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The AKC Canine Health Foundation
2011 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference

An eighty-four page document covering the abstracts of the presentations made August 12, 13, 14, 2011 at the Canine Health Conference is linked below. Following the link are some of the topics covered in the document. Thanks to Lynn Duckett for forwarding this information to us.

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AKC Canine Health Conference 2011

Some topics explored at the conference are:

History of Veterinary Medicine and Canine Research – Donald F. Smith, DVM; Cornell University

Dog Genetics and the Mammalian Mind – Mark Neff, PhD; Van Andel Research Institute

Coping with Stress: Nutritional Approaches to Enhanced Immune Function – Arleigh Reynolds, DVM, PhD; Nestlé Purina PetCare

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine IBD – Albert Jergens, DVM, PhD; Iowa State University

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy: A Translational Medicine Approach to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – Lou Gehrig’s Disease – Joan Coates, DVM; University of Missouri, Columbia

Recent Progress in Molecular Genetics of Cancer and Challenges Ahead – Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD; University of Minnesota

Comparative Cytogenetics of Cancer. Just how Human are our Dogs? – Matthew Breen, PhD; North Carolina State University

Canine-derived Antibody Fragments for Targeted Therapy of Cancer – Nicola Mason, BVetmed, PhD; University of Pennsylvania

Canine Oncology Clinical Trials – Douglas Thamm, VMD; Colorado State University

Vitamin D and Cancer – Rondo Middleton, PhD; Nestlé Purina PetCare

Factors Influencing Development of New Veterinary Medicine Oncology Products – Karen Greenwood; Pfizer Animal Health

What We Know about the Inheritance of Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmogenic Right

Ventricular Cardiomyopathy and Subaortic Stenosis in the Dog – Kathryn Meurs, DVM, PhD; North Carolina State University

September 11 – Ten Years Later for the Search and Rescue Dogs – Cynthia Otto, DVM, PhD; University of Pennsylvania


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