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Ann Milligan

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About Ann Milligan

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    Administrator

Profile Information

  • Region
    North America
  • Location
    California
  • Country
    United States
  • Current Affiliation
    IPFD-DWN website
  • Position / Title
    DogWellNet Website Content 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 an International Dog Health Workshop
    No
  • Theme attended at 3rd IDHW in Paris
    Breed-Specific Health Strategies

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  1. Mission Facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of pedigreed dogs and all dogs worldwide. Vision An enduring global collaboration enhancing dog health, well-being and welfare, and human-dog interactions. Values Dog health, well-being and welfare and human-dog interactions contribute to the quality of life for both species. The world is a better place because we share it with dogs. Dog issues are important around the globe and international sharing and cooperation is needed. Goals The general goals of the IPFD are to: Enhance the health, well-being and welfare of dogs and enrich human-dog interactions To facilitate sharing of knowledge, information, experience and resources across stakeholders (including, e.g., kennel clubs (KCs), veterinary and other professional organisations, health foundations, and others) to improve the health and well-being of purpose-bred dogs. To provide evaluation and interpretation of information to support the actions of stakeholders in dog health, well-being and welfare To facilitate specific actions to improve health and well-being of dogs, including, e.g. to design globally relevant breed-specific breeding strategies. To bring the dog community closer together through DogWellNet.com (below). Objectives The specific objectives of the IPFD shall be to: Create an online resource, i.e., DogWellNet.com to: Provide a clearing house of information, documents and digital resources on all material relevant to dog health and well-being (including, e.g., breeding regulations/recommendations, national/international legislation, health information, etc.) including technology for translation to English and other languages. Promote collaboration among diverse stakeholders interested in dog well-being by increasing the contacts between them, their knowledge of each other’s activities and facilitating cooperation via electronic-communication and other means. Provide evidence- and knowledge-based sharing of information, expertise and resources through evaluation and interpretation by international expert panels. Provide a platform for international collaboration on specific actions, e.g. expert input / validation of tests /procedures and breed-specific strategies to improve health and well-being Create a sustainable organization of relevance to and with credibility across a wide variety of stakeholders in the pedigreed dog world, as well as with concerns for all dogs, everywhere, by: Developing partnerships between KCs and other stakeholders in order to be globally relevant, inclusive and transparent in terms of objectives and actions. Building a financial base for on-going achievement of the vision, goals and objectives. Building networks of experts and supporting their work through online developments. Building a collective of volunteers to contribute to the work of the organisation.
  2. IPFD is a truly "people driven" service organization. Our structure and resources (a modest budget and small group of consultants, volunteers, and Board Members) facilitate the activities of our stakeholders to achieve our individual and collective priorities for the health and welfare of dogs. As a growing, independent voice within the global dog community, we aim to provide the best possible information and advice to assist our stakeholders in making optimal decisions for their members, customers, and breed(s) of interest. IPFD provides and supports a ‘big picture’, balanced, transparent and integrated approach to the complex challenges for dogs and the people who care about them. Our key audiences are, first and foremost, committed and health-conscious breeders, as well as those who support and advise them (kennel and breed club health committees, breeding advisors, veterinarians, researchers etc.), but also include essentially all those involved in the world of dogs including, kennel/breed clubs; dog owners; the pet industry; and more. Our consultants work tirelessly to engage others who embrace our vision and are willing to share their information, expertise, and passion for dogs. We connect with these stakeholders through our online platform, DogWellNet. com; social media; and direct correspondence; in addition to hosting/ attending face-to-face meetings, conferences (e.g. the IPFD IDHWs), seminars, and other educational/networking events.
