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Ann Milligan

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  1. This article on Black Russian Terriers is part of a series to highlight the Big Picture of health, welfare and breeding and to help develop Globally Relevant Integrated Health Profiles (GRIHPs) for many breeds. See IPFD's Get a GRIHP! on Breed Health Initiative There are many others doing great work to advance heath, well-being, and welfare in this wonderful breed. We reference and link to terrific work, developments, reports, and research from the UK, USA, Sweden, Finland and more below. Thanks to all of those working on behalf of BRTs. This is a 'living document' - so if anyon
  2. This article on Bernese Mountain Dogs is part of a series to highlight the Big Picture of health, welfare and breeding and to help develop Globally Relevant Integrated Health Profiles (GRIHPs) for many breeds. See IPFD's Get a GRIHP! on Breed Health Initiative There are many others doing great work to advance heath, well-being, and welfare in this wonderful breed. We reference and link to terrific work, developments, reports, and research from the UK, USA, Sweden, Finland and more below. Thanks to all of those working on behalf of Berners. This is a 'living document' - so if any
  3. The epidemiology of stifle joint disease in an insured Swedish dog population https://bvajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/vetr.197 Engdahl, K, Hanson, J, Bergström, A, Bonnett, B, Höglund, O, Emanuelson, U. Epidemiology of stifle joint disease in an insured Swedish dog population. Vet Rec. 2021;e197. https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.197 Abstract Background: Stifle joint diseases (SJD) are common in dogs and include a variety of diagnoses. The objective of the study was to provide an overview of the epidemiology of SJD in insured dogs. Methods: An historical
  4. "As one of the first countries to notice the clinical significance of hip dysplasia (HD) as a developmental disorder resulting in arthritis, active research, and actions to reduce its prevalence have now been performed in Sweden for more than 60 years." Swedish Experiences From 60 Years of Screening and Breeding Programs for Hip Dysplasia—Research, Success, and Challenges Hedhammar A (2020) Swedish Experiences From 60 Years of Screening and Breeding Programs for Hip Dysplasia—Research, Success, and Challenges. Front. Vet. Sci. 7:228. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00228 The results
  5. What are the Consequences of Inbreeding Dogs? Dr. Aaron J. Sams, Embark Senior Scientist The following lecture was given in February 2021 at Embark's Inaugural Canine Health Summit. More information on the Summit is available on DogWellNet. See: IPFD and the Canine Health Summit Feb 2021 by Embark Veterinary
  6. Epidemiology and clinical management of elbow joint disease in dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK excepts from the study... This study was conducted in the UK; it "shows that elbow joint disease is a relatively common diagnosis in dogs and has a high welfare impact. There are strong breed predispositions, in particular for large breed dogs." "The current study substantiated some previously reported breed-related variation in prevalence of elbow disease. The breeds with the highest prevalence were mainly large breeds and included Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Golden
  7. Researchers discover new features of a gene defect that affects the length of the muzzle and caudal vertebrae in dogs Date: February 23, 2021 Source: University of Helsinki Summary: A recent genetic study provides new information on the occurrence of a DVL2 gene defect associated with a screw tail and its relevance to canine constitution and health. The variant was found in several Bulldog and Pit Bull type breeds, and it was shown to result in caudal vertebral anomalies and shortening of the muzzle. The DLV2 variant may also affect the development of the h
  8. This Golden Retriever article has been compiled as part of the IPFD's series to highlight the Big Picture of health, welfare and breeding and to help develop Globally Relevant Integrated Health Profiles (GRIHPs) for many breeds. The creation of this content has been supported by the Morris Animal Foundation. ♦ Read about the Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study – the largest prospective, longitudinal study in veterinary medicine in the United States.♦ See IPFD's Get a GRIHP! on Breed Health Initiative. There are many others doing
  9. See Brenda's Blog: Responsible Breeding and Sourcing of Dogs - Bonnett Swedish Vet Congress Oct 2020
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. "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
  16. 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)
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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