing Sessions 1_2 Exaggerations of conformation_IDHW Sharing Session1_2 Harmonization of Genetic Testing_IDHW Sharing Sessions 1_2 Show Me the Numbers_IDHW Sharing Sessions 1_2
  19. Please Note - Only Moderators and Administrators can: Create new Forum Categories and Sub-Categories Move posted topics to new categories, if they feel that will help navigation and flow. Move comments (replies) out of a given topic and start a new topic. Overview of the DogWellNet Forums We’ve developed the DogWellNet Forums to allow individuals and groups to effectively communicate, share information, reach consensus, etc., within a virtual meeting space. These will include Forums for tips on using the site, general discussion of dog health issues as well as Forums for Expert Panels, Working Groups, the IPFD Board and other groups. Access and posting permissions within the various Forums is dependent on your Membership Level (e.g., Guest, Member, Advanced Member) and/or participation in groups such as those noted above. We encourage newly registered Members to visit the Introduce Yourself topic in the Members’ Forum and post a brief note to tell the community a little bit about themselves. Getting Started 1. Before you start posting, please note: a. The forum editor does not like you to bring in formatted text or figures. If you are bringing in something from a Word document or other file, we strongly advise that if you are copying from, e.g. Word, that you choose 'paste as plain text' when you enter it to the editor and then use the formatting features in the editor window. b. If you wish to insert tables or figures, it is best to: i. Save the table or figure as an image (e.g. jpg or png). ii. Attach that file to the post using Drag files here to attach, or choose files... feature. iii. Click the location in the post you want it to appear, then click on the + icon on the thumbnail of the image you uploaded. Double-click on the inserted image to resize and change alignment (e.g. left, center, or right). iv. OR, you can simply attach figures, tables or other documents to the article for people to download. c. Click the Submit Topic button (for a new topic) or Submit Reply button if replying to within an existing topic. 2. Make sure you click Follow for every topic you want to participate in, and set your email preferences to receive notifications: 3. To comment on an existing topic: Click on the red Reply to this topic button above the posts. (You can also click in the Reply to this topic… box at the bottom of the page to post your reply.) 4. To start a New Topic while viewing the Category/Sub-Category in which you want to post: Simply click on the red Start new topic button and follow the instructions. 5. It is also possible to start a new topic from the Home screen: When you would like to publish anything NEW in the Forum, select Topic in the drop-down menu under Create: Next, select the appropriate forum, then follow the instructions: Need Help? If you need help, visit the Help Desk, post a question in the Forums or contact us at info@ipfdogs.com.
  20. The Rhodesian Ridgeback World Congress meets every four years where a large number of breeders and fanciers (domestic as well as international) come together to discuss the breed. Many thanks to Helle Lauridsen, DWN contibutor, for providing a follow-up to the Rhodesian Ridgeback World Congress 2016. This article provides a follow-up to the 2016 event - with a focus on addressing Dermoid Sinus in Rhodesian Ridgebacks. The congress was a great success with a full day focused on breed health. A whole chapter was focused on Dermoid Sinus, the only breed specific disease for Ridgebacks. Helle Lauridsen writes... on the topic... "Dermoid Sinus has been seen by the outside world as a huge problem, but much less so by Rhodesian Ridgeback breeders... as it is now very rarely encountered and not always, as myth and an old article in Nature indicates, only in ridged dogs. DS also occurs in RR mixes and in other breeds and is always (100%) operable." "At the congress it was decided by the delegates to counter the 'stories' about Dermoid Sinus with facts. While the German clubs are progressing towards funding a DS DNA study, the RRWC Health committee wanted to investigate the size and development of the problem, before moving forward initiating a research project into the correlation of the 1996 Australian Folic Acid Study by Felicity A. Nicholls-Grzemski. Her theory is that as DS in dogs and spina bifida in humans are both embryo neural tube defects; DS can also be easily prevented with Folic Acid as Spina Bifida is prevented in humans.
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    SCKCS – Cavaliersällskapet | Specialklubben för Cavalier King Charles Thanks to Karin Drotz, Breeding Consultant, Department for Breeding and Health, Svenska Kennelklubben for sharing the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeding strategy translation with DWN.
