Ann Milligan

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  1. What's up with the dogs commonly called Jack Russell Terriers? Who knew! These days there are actually 3 distinct breeds; the Jack Russell Terrier, the Parson Russell Terrier and the Russell Terrier. This article contains links and resources from a number of different clubs, and articles by breed experts from the world of dogs and terriermen which may help to clarify...
  2. AKC Article... Early Detection of Bladder Cancer Possible With New Screening Tool Canine TCC/UC/bladder cancer -- Breen Lab @ NCSU Canine Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC) /Urothelial Carcinoma (UC)/bladder cancer in dogs – New research provides an opportunity for early detection. Matthew Breen PhD CBiol FRSB Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology Genetics and Shelly Vaden, DVM, PhD, DACVIM Professor of Internal Medicine President of the American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC 27607 Go to Sentinel Biomedical to GET More Information on THE TEST... The CADETSM BRAF Assay for Diagnosis & Monitoring of Canine TCC/UC The science... BRAF Mutations in Canine Cancers Hiroyuki Mochizuki, Katherine Kennedy, Susan G. Shapiro, Matthew Breen Detection of BRAF Mutation in Urine DNA as a Molecular Diagnostic for Canine Urothelial and Prostatic Carcinoma Hiroyuki Mochizuki, Susan G. Shapiro, Matthew Breen Homologous Mutation to Human BRAF V600E Is Common in Naturally Occurring Canine Bladder Cancer—Evidence for a Relevant Model System and Urine-Based Diagnostic Test Brennan Decker, Heidi G. Parker, Deepika Dhawan, Erika M. Kwon, Eric Karlins, Brian W. Davis, José A. Ramos-Vara, Patty L. Bonney, Elizabeth A. McNiel, Deborah W. Knapp and Elaine A. Ostrander Learn about Sentinel Biomedical's newest product: CADET BRAF Mutation Detection Assay, designed for the early detection and monitoring of canine bladder cancer or canine transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)/urothelial carcinoma (UC). Review the research, findings and how the test works. (33:15) with lead researcher Dr. Matthew Breen, PhD CBiol FRSB
  3. June 2017 - the Nordic Kennel Union website debuts! - site content is available in English - For more than 60 years, the Nordic Kennel Union has been the unified voice of the Nordic countries in the dog world. NKU members share a passion for animal welfare and dog health which is reflected in common strategies to secure future generations of healthy and sound dogs through responsible and sustainable breeding. Health is one of the most important aspects of dog breeding and a central area for Nordic cooperation. NOTE from IPFD CEO Brenda Bonnett: Congratulations - and thank you - to all the NKU members - and especially our IPFD Partners the kennel clubs of Sweden, Finland and Norway. Individually these clubs are amazing in terms of the scope of their efforts and their historical and ongoing commitment to the health and welfare of dogs. Their willingness to share with individual dog breeders and other clubs - through and other venues - makes them great role models and leaders in the dog world. Visit the Nordic Kennel Union Website!
  4. Club du Bouledogue Français CBF ACTION FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF THE FRENCH BULLDOG CURRENT SITUATION AND PROSPECTS See the article prepared for DogWellNet on the work of the French Bulldog Club for maintaining the health and well-being of the breed. This article was validated by the committee of the association at its meeting of November 27, 2016.
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    This file contains a downloadable mp3 recording of Plenary Sessions from the 3rd International Dog Health Workshop held in Paris - April 2017. Presenters included on this recording are as follows: SCC Official Opening Address 0:00-4:45 Introduction - Welcome Pekka Olsen 4:50-10:00 (IPFD) International collaboration/Dog Health Workshops PLENARY SESSIONS Presenters spoke for approximately 15 minutes each. Catherine Andre 10:12-26:00 Title of talk: Development of a validated DNA test – an example of collaboration with breeders, breed clubs and researchers Rowena Packer 26:26-42:50 Title of talk: International developments relative to issues in brachycephalic dogs. Ian Seath 43:00-53:30 Title of talk: A total package: Innovative research, programs and communication by the Dachshund Breed Council Jasen Stull 53:40-1:09:00 Title of talk: The big picture: Communication and education about antimicrobial resistance Sophia Malm 1:09:15-1:21-35 Title of talk: Integrating data from various sources for breed health strategies Aimee Llewellyn 1:21:58-1:35:50 Title of talk: Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (+Poster) Paula Boyden 1:36:10-1:51:33 Title of talk: The intersection of welfare and behaviour in dogs and relation to health and breeding Brenda Bonnett 1:51:50-end Title of talk: International efforts; IPFD; breakout instructions (+Poster) Speaker biographies and further details are located HERE.
  6. Epidemiological associations between brachycephaly and upper respiratory tract disorders in dogs attending veterinary practices in England Conclusions
  7. Thinking about bringing a Pug, a French Bulldog or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel into your life. These breeds are becoming quite popular throughout the world - they aren't big dogs and they can be terrific companions, fun and delightfully sweet - but that's not all there is to these dogs. No dog breed is perfect and some purebred dogs have health challenges - the brachycephalic breeds are no exception. Best to find out what is important to know about purchasing and keeping one of these types of dogs...the dogs with adorable 'smooshed' faces. Brachycephalic Breeds Health and Research Learning Resources "A range of free and insightful resources, including films, focusing on research with experts from different fields of canine health and welfare, with an in-depth look at canine diseases, genetics and conformation-related health concerns. Each film comes with useful learning resources and suggested further reading including publications and papers. This collection of learning resources is FREE. Just add to your cart and check out for full free access." Seriously... The Kennel Club is offering a great learning resource for free that will help you make informed choices.
  8. Correlation of neuter status and expression of heritable disorders Janelle M. Belanger, Thomas P. Bellumori, Danika L. Bannasch, Thomas R. Famula and Anita M. Oberbauer US based - Medical records for 90,090 individual dogs seen at the University of California William T. Pritchard Teaching Hospital from 1995 through the end of 2010 Background "Gonadectomy, or neutering, is a very common surgery for dogs having many positive effects on behavior, health, and longevity. There are also certain risks associated with neutering including the development of orthopedic conditions, cognitive decline, and a predisposition to some neoplasias. This study was designed specifically to identify if a correlation exists between neuter status and inherited conditions in a large aggregate cohort of dogs representing many different breeds."
  9. Corneal ulcerative disease in dogs under primary veterinary care in England: epidemiology and clinical management Dan G. O’Neill, Monica M. Lee, Dave C. Brodbelt, David B. Church and Rick F. Sanchez
  10. Links to References: Leroy G., Rognon X. (2012) Assessing the impact of breeding strategies on inherited disorders and genetic diversity in dogs. Vet J, 194: 343-348. Assessing the impact of breeding strategies on inherited disorders and genetic diversity in dogs
  11. Maintaining and Improving Breeds Jerold S Bell DVM, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (This article was published in the September 2016 Perspectives – AKC Delegates Newsletter. It can be reproduced with the permission of the author.)
  12. Cathryn Mellersh, Animal Health Trust, November 2011 What Is a Carrier? Breeding with Carriers Mutation Frequency Breeding Advice
  13. DNA testing and domestic dogs - Cathryn Mellersh Received: 9 August 2011 / Accepted: 15 October 2011 / Published online: 10 November 2011 (external) DNA Testing and Domestic Dogs (internal) (PDF) "This article does not attempt to discuss every test available. Rather it discusses some of the considerations that should be taken into account to successfully translate scientific findings into robust and useful tools for the lay dog breeder to use, and in so doing it uses a few representative examples of DNA tests that are currently available." A table of DNA tests by breed is available via this article at: and the table is shown in the PDF.