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Ann Milligan

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About Ann Milligan

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  • Region
    North America
  • Location
    California
  • Country
    United States
  • Current Affiliation
    IPFD-DWN website
  • Position / Title
    DogWellNet Website Contentent Manager
  • Interests
    Dog Breeding
    Dog Health
    Training / Performance
    Dog Shows
    Event Planning
    Genetics
    Judging
    Education
    Research
    Dog Behavior
    Legal/Regulatory Issues
    Kennel Clubs
    Breed Club
    Human-Dog Interactions
  • Academic Credentials
    Bachelors degree
    Judging Certification
  • Expertise/Proficiencies
    Dog Training
    Dog Shows/Exhibitions
    Dog Breeding
    Writing/Communication
  • Specific Breed(s) of Interest
    all
  • Breed Club Rep; Board Member or Breeding/ Health Committee member
    No
  • Attended 3rd IDHW in Paris
    No
  • Theme attended at 3rd IDHW in Paris
    Breed-Specific Health Strategies

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  1. Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) - YouTube A tool to help dog owners, breeders and veterinarians...the HGTD is an online searchable database providing information on genetic tests available for dog breeds, information on the tests themselves and quality control measures used by genetic test providers participating in the HGTD. HGTD playlist
  2. 3rd Dog Health Workshop Paris, April of 2017... Theme: Behaviour and Welfare Working Groups: were struck across all the themes in order to increase the likelihood of achieving the desired outcomes. Their goal was to collect and collate information; connect relevant stakeholders; and to outline key issues, goals and challenges to be addressed at the Workshop. Behaviour and Welfare Group's Focus: How can we better integrate concepts of welfare, behaviour and health in breeding and raising dogs? Focus on early life / socialization. Task: create a message that would be sent to kennel clubs to market a positive educational message for the public on reasons to achieve/purchase/sell/breed a well socialized dog. Priorities to be modeled in the sub-group's message were: behavior is part of welfare good behavior and health start in utero socialization shortly thereafter need to develop positive and marketing messages for different audiences short, specific, positive messages following a model of 5 freedoms Restrictions: Message to remain short, global (1 size fitting all) with more information available on the DogWellNet website (presented with consideration of the ID of the reader (breeder, owner, vet, kennel club). - Work Product - Socialization Posters - 5" x 7" PDF versions are now available in English and French. It is intended that other country's Kennel/Breed Clubs would translate this poster to their language, if desired. A PowerPoint Template file is available on request. Contact us to obtain the Puppy Socialization Poster PowerPoint Template. We would be very pleased to share this poster in your language with the DWN Community!
  3. Key DWN resources related to issues involved with understanding and management of extreme phenotype are provided here. The Brachycephalic Issue IDHW Plenary talks and suggested reading Country-Kennel Club specific programs DWN articles relevant DWN Blog posts Also see articles in this category.
  4. Breed Health Strategies - DWN Resources Here you will find links to: RAS (Swedish) and JTO (Finnish) breeding strategy documents in English (summaries) for multiple breeds International Dog Health Workshop Plenary Talks on Breed Health Strategies DogWellNet breed-specific strategy articles Country/Kennel Club Programs and Resources Blog articles on breeding strategies
  5. Ann Milligan

    Behaviour & Welfare Resources

    Behaviour & Welfare Index Behaviour - especially as broadly related to breeding - has been a theme in both the 1st, 2nd and 3rd International Dog Health Workshops. IPFD and DogWellNet hope to develop this topic and to help to integrate issues of behaviour and health, with the help of Experts - from all areas of the dog world. See an overview of DWN's Behaviour & Welfare Resources below. The content falls into the following categories: IDHW Presentations and Work products DWN Articles Catalog Resources by Country Research ALSO: please see articles available in this category.
  6. Index of International Dog Health Workshops. IPFD International Dog Health Workshops The 1st International Dog Health Workshop was organized by the Swedish Kennel Club and held in June 2012 in Stockholm. The 2nd International Dog Health Workshop was coordinated by IPFD and the German Kennel Club (VDH) and held in Dortmund, Germany in February 2015. The 3rd IDHW in Paris in April 2017 was coordinated by IPFD and the French Kennel Club. Moving forward, the IPFD is responsible for the International Dog Health Workshops and will partner with other organizations who will be the Host and responsible for logistics.
  7. In 2015 DogWellNet began to feature articles and resources to highlight 'The Brachycephalic Issue'. These articles provide a historical perspective on actions taken by various stakeholders (Kennel and Breed Clubs, researchers, veterinarians and breeders) to address growing concerns about the health and welfare of the short-faced dogs. Breed-specific breeding policies/guidelines and development of breed management strategies for Brachycephalic breeds is ongoing. Please see: https://dogwellnet.com/content/hot-topics/brachycephalics/ OR you can access articles from the Brachycephalic section from the links below. The date posted along with a brief descriptions of each article's content are provided.
  8. Ann Milligan

    How to use the HGTD

    How to Use HGTD: Welcome to the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs resource. This resource is designed to improve standardization of, and access to, robust genetic testing to support health improvements and a sustainable future for healthy dogs. Here, you’ll find a wealth of information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs); genetic tests, and tests by breed. There are two major components of the HGTD: the Quality Testing Database and Genetic Counselling resources (still in development).
  9. Ann Milligan

    Acronyms - Mode of Inheritance

    Mode of Inheritance terms referenced in the HGTD
  10. Ann Milligan

    The Evolution of Petface

    The Evolution of Petface The same traits that make these dogs adorable threaten their health and well-being https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/evolution-petface-180967987/ By Kat Eschner smithsonian.com January 31, 2018 8:30AM
  11. Ann Milligan

    Breeding by the Numbers

    January 2018 ... From the AKC Gazette Jerold S. Bell, DVM. "Breeding by the Numbers." AKC Gazette. January 2018, pp 12-16. “A goal of all breeds is to grow and maintain a large, diverse, and healthy population.” Source: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/211323a7#/211323a7/12
  12. Dr Dan O’Neill MVB BSc(hons) GPCert(SAP) GPCert(FelP) GPCert(Derm) GPCert(B&PS) MSc(VetEpi) PhD MRCVS VetCompass: Unweaving the rainbow of canine health (PPT) VetCompass: Unweaving the rainbow of canine health (PDF)
  13. Author: Dr Frédéric MAISON Membre du Comité de la SCC Président de la Commission d'élevage de la SCC

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