CHF’s Golden Era Begins
The AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Golden Retriever Foundation have announced the joint funding of nearly $1.5 million in canine-cancer research.
The foundations have worked together to select two studies expected to significantly improve the understanding and diagnosis of canine cancer. The grants will primarily focus on Golden Retrievers, but both projects emphasize a better understanding of how cancer begins and spreads. This will result in research applicable across all breeds, and may have an impact on human medicine as well.
The research teams will commence work later this year, with anticipated completion dates in 2016.
Read about both studies in-depth at akcchf.org
. Tufts Breeding and Genetics Conference
The sixth Tufts Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference, sponsored by Nestlé Purina PetCare and Illumina, is scheduled for Friday evening, September 27, through Sunday, September 29, at the Omni Parker House in Boston.
Jerold Bell, DVM, a clinical associate professor in the department of Clinical Sciences at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, will be the course director. Open to veterinarians, technicians, researchers, dog and cat breeders, and enthusiasts, the course is 15 hours continuing medical-education credit for the veterinary community.
The registration fee is $295 for the full conference and $210 for one day. Registration before September 6 is $235 for the full conference and $175 for one day. Registration includes lectures, continental breakfast, lunch, and course notes on a CD.
Register at akcchf.org