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  1. Our mission is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of your pet with fully personalised, breed-specific care. Orivet was founded on the premise that each and every pet is unique, with its own set of specific traits, behaviours, genetic health needs and inherent risks. We work with pet owners, breeders and vets to provide completely personalised products and services that treat and care for pets as the unique individuals they are, taking into account each pet’s genetic makeup, age, sex and lifestyle. Through this we aim to encourage the development of a deep, genuine and lasting bond between pets and their owners. Orivet is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  2. CAG GmbH makes it easy to secure the genetic health of your four-legged friends. We provide the tools you need: a comprehensive offering of genetic tests, quick turn-around in the in-house accredited laboratory, and personal counseling to help you understand what the results really mean for you and your animal. With state-of-the-art technology, a robust R&D program, and dedicated specialists in animal genetics, CAG works with you to ensure the health and happiness of your best friend. CAG GmbH is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  3. Thanks, Ariel. As companion animals share our environment so closely, and many of our lifestyles exposures, they are an important part of any comprehensive One Health initiative. However, getting the human and animal docs and researchers to work well together is an ongoing challenge. The key point is - we need behavioural change across the board to develop prudent attitudes and actions in regard to antibiotic use, regardless of the species on which they are being used. Your compendium of existing guidelines and different approaches internationally will be an important resource.
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    Harmonization for Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) Aimee Llewellyn, Project Director | Dr. Brenda Bonnett, CEO IPFD IPFD's Harmonization for Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD) is a collaborative open access online resource with two major components: The Quality Testing Database Genetic Counselling resource The goal is to provide guidance on Commercial Test Providers ((CTPs), e.g. laboratories), quality assurance, and genetic test reliability and application.
  5. In addition to the Theme:Outline - here some reading we hope you will do before coming to the Workshop. If you aren't acquainted with it, please see: the Harmonization Project Initiative description. For further/preparatory reading, you might look at a similar, more extensive developement for humans: Eurogentest which, for searching for labs and tests will take you to Orphanet. ICAR has an accreditation program for labs doing cattle testing. Another accreditation scheme in use is the Standards and Guidelines from the American College of Medical Genetics in conjunction with the College of American Pathologists. Although these are for human genetic diagnostic testing, there is a lot of good material in here that ensures quality between laboratories and across the discipline. General Standards and Guidelines for Clinical Genetics Laboratories General Policies Policies specific to Clinical Molecular Genetics You will receive an Attendee list in your package at the workshop. But here is the Full Attendee List (by Theme): Attendee List IPFD 3rd International Dog Health Workshop.pdf And many further resources are on DogWellNet.com... not required reading... but or your information.
  6. The Genomia laboratory is a private accredited genetic laboratory in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Genomia is engaged in genetic testing of humans, animals and pathogens. In humans, we are testing relationships between relatives – paternity and genealogy. For animals, we offer more than 150 tests for hereditary diseases, sex determination, parenthood determination and tests for coat appearance and colour. Genomia offers services to customers all over the world. Genomia cooperates with breeders from more than 38 countries on four continents. Genomia is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  7. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is to be commended on its attention to the complex and quickly evolving world of genetic testing and dog breeding! Their article on: Genetic panel testing for breeds and hereditary disorders promises insights for dog owners, breeders, and veterinarians: Unlocking the genetic secrets of your dog in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) AVMA's new policy encourages research, continuing education, and outreach on inherited disorders in companion animals: AVMA passes policy on responsible pet breeding The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) is a multi-stakeholder, non-profit organization whose mission is to bring the global dog world together to share information and resources and to take actions to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of dogs. As the JAVMA article mentions, a major initiative is the IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs. Project sponsors include the IPFD Partners, including various national kennel clubs, Agria Animal Insurance (Sweden and UK), the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, American Kennel Club-Canine Health Foundation, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and their Hereditary Disease Committee, as well as various commercial test providers including, two mentioned in the JAVMA article, e.g. Mars Veterinary and Genoscoper. The full list of current sponsors and an overview of the Harmonization initiative are available (elsewhere) on DogWellNet.com, the web platform of the IPFD. Genetic testing is one of the most complex issues facing dog owners, breeders and veterinarians. Owners of individual dogs may, as described in the article, access ‘DNA testing’ to look at a dog’s parentage, breed ancestry; to determine a general list of health risks; or to find out information on a specific clinical issue. This may be done for interest or diagnostic information. However, for breeders of dogs there are added layers of complexity that may be amplified by the burgeoning availability of panel tests. It’s easy to say breeders should do all available tests. But is that practical or even the best approach? A breeder may spend several hundreds of dollars on genetic testing, but their breed or kennel club may be telling them they must also