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  2. Man's best friend may also be man's best bet for figuring out how environmental chemicals could impact our health. View the full article
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  4. Imagine you're a dog. Your owner is trapped in a box and is crying out for help. Are you aware of his despair? If so, can you set him free? And what's more, do you really want to? That's what researchers wanted to know when they gave dogs the chance to rescue their owners. View the full article
  5. Researchers have identified a new genomic region and anxiety-related candidate genes associated with fearfulness in dogs. Findings support their hypothesis that fearfulness and anxiety are hereditary traits in dogs, and there may be shared factors underlying anxiety in both humans and dogs. View the full article
  6. This study shows that in dogs diagnosed with arthritis, CBD treatment significantly improved quality of life as documented by both owner and veterinarian assessments. View the full article
  7. The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of tall willows in the park, according to a new study. View the full article
  8. Betsy Peets

    CRCTC Member Meeting

    Location: Your home Although it is not possible for us to meet in person we decided we miss you all so much that we'd like to meet via phone!! Join us if you can at 7:00 pm. We ask that, while listening, you keep your phone on mute as the background noise will disrupt the person that is talking. If you have an item you'd like to talk/hear about please send it to me (Betsy) and I will put it on the agenda. thank you all for your support, hope you can join us! See instructions below. Dial-in and disconnect times and phone numbers are recorded by the conference call provider and will be provided to the secretary to make preparation of the minutes easier Please call in on time - it is disruptive to have calls come in during the meeting. We'll try to start the call 5 minutes or so early. Expect to be prompted to identify yourself when you dial in so we know who is there. Understand that you are not technically attending the meeting - the AKC does not recognize telephone presence in meetings of regional clubs, so you don't count towards the Quorum of the meeting, and you are not able to vote. Physical presence at the meeting is always preferable. The dial-in number is (515) 604-9900 - this may be toll from your phone, it is your responsibility to check or call from a phone with unlimited long distance. The conference access code is 803639. These calls will be set up for all meetings, regular and board, for a trial period - if they work well, they will continue indefinitely. 2020-6-2 MEMBER phone conference.docx
  9. Cats are twice as likely to survive a venomous snakebite than dogs, and the reasons behind this strange phenomenon have just been revealed. The research team compared the effects of snake venoms on the blood clotting agents in dogs and cats, hoping to help save the lives of our furry friends. View the full article
  10. Humans have struggled to reduce the loss of livestock to carnivores for thousands of years, and yet, solutions remain elusive. According to a new study, solving this ancient puzzle requires going back to Ecology 101. Simply put, getting in the mind of predators -- considering how they hunt, how their prey behaves and the landscape -- will help wildlife managers discourage wild carnivores from preying on valuable livestock. View the full article
  11. Trained dogs can detect fire accelerants such as gasoline in quantities as small as one billionth of a teaspoon, according to new research by chemists. The study provides the lowest estimate of the limit of sensitivity of dogs' noses and has implications for arson investigations. View the full article
  12. The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a major step to better understand epilepsy in dogs with the launch of an Epilepsy Research Initiative. The goal of the Initiative is to provide dog owners and the veterinary community with improved methods for preventing and treating epilepsy in dogs. View the full article
  13. The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces a new Initiative to advance research into canine epilepsy. The goal of the Initiative is to provide funds to support innovative research that will advance understanding of the mechanisms underlying epilepsy, leading to more effective treatments, as well as provide educational resources for dog owners and veterinarians. View the full article
  14. AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Funding for Clinical Trial to Study Cannabidiol to Treat Drug Resistant Epilepsy in Dogs View the full article
  15. The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an exciting new tick-borne disease initiative that aims to educate dog-owners and find better diagnostics, preventatives, and therapeutics for dogs. As an added incentive, all donations to the CHF tick-borne disease initiative during 2016 will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar by the American Kennel Club (AKC), up to $250,000. View the full article
  16. The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce it has met the Year I fundraising goal of $250,000 for its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, launched in February 2016. Funds raised were matched dollar-for-dollar by the American Kennel Club. View the full article
  17. The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce ongoing progress through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative. Launched in February 2016, this comprehensive Initiative addresses important health concerns that include Lyme disease, bartonellosis, and ehrlichiosis, through much-needed research in diagnostics, disease pathogenesis and prevalence. Tick-Borne diseases are an important group of emerging infectious diseases that impact both dogs and their people. View the full article
  18. A new analysis of raptor teeth shows that raptorial dinosaurs likely did not hunt in big, coordinated packs like dogs. Though widely accepted, evidence for this behavior is relatively weak. Recently, scientists have proposed a different model for behavior in raptors that is thought to be more like Komodo dragons, in which individuals may attack the same animal but cooperation is limited. View the full article
  19. The AKC Canine Health Foundation marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month this May with more than $902,000 awarded for 12 new canine cancer research grants this year. View the full article
  20. AKC Canine Health Foundation, NIH, and others contribute funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options for lymphoma that may impact dogs and their human companions. View the full article
  21. The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce $450,000 in funding for six new research grants to tackle canine lymphoma. View the full article
  22. In research funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), Dr. Bruce Smith, VMD, PhD of Auburn University uses biotechnology to convert adenovirus, a common human and canine virus, into a treatment for canine osteosarcoma. Dr. Smith's research reprograms a canine adenovirus to attack tumor cells and was funded by CHF in 2012, nearly two years prior to the recent clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic for human myeloma patients using the measles virus. View the full article
  23. Through CHF’s support, Texas A&M University is continuing a ground-breaking lymphoma treatment therapy research project that uses laboratory expanded T-cells to help extend the lives of dogs that develop cancer. View the full article
  24. A team led by Dr. Jaime Modiano, a College of Veterinary Medicine and Masonic Cancer center expert in comparative medicine, discovered a gene pattern that distinguishes the more severe form of bone cancer from a less aggressive form in dogs. Dogs are the only other species besides humans that develops this disease spontaneously with any frequency. View the full article
  25. While current events have increased stress for all families, parents of children with autism report higher levels of stress on average than parents of typically developing kids. Feeling overwhelmed and overburdened by various responsibilities, some parents turn to pets as a source of comfort and support. View the full article
  26. Betsy Peets

    CRCTC Member Meeting

    Location: Your home Although it is not possible for us to meet in person we decided we miss you all so much that we'd like to meet via phone!! Join us if you can at 7:00 pm. We ask that, while listening, you keep your phone on mute as the background noise will disrupt the person that is talking. If you have an item you'd like to talk/hear about please send it to me (Betsy) and I will put it on the agenda. thank you all for your support, hope you can join us! See instructions below. Dial-in and disconnect times and phone numbers are recorded by the conference call provider and will be provided to the secretary to make preparation of the minutes easier Please call in on time - it is disruptive to have calls come in during the meeting. We'll try to start the call 5 minutes or so early. Expect to be prompted to identify yourself when you dial in so we know who is there. Understand that you are not technically attending the meeting - the AKC does not recognize telephone presence in meetings of regional clubs, so you don't count towards the Quorum of the meeting, and you are not able to vote. Physical presence at the meeting is always preferable. The dial-in number is (515) 604-9900 - this may be toll from your phone, it is your responsibility to check or call from a phone with unlimited long distance. The conference access code is 803639. These calls will be set up for all meetings, regular and board, for a trial period - if they work well, they will continue indefinitely.
  27. The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the health of all dogs, is pleased to announce an updated roster for their Board of Directors. View the full article
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