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    Suomen bordercolliet ja australiankelpiet ry -- Australian Kelpie Breeding Strategy -- English Summary Contact information for breed club Suomen bordercolliet ja australiankelpiet ry: website: www.sbcak.fi Contact: jalostus.sbcak@gmail.com (email of the health committee) Thanks to Sabina Lähteenmäki, SBCAK ry, breeding committee, chairman for sharing the Australian Kelpie breeding strategy translation with DWN.
  23. Thank you Brenda for organising a really informative and useful workshop. I can't imagine what hard work it must be for you and your helpers.
  24. Well done Brenda, well done SCC, well done us! Hope to hear what different sessions come up with and let's hope we get some ACTIONS!
  25. The stellar group of participants at the IPFD 3rd International Dog Health Workshop (3rd IDHW) came to collaborate and we really put them to work. The attendees, who certainly engaged and challenged and stimulated each other, accomplished a lot and it seems they are going home extremely satisfied with the experience. More importantly, the majority have committed to participate in specific actions, with clear objectives, goals, timelines and deliverables. There is a clear potential for real momentum to carry us forward towards the 4th IDHW in the UK. Our diligent efforts were assisted by candy bars courtesy Mars Veterinary ... between those and lots of strong French coffee, we pulled it off! A huge shout out to the French Kennel Club (SCC) for putting on a well-organized event at a great venue. The food was fantastic - thanks to Agria for sponsoring the breaks and lunches. The boat cruise on the Seine was extraordinary - thanks to Royal Canin ... more good food and wine with a panoramic view of the sites of Paris, including the amazing icon of the Eiffel Tour, complete with its delightful, hourly light-show. More information soon on the topics, challenges and future plans in the days to come. We will be posting material from speakers, posters, and break out sessions, and photographs as well as the detailed plans addressing breed-specific health strategies, behaviour and welfare implications of early socialization, exaggerations of conformation, the harmonization of genetic testing, education/ communication on appropriate use of antibiotics, and the need for numbers/ quantitative information. There will be lots of outreach to stakeholders who weren't at the meeting; hopefully to further engage the wider dog community in this important work. Thanks to all those who contributed... from individual dog owners, breeders, breed club reps, kennel club advisors and executives, many veterinarians, researchers, corporate and industry people, welfare organisations ... I feel like I am at the Academy Awards and will surely miss someone! This was a diverse community united by a commitment to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of dogs and to promote the best in human-dog interactions. It is an honour and privilege to be part of this devoted and passionate community. The future looks bright for innovative and sustained international collaboration.
  26. People are starting to arrive in Paris for the 3rd IDHW ! Paris in the spring is living up to its reputation with sunshine and flowering trees. Too bad we will keep our delegate inside working hard for the dogs for 2 days! We are expecting about 135 delegates from 24 countries. We have vets and breeders, researchers and judges, experts in welfare and behaviour, genetic advisors, various non-profits, industry representatives, dog owners... and more... so a wide array of stakeholders. As is common in the dog world, many people wear more than one hat. We have representatives from 18 National kennel clubs and the FCI; including the current or former Presidents of at least 4 KCs. There are scientists from at least 13 Universities and research institutes, from at least 6 different countries. There are over 15 companies from the pet industry attending, including many genetic testing labs. There are numerous veterinary organizations and welfare organizations represented. As well as, breed clubs, breeders and dog owners. This is a real working meeting... we hope to engage all present in discussions with the result being definite action plans to be underway immediately following the workshop; leading to results ready to present at the 4th International Dog Health Workshop to be held in the UK in 2019, hosted by The KC. Exciting times! Stay tuned for more information. Check us out on Facebook and our new Twitter feed @IPFDogs and #IDHWParis ...
  27. We're excited to present the IPFD Annual Report 2016, which summarizes a busy 2016 for the International Partnership for Dogs and sets out our ambitious plans for 2017!
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    Summary of the Breed-Specific Breeding Program (JTO) Saluki 2014-2018 Finnish Saluki Club http://www.saluki.fi/
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