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  3. See Brenda's Blog: Responsible Breeding and Sourcing of Dogs - Bonnett Swedish Vet Congress Oct 2020
  4. 2016 See Dr. Brenda Bonnett's presentation from the First International Conference on Human Behaviour Change for Animal Welfare. HBCAW website: www.hbcanimalwelfare.com All presentations from the conference are available from HBCAW's YouTube channel. Also see DWN's: Human Dog Interactions Category. How Beliefs and Attitudes about Dog Health and Welfare Limit Behaviour Change PDF: Don’t Know or Don’t Care_Bonnett_Sandoe_2016 HumanBehaviourChangeConference
  5. 2013 2013 Discussion Forum Speaker: Chris Laurence, AWF Trustee The 'AWF Impact Session – what happened next?' We look back at some of the most talked about animal welfare issues from recent Discussion Forums (2006-12) and explore how these issues were taken forward. This video offers a historical perspective of animal welfare issues in the UK. A complete group of AWF/BVA videos in the Discussion Forum is at: • https://www.youtube.com/user/BVAAWF/videos The videos cover many species; dog's/companion animal's welfare concerns are included in some of the talks. Also see AWF's
  6. 2016 Breeding healthy dogs Professor Brenda Bonnett talks about the use of breed specific insurance statistics for breeders, breed clubs, veterinarians and other stake holders. Avl av friske hunder Professor Brenda Bonnett's foredrag om bruken av rasespesifikk forsikringsstatistikk i avlsarbeidet. Foredraget henvender seg til oppdrettere, raseklubber, veterinærer og andre interessenter. Also see: Breeds with summaries of Swedish KC, Finnish KC or Norwegian KC Breeding Strategies (RAS|JTO) Swedish insurance data 2006-20
  7. 2015 View IPFD Board member (emeritus) Patricia Olson's presentation at The Role of Clinical Studies for Pets with Naturally Occurring Tumors in Translational Cancer Research: A Workshop (June, 2015) Summaries from the workshop are available. https://www.nap.edu/read/21830/chapter/2 Best-practices for conduct of clinical trial for animal patients "Patricia Olson, an independent consultant and former president and chief executive officer of the Morris Animal Foundation and advisor to the American Humane Association, discussed the importance of strategic, coll
  8. Related content: Brenda's Blog: Genetic Diversity: The Big Picture and Challenging Issues https://dogwellnet.com/blogs/entry/146-genetic-diversity-the-big-picture-and-challenging-issues/ Speakers Dr. Kari Ekenstedt, a geneticist from Purdue University in Indiana and IPFD CEO Dr. Brenda Bonnett covered 'everything you need to know to understand genetic testing' in a clear, concise and entertaining series of talks. Interactive discussions with the many knowledgeable, committed attendees were interesting and thought-provoking. While you must al
  9. "Elaine Ostrander provides an overview of canine genetics, and explains how scientists are using genetics to decipher the molecular basis of different traits such as height and cancer risk. Talk Overview: Although all domestic dogs belong to the same species, different breeds display unique morphological traits and different disease susceptibility. Dr. Elaine Ostrander provides an overview of canine genetics, and explains how scientists are using genetics to decipher the molecular basis of different traits such as height and cancer risk. In her second lecture, Ostrander explains that canine ge
  10. Peter Muir, Professor at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, explains the genome-wide association study (GWAS) which analyzes canine disease. Muir explores the parallels of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in dogs and humans. (2016)
  11. The increasing availability of genetic screening tests, DNA tests, and now multiplex test panels also requires an understanding of what the tests tell you. Jerold Bell, DVM discusses the practical applications for using the results of these tests to improve the health of dogs, the dangers for the inappropriate use of genetic tests to dog health, and the roles of the breeder, dog owner and veterinarian in utilizing genetic tests. Also see: Essentials of Health Screening and DNA Testing in Dogs - Anita Oberbauer
  12. AKC-CHF: VetVine Dr. Emily Bray, PhD discusses what we know regarding the association between maternal style and offspring behavior, temperament, cognition, and later success as a working dog.
  13. The Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science (SPARCS) is a non-profit organization now maintained by The National Canine Research Council, created to bridge the gap between canine science and dog lovers by providing an international platform where modern animal behavior science can be presented, discussed, and debated by the greatest minds in canine science. SPARCS hosts an international conference where speakers give in-depth presentations pertaining to questions about dog behavior, welfare, and key issues the world faces in the human-canine bond. SPARCS Video
  14. BPH - English PDF - Behavior and Personality Assessment in Dogs, BPH BPH is a behavioral assessment that has been created with the aim to contribute to better knowledge about the mentality and personality of dogs, all dogs. It should be helpful for breed clubs, breeders and dog owners to have a tool which helps to describe the personality of the dog, whether it is a potential breeding animal, pet or working dog.
