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2017 - Our second IPFD Student, Ariel Minardi (a 3rd year veterinary student from Ohio State University),developed articles and a video blog or ‘vlog’ to connect with the IPFD/DogWellNet community. Ariel's blog – entitled “B.A.R.K. (Bacterial Antimicrobial Resistance Knowledge)” - includes vlogs (video blogs) on the progress of her project. Geared toward veterinary students (but also of interest to veterinarians, dog breeders and dog owners), her videos and DogWellNet content will focus on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and will cover some of the more interesting and controversial aspects of t
This article is for owners, breeders, breed club health managers and veterinarians. It covers some highlights of breed-specific heart conditions. Take home messages will be: Breed risks of general and specific conditions Health programs, pre-purchase and pre-breeding highlights/reminders Breed specific examples by country Cardiac disease, in many variations and forms, is frequently cited as being a condition of concern across different purebred dog breeds – and it is also a common clinical problem in dogs in general, including mixed breed
Harmonised welfare legislation is needed... Author: Dr Jennifer Maher, University of South Wales writes... "Dogs are the most popular companion animal in the UK; for many they offer companionship and support and a special emotional bond. For others, however, dogs are a lucrative source of income. Evidence from key national and international animal welfare non-government organisations [NGO] (PDSA 2016; Dogs Trust 2014, 2015; Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [RSPCA] 2016a, b; International Fund for Animal Welfare [IFAW] 2012; Four Paws International 2013) supports