CHF and VetVine Webinar Series

The AKC Canine Health Foundation and VetVine have teamed up to offer a series of live webinars on canine health topics. These webinars feature leaders in the field of veterinary health research and offer practical advice on common health concerns, as well as information on cutting-edge research to benefit our dogs.

The live webinars feature a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Each webinar is recorded and can be watched on demand from a computer or mobile device. All webinars require registration with VetVine.

Register today for one of our upcoming 2017 program or watch a past webinar on demand! Topics include: aging and conditioning; hemangiosarcoma; epilepsy; and canine genetics.

What's Feeding Those Seizures?
An Update on Refractory Canine Epilepsy and the Potential Link to Gastrointestinal Health


Join Dr. Karen R. Muñana, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology) in this complimentary webinar and learn about our current understanding of the mechanisms that can result in drug resistant seizures. The concept of the microbiota-gut-brain axis will also be introduced, and evidence presented to demonstrate the role that the gastrointestinal system plays in the development and progression of epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

Tues, October 24, 2017 | 8p ET / 7p CT/ 5p PT

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Prevention Strategies for Canine Hemangiosarcoma?

See what Douglas H. Thamm, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology) has to say about cancer prevention as well as what we know about the connection between the use of vaccines, flea, tick and heartworm preventatives and cancer risk in dogs. See below to watch Dr. Thamm’s entire presentation on canine hemangiosarcoma.

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Update on Canine Hemangiosarcoma

Dr. Douglas H. Thamm, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology) will present on:
  • The clinical presentation, staging, therapy and prognosis in canine hemangiosarcoma
  • Recent findings about the biology of the disease
  • Early diagnosis and new treatment strategies 
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Exercise to Keep a Dog's Mind and Body Fit at Any Age

Cynthia M. Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR, CCRT shares:
  • The components of a balanced exercise plan for dogs
  • Benefits of a balanced exercise plan
  • Conditions that require adjustments in exercises
  • How to train a dog to perform basic exercises when starting their fitness plan

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Cancer Immunotherapy: Basic Concepts and Strategies for Improving Treatment Outcomes

Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (oncology) provides information on:

  • The cellular and non-cellular participants involved in tumor immunity
  • Strategies for amplifying the immune system to recognize and fight cancer cells
  • Current antitumor immune strategies, including cancer vaccines, employed in the care of companion animals to improve treatment outcomes

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Lymphoma: The State of This Disease in Dogs and How Epigenetics May Open Future Doors

Jeffrey M. Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (oncology) provides information on:

  • Prognostic significance of lymphoma type
  • How the type influences treatment decisions
  • Therapies that are currently available
  • What the future might hold for new treatments for this disease
  • Epigenetics: what they are, their relevance to the study of cancers including lymphoma, and how they may influence our understanding of future diseases

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Tick-Borne Infectious Diseases in North America: Clinical and Zoonotic Implications

Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM presents on:

  • The challenge of diagnosing vector-transmitted infections
  • Treatment options
  • One Health implications of vector borne infections and the importance of education
  • New information regarding the clinical and zoonotic implications of flea and tick-borne infectious diseases of dogs

Watch on demand!

 Dr. Chris Adolph

Fleas, Ticks, What's the Difference?

Chris Adolph, DVM, MS, DACVM (Parasitology) presents on:

  • The difference between fleas and ticks
  • Flea and tick biology and ecology
  • Expanding geographic ranges
  • Harmful infectious agents they spread

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 Jeffrey Bryan

Canine Cancer

Jeffrey M. Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (oncology) provides information on:

  • What cancer is
  • Why dogs get cancer
  • How we treat cancer and what to expect
  • New and exciting cancer treatments

Watch on demand!

 James Cook

Joint Health In Dogs

James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, ACVSMR provides an overview on:
    • The changes in joint health with age
      • Common signs of joint problems in dogs 
        • Treating dogs with joint disease
          • Pain management
            • Exercise and nutritional considerations
              • Nutraceuticals
                • Preventing joint injury

                Watch on demand!

                 Karen Overall

                The Importance of Exercising Your Dog's Brain for  Optimal Mental and Physical Health

                Karen Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB provides information on:

                • The evidence that demonstrates the collaborative relationship between humans and dogs dating back some 30,000 years 
                • Canine signaling such as asking for more information, confirming whether information is accurate, and ensuring that they understand human requests
                • The effect of nutrition, socialization, and punishment on puppies and their problem solving abilities and cognition
                • Cognitive exercises and the effect they can have on brain aging
                • The relationship between working dog tasks and problem solving

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                 Andrew Hillier

                The Itchy Dog

                Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MANZCVS, DACVD, Senior Veterinary Specialist - Zoetis, discusses:  
                • Learn all about itching in dogs from a pet dermatology specialist including:
                • Why dogs itch
                • What pet owners can do to help reduce skin irritation
                • New treatment options available to veterinarians
                • Improving quality of life of dogs with chronic skin disease

                Watch on demand!

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