screen for important diseases not covered by genetic tests, e.g. hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye conditions. And they must try to breed a dog with good behaviour and appropriate breed characteristics, while, hopefully also paying attention to genetic diversity and other measures of ‘wellness’ of the breed, as a whole. The prospect is daunting. The reality is that the number of genetic tests available for dogs is increasing at an exponential rate; many tests coming out of research on important human diseases, and often the actual risk indicated by a test result and/ or the relevance for the overall health of the dog is unclear. In some countries, it is recommended against or even illegal to breed an animal that has a known abnormality or risk for disease. Positive results from a huge panel of genetic tests, even if some of those tests have not been validated for that breed, may unnecessarily preclude that animal from breeding. In some countries, there are an increasing frequency of litigation against breeders, sometimes unrealistically holding them accountable for any and every problem a dog may experience. But we are talking about biological organisms – and no animal – human or dog or other – can be bred to eliminate any possibility of disease. Some opponents of purebred dogs will have little sympathy for the conscientious breeder saying it is impossible to test for everything. But purebred and pedigreed dogs are worth sustaining. And more importantly, what is the alternative? We know that in most countries, a vast proportion of the demand for dogs is supplied by commercial breeders, many of whom may not have the health and welfare of their breeding animals or puppies as a first priority. There are increasing numbers of designer/ crossbreed dogs and a tendency to believe that any and all mixed breed dogs are healthier than any and all pedigreed dogs. Both of these categories of breeders tend to operate outside the oversight of authorities, breed clubs or kennel clubs who try to have a holistic view of health, behaviour and welfare. The AVMA statement on breeding reflects some similar concerns. Suffice it to say the complexity of the world of dog health and breeding can be almost overwhelming. As for genetic testing, the optimism about the great potential offered by panel tests, e.g., must be tempered by the reality that some tests within a panel may not be validated or meaningful for a given breed or condition. In the JAVMA article, both Dr. Giger and Dr. Bell express a need for judicious use of tests. Many commercial test providers offer information on the interpretation and application of test results, at least for the individual owner or dog, if not for use in breeding decisions. But we must understand that there is a strong profit-based drive behind many of these offerings, reflected by increasing numbers of commercial entities offering tests. The widespread and sophisticated marketing, e.g. online, makes this world even more challenging for consumers to navigate. The IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (Harmonization) initiative grew out of international collaborative efforts to address tough issues like: How can a consumer recognize a good quality from poorer quality labs or commercial test providers? How does an owner or breeder make an informed decision about the best product for their dog/ situation? How can this be done keeping a holistic view on all issues of health and welfare? How can veterinarians possibly keep up with all these new developments? Where can consumers and veterinarians get expert opinions truly independent from commercial interests? How can we ensure that the terrific potential for genetic testing to improve health in dogs is not negatively impacted by all these challenges? The Harmonization initiative will be one Theme at the IPFD 3rd International Dog Health Workshop, hosted by the French Kennel Club in Paris, France, 21-23 April 2017. This meeting involves decision-leaders in the dog world, from many stakeholder groups, who come together to identify priorities and actions that need international collaboration. In addition to genetic testing, themes include Breed-Specific Health Programs; Behaviour and Welfare; Education and Communication (focus on antimicrobial resistance/ prudent use of antimicrobials); Numbers/ Quantitative Data on dogs and health; and Health Issues of Extreme Conformation. Further information on the background, program, themes and goals, including registration information is available on the Workshop website and elsewhere on DogWellNet.com. Our most recent Collaborating Partner, is the Canine Genetics and Epidemiology journal and they will be on hand at the workshop and will help support dissemination of information from the workshop. The IPFD, their partners and collaborators, together with sponsors of the Harmonization initiative – including commercial test providers who have stepped forward to take a leadership role - are, in the first phase, creating a prototype of a database of quality for commercial test providers. We recognize the leadership of the WSAVA. We hope to engage other veterinary organizations as their input will be key, especially as we develop the Expert Panels who will provide collective, valid and balanced advice on tests, testing and application as we move into the next phases of the Harmonization initiative. The Harmonization of Genetic Testing in Dogs will succeed through collaborative, multi-stakeholder, international participation to address the complex issues of genetic testing for dogs with an aim to capitalize on the great potential of technological developments to improve dog health and to support consumers. For further information please contact : Brenda Bonnett, CEO IPFD; brenda.bonnett@ipfdogs.com Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi, Project Director; Aimee.Llewellyn-Zaidi@ipfdogs.com