  15. Early socialization practices and adult dog behavior – Video abstract Video abstract of a review paper “Puppy parties and beyond: the role of early age socialization practices on adult dog behavior” published in the open access journal Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports by Howell TJ, King T, Bennett PC. See... DWN's article "Puppy Parties and Socialization" for a link to the paper. Also see DWN's Behaviour & Welfare Resources Category
  16. The Kennel Club has hosted a unique webcast to discuss brachycephalic health and what can be done collaboratively to ensure a healthier future for dogs. Chaired by Kennel Club Chairman, Tony Allcock OBE, the webcast panel comprised Dr Jane Ladlow, European and Royal College Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and leading BOAS researcher; Bill Lambert, Head of Health and Welfare at the Kennel Club; and Charlotte McNamara, Health and Welfare Development Manager at the Kennel Club. The panel discussed brachycephalic health, approaches across Europe, the need for a collaborative, evidence-based app
  17. The severity of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) is assessed by means of walk tests. With the help of walk tests, individuals with the most severe symptoms can be eliminated from breeding. See more on the FKC's walk test at: https://dogwellnet.com/blogs/entry/88-finnish-walk-test-for-brachycephalic-breeds-ready/ All the information on the Finnish walk test can be found here. (Internal): document.pdf "Walk test The walk test is meant for short-muzzled (brachycephalic) breeds that have symptoms caused by upper respiratory tract disorders. These
  18. Instagram loves flat-faced dogs. But they're facing a health crisis and no one can agree how to save them. We talk to a breeder, the RSPCA, the AVA and an owner whose dog has been in and out of surgery her whole life. A thought-provoking video that highlights the challenges of brachycephalic breeds - from educating breeders, to the veterinarians who are inevitably called upon to treat dogs bred for exaggerated characteristics.
  19. Love is Blind is a joint initiative of the RSPCA and the Australian Veterinary Association. Unfortunately, some breeds need more than unconditional love. Many breeds of dog have exaggerated physical features, which means they can’t breathe, walk or give birth normally. Many have chronic and painful ear, skin and eye problems. These problems prevent many dogs from having a normal and comfortable life. Five videos are available in the Playlist. Love Is Blind Love is Blind - Summer Series - Part One - Diego Love is Blind - Summer Series - Part Two - What is Brachyce
  20. "More information: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/boas/about-... The French bulldog, bulldog, pug, pekingese, shih tzu, Japanese chin, boxer and Boston terrier are all examples of brachycephalic breeds. The most distinctive feature of these breeds is their short muzzle. Brachycephalic dogs have been bred for centuries to possess a normal-sized lower jaw, and a disproportionately shorter upper jaw. In recent decades, breeding selection for extreme brachycephalic features has resulted in dogs that are predisposed to upper airway tract obstruction and subsequent respiratory distress, among severa
  21. Making Assessments of Dogs' Respiration has been produced by the Swedish Kennel Club as part of the work in improving health in pedigree dogs. The film illustrates the causes and background to dogs' respiratory problems and the difficulties to adjust the body temperature. The film discusses the signs of affected breathing that a judge may observe. (English subtitled) Making Assessments of Dogs' Respiration is a complement to the Breed-Specific Instructions for Judges, BSI. Also see: The Breed-Specific Instructions Initiative for Judges (BSI) The Swedish Kennel Club's Br
  22. Kyle Snowden, DVM, provides information on brachycephalic anatomy and discusses its impacts on breathing and thermo-regulation. Veterinary interventions used to correct problematic issues in compromised dogs are covered. Also see: DWN's International Actions: Extremes of Conformation Hot Topics, The Brachycephalic Issue
  23. hgtd - 20-21.ppsx Check out the 2 minute video and slideshow in PowerPoint - a quick HGTD update... Go to the HGTD
  24. 2017 - Our second IPFD Student, Ariel Minardi (a 3rd year veterinary student from Ohio State University),developed articles and a video blog or ‘vlog’ to connect with the IPFD/DogWellNet community. Ariel's blog – entitled “B.A.R.K. (Bacterial Antimicrobial Resistance Knowledge)” - includes vlogs (video blogs) on the progress of her project. Geared toward veterinary students (but also of interest to veterinarians, dog breeders and dog owners), her videos and DogWellNet content will focus on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and will cover some of the more interesting and controversial aspects of t
  25. A preview of IPFD's 2018 Annual Report, which is available for download here on DogWellNet.com. Please be sure to share this video and link with your friends and colleagues to show the important work being done by the IPFD and its supporters.
  26. IKFB: French Bulldog Club (Germany) - Walking test for French Bulldog, Pugs and English Bulldogs Also see: DWN's article on the IKFB - Dr. Anne Posthoff, the president of the German International Club for French Bulldogs, explains why the rules for breeding French Bulldogs in Germany are amongst the strictest in the world. Hot Topics - Brachycephalics, archive - DWN and Extremes of Conformation - Brachycephalics
  27. From the First International Conference on Human Behaviour Change for Animal Welfare Visit the Human Behaviour Change for Animals website: https://www.hbcforanimals.com/ See more videos from the HBCA organisation at... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEIBUgPge7eZmgr1toX4JOQ/videos Also see: Kelly Arthur's Blog post, Welfare Consultations to Improve Pet Wellbeing and Generate Revenue
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