  3. Reception within the Dog Community Extensive Outreach: IPFD and DogWellNet.com are being received enthusiastically by the dog community (see examples of media coverage in our IPFD News section), and we are frequently used as a resource and our CEO and other IPFD contributors are approached by partner organizations for veterinary meetings, educational events for breeders and judges, and government and regulatory groups to share international perspectives on tough issues. Recent examples include: Outreach Seminar on Healthy Breeding - 42nd World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress and 23rd FECAVA Eurocongress Breeding healthy dogs: IPFD CEO Dr. Brenda Bonnett talks about the use of breed specific insurance statistics for breeders, breed clubs, veterinarians and other stakeholders AKC-CHF 2017 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference BONNETT - AKC-CHF Presentation - Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs | BONNETT Abstract - CHF June 2017 Collaborative Inspiration: The IDHWs bring together decision-leaders from over 20 countries to improve cooperation on shared goals and to promote needed actions. Read: Moving from information and collaboration to action: report from the 3rd International Dog Health Workshop, Paris in April 2017 Trusted Expertise - An Independent Voice: We are also increasingly viewed as an important independent voice - with a view of the entire landscape - such as during recent discussions on genetics and genomics for dogs. Join us: IPFD encourages potential contributors, collaborators, sponsors, and others in the dog world to contact us (see below) to explore ways for us to work together in furthering the health, welfare, and well-being of dogs.
  4. See the September 2016 IPFD Presentation to the Kennel Club's Breed Health Coordinators 2.45 MB · 0 downloads IPFD_Presentation to KC BHCs Sept 2016_post meeting notes_for DWN-web.pdf Are you involved in a dog club for your breed? Would you like to share information from your kennel club, breed club or country with DogWellNet.com? Already a DogWellNet.com Member? Sign In, make sure your profile is up-to-date and see Next Steps, below. Visiting us as a guest? Sign Up to participate. Sign Up is open to the public and new participants automatically become DogWellnet.com Members Members of DogWellNet have access to content including our partner organizations' work on breed management strategies, articles and health data on breeds located throughout the world. Members can participate in Member Forums, may comment on material and have access to some content that is not available to those viewing the site as a guest. Register at http://dogwellnet.com/register/ to become a DogWellNet Member! Please make sure you fill in your profile. Help is available to set up your account. Next Steps: Contact us if you want to actively participate in providing content. How? Contact us at https://dogwellnet.com/contact/ Who? We are especially keen to connect with Breed Club or other Health Committee representatives or others looking at health and breeding issues. Why? Our goal is to facilitate the sharing of expertise and resources and to profile the good work done being done throughout the dog world with the focus on 'Sharing and Caring for Dogs'. What? Have a look through information in the Pedigreed Dogs database, e.g. check out the Irish Wolfhound to see the type of information we are trying to build. Do you have breed-specific information to share - links, health surveys, seminar presentations, breed management strategies (e.g. RAS and JTO), research papers or projects, etc. etc. A key goal of DogWellNet.com is to promote and facilitate international collaboration. Our purpose is to provide expert commentary and guidance in interpretation and use of information pertaining to dog health and welfare topics and issues. JOIN US! to collaborate with the global dog world on DogWellNet.com - the web platform of the International Partnership for Dogs - as we work to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of dogs.
  5. IPFD is truly a "people driven" service organization. We allocate the bulk of our financial resources to maintain a small but dedicated team of consultants to manage our modest resources and facilitate the activities of our stakeholders, with the aim of achieving our collective goals. Your generous donation to support IPFD and its programs helps ensure our long-term sustainability and supports ongoing efforts to create an enduring global collaboration that enhances the health, well-being, and welfare of all dogs worldwide. By supporting the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs initiative you can help us improve standardization of, and access to, robust genetic testing to support health improvements and a sustainable future for healthy dogs.
  6. AUTHOR: HELLE FRIIS PROSCHOWSKY, DVM, PH.D., SPECIAL CONSULTANT, THE DANISH KENNEL CLUB (DKC) See: https://www.dachshund-ivdd.uk/what-is-ivdd/danish-ivdd-paper-2019/ PDF version: https://www.dachshund-ivdd.uk/app/download/11009159/Herniated+discs+HFP+2019+v4.pdf IVDD is explored in this concise presentation which was originally published in the March 2019 issue of the Danish Kennel Club magazine (HUNDEN). Translated version by Frøydis Hardeng and Ian Seath..
  7. See the Blog "Every Step We Take".
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