  8. General Goals and Outcomes - all Themes: By the conclusion of the 3rd IDHW participants should leave with a clear sense of key decisions on priorities / needs within the theme; remaining gaps/ challenges/ controversies; List of specific tasks/ actions to be undertaken over the next two years, by whom; and a clear understanding of how they, personally, will help achieve the desired outcomes. Please see: 3rd IDHW_Program Overview, Schedule, Themes and Speakers for further information. Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (Harmonization/ Genetics) Theme Working Group Coordinator(s): Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi, USA; Brenda Bonnett, Canada Resource persons: Wim van Haeringen, Netherlands, Cathryn Mellersh, UK Facilitator(s): Diane Brown, USA Notetaker: Ambre Jaraud, France Keys to The Harmonization/ Genetics Theme: In previous Dog Health Workshops, it was recognised that the proliferation of genetic tests, and test providers available paired with the lack of standardisation or regulation on a global scale is a huge concern. There is an urgent need for consumers to be able to access a resource to elucidate which genetic testing providers are robust, and what genetic tests options are applicable to improvement of dog health and welfare. The IPFD in collaboration with multiple stakeholders has developed a prototype platform to catalogue quality measures (QMs) for genetic testing providers. In addition, the IPFD and collaborators are working to develop balanced, independent reviews of genetic tests and their recommended usage, and support the development of proficiency testing. Some of the Keys we hope to address in this session: Increase input on the development, and content of the prototype (i.e. identifying and prioritizing QMs) Engage further sponsors, collaborators, and Experts to address the challenges of The Tri-ad: Genetic Testing Providers: What describes quality and reliability? Tests: What describes quality and reliability? Genetic Counselling – the next steps needed for phase 2. Develop working parties to address specific Tri-ad issues Clearly identify the needs and desires of the primary users: owners, breeders, commercial test providers, researchers, breed clubs, etc. Continue reading below or download PDF 3rd IDHW Guide for Participants_Harmonization_12April2017.docx
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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.
  10. Embark is more than a product, or even a company. It is a promise to share the journey of a lifetime with you and your dog. You invite us, via our app and website, into your home to help you understand and care for your dog like never before. We invite you to join us in making new discoveries in dog health, wellness, care, and understanding: via our research questions, regular results updates, blog posts, social media, and events. Embark is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  11. We're Genoscoper - the specialists in canine genetics and animal DNA testing. We offer solutions to help you make informed decisions about pet care and breeding, through comprehensive testing services and improved DNA diagnostics, with the most advanced BioIT. Genoscoper is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  12. Many thanks to the AKC-CHF and our other sponsors for supporting the collaborative Harmonization of Genetic Testing initiative!!! See the Dog News Annual Issue for the complete article.
  13. Below we present a collection of links and excerpts from media coverage of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs initiative. We will be adding more content as media articles are published.
  14. Mars Veterinary is a business unit of Mars Petcare, the world’s largest pet care provider. Their mission is to facilitate responsible pet care by enhancing the well-being and relationship between pets, pet owners, breeders, shelters and veterinarians through valuable insights into pets as individuals. Mars Veterinary is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  15. At Paw Print Genetics, our geneticists and veterinarians are committed to provide you and your dog unparalleled service with our large menu of tests, online account management and the highest accuracy in the industry. Paw Print Genetics is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs initiative.
  16. Sentinel Biomedical is a pioneering comparative health company committed to research and scientific innovation. The company’s primary focus is investigating canine cancers and identifying biological changes and environmental influences that may be shared with human cancers, making canines true watchdogs in the area of human health. Sentinel Biomedical is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  17. The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) announces the “Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs” initiative: to support the appropriate selection and use of DNA testing in dog health and breeding decisions The ever-increasing emergence of new canine DNA tests and testing laboratories has made choosing quality DNA testing providers and the right DNA tests for health and breeding decisions increasingly challenging for many owners, breeders and veterinarians. Working with a wide-spectrum of stakeholders in dog health, the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) "Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs" initiative will provide practical support to address these challenges.
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  22. I am very pleased to be joining the IPFD as project manager of the Harmonization of Genetic Testing of Dogs.  With the aim of Improving standardization of, and access to, robust genetic testing to support health improvements and ensure a sustainable future for healthy dogs.”

  23. Special Breed Specific Instructions (BSI) regarding exaggerations in pedigree dogs: A health protective project initiated by the Swedish Kennel Club. A general reflection is that the increasing and necessary focus on health and soundness in purebred dogs contains an increasing demand for advanced knowledge about excellent breed type in judges. Show judges are expected to preserve breed type of the purebred dogs – not only the health and life of the dogs with pedigrees. Link: http://www.skk.se/Global/Dokument/Utstallning/special-breed-specific-instructions-A8.pdf also in our Downloads section. ... with permission from Dr Göran Bodegård MD PhD Chairman of the BSI group of the Swedish Kennel Club, Stockholm, Sweden
  24. The Animal Health Trust exists to fight disease and injury in animals. Thanks to our pioneering work improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention, horses, dogs and cats are living healthier, happier lives – in the UK and across the world. The Animal Health Trust is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  25. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is an association of associations. Its membership is made up of veterinary organisations from all over the world, which are concerned with companion animals. The Hereditary Diseases Committee of the WSAVA is collaborating on the IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs initiative. Website: www.wsava.org