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Veteran's Day Special: Update on the PennVet Working Dog Center

11/07/2013

In this podcast we hear from Dr. Cindy Otto, Associate Professor of Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Otto is the director and founder of the PennVet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her current research interests are focused on the health, genetics, and behavioral aspects of performance in detection dogs. Funded by CHF, Dr. Otto began following the health and behavior of search dogs following the 9/11 response, and opened the PennVet working dog center on Sept 11, 2012. In this podcast, Dr. Otto provides an update on the center, why there is a critical need for such a center in the United States, and what a day in the life of a working dog is like at the center. Dr. Otto also provides a brief recap of the very successful PennVet working dog conference held in April of this year, as well as information on the field of behavioral training as it applies to both working and pet dogs.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

Research Update: Ehrlichiosis and New Strategies for Tick Control

09/05/2013

In this podcast we bring you a research update with Dr. Rebecca Trout Fryxell. Dr. Trout Fryxell received her PhD in veterinary entomology from the University of Arkansas and she is now an assistant professor of veterinary entomology at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Trout Fryxell will be discussing her new CHF grant which involves the tick-borne disease, Ehrlichiosis.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

Risk Factors and Clinical Characteristics of Leptospirosis

08/22/2013

In this podcast we bring you a research update with Drs. Janet Foley and Jane Sykes who were funded by CHF to determine the risk factors for and clinical characteristics of a disease called leptospirosis. Dr. Foley is a veterinarian and disease ecologist who studies the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases in animal and human populations. She completed both her DVM and PhD at UC Davis where she is now a professor of medicine and epidemiology. Dr. Sykes obtained her veterinary degree and a PhD in veterinary microbiology at the University of Melbourne in Australia. She is Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine and is the founder of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases, a group dedicated to enhancing control of infectious diseases in animals and thus reducing spread of disease. Drs. Foley and Sykes will be discussing leptospirosis and their research results that were recently published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

Grass Awn Migration Disease and How to Protect Your Dog

08/08/2013

In this podcast we bring you a research update with Dr. William Lauenroth. Dr. Lauenroth received his Masters in Botany from North Dakota State University and his PhD in Range Science from Colorado State University. Dr. Lauenroth discusses his CHF-funded research which focused on “mean seeds” and the role they play in grass awn migration disease.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.

What to Expect When You Visit a Veterinary Cardiologist

08/01/2013

In this podcast we bring you another installment in our “What to Expect when you visit a Veterinary Specialist” series. This podcast features an interview with veterinary cardiologist Dr.Darcy Adin of MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets, a veterinary specialty hospital with locations in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Adin graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a residency in cardiology at the UC Davis College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Adin is frequently invited to lecture on clinical cardiology topics at both the national and international level and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, Journal of Veterinary Science, and Research in Veterinary Science.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

Traveling With Your Pet

07/25/2013

In this podcast we bring you an interview with Kim Salerno. Kim is the President and Founder of TripsWithPets.com. She founded the pet travel site in 2003 and is an expert in the field of pet travel. Her popular website features pet-friendly hotels and accommodations across the United States and Canada, along with other helpful pet travel resources. In this podcast she talks about her mission to ensure that pets are welcome, happy, and safe in their travels.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

Canine Cognition and the Genius of Dogs

07/11/2013

In this podcast we bring you an interview with Dr. Brian Hare. Dr. Hare is an associate professor in Evolutionary Anthropology and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University. In 2009, he started the Duke Canine Cognition Center which is dedicated to the study of dog psychology and the effect of domestication on cognition and he has recently co-authored the book, The Genius of Dogs. Dr. Hare is the keynote speaker at CHF’s 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

Research Update: Canine Cryptorchidism

06/20/2013

In this podcast we bring you a research update with Dr. Max Rothschild. Dr. Rothschild is the C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, M.E. Ensminger International Chair and Director of the Center for Integrated Animal Genomics at Iowa State University. Dr. Rothschild was funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation to investigate whether there is a genetic mutation underlying canine cryptorchidism.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

Pain Medications and Canine Immune Function

06/06/2013

In this podcast we bring you a research update with Dr. Amy DeClue, Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. DeClue was funded by CHF to investigate whether any of the common pain medications used in dogs could inadvertently suppress the immune system, leaving dogs susceptible to infection after surgery or a major procedure.

A transcript of this podcast is also available for those who prefer to read the interview.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

What to Expect When You Visit a Veterinary Oncologist

05/23/2013

In continuation of our “What to Expect when you visit a Veterinary Specialist” series, in this podcast we bring you an interview with a veterinary oncologist, Dr. Rachel Reiman, of Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Dr. Reiman completed her DVM at Kansas State University and her oncology residence at Louisiana State University. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a specialty in Oncology.

This podcast is also available as a transcript.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

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