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476 – Research Study Seeks to Predict Hip Dysplasia Early

Research Study Seeks to Predict Hip Dysplasia Early   Dr. James Cook, director at University of Missouri Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopedics and OFA chief operating officer Eddie Dziuk, join host Laura Reeves to talk about a study into biomarkers for hip dysplasia that can be identified in puppies at five months old. Dr. Cook…

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475 – Multiple Sired Litters: When, Why and How with Dr. Marty Greer

Multiple Sired Litters: When, Why and How with Dr. Marty Greer Dr. Marty Greer and host Laura Reeves review the when, why and how of multiple-sired litters. AKC instituted the policy for multiple-sired litters in 2000 with the advent of reliable parentage DNA testing. Planning for a multiple-sired litter requires taking a variety of factors…

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471 – Myth Busting in Veterinary Medicine

Myth Busting in Veterinary Medicine Dr. Marty Greer, our veterinary voice, joins host Laura Reeves for a fun episode by multiple listener request. They tackle old wives tales and do a bit of myth busting on veterinary medicine. Q: Do bitches in season cycle together? Yes. “I think it’s true. I really do believe that…

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468 – Bloat 911: Know the Signs, Be Prepared

  Bloat 911: Know the Signs, Be Prepared Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for a primer on one of the most terrifying and emergent situations we can encounter with our dogs – bloat. Most noted in large and giant breeds of middle to advanced age, Greer notes that small dogs and puppies…

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464 – Autoimmune Disorders: Thyroid Disease

Autoimmune Disorders: Thyroid Disease Dr. Robin Nelson, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive into the impacts of autoimmune mediated thyroiditis, both on individual animals and on breeding programs in general. “The thyroid gland is a little gland on either side of the windpipe in all dogs,” Nelson said. “It is behind metabolism,…

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461 — Genetic Ancestry – Deep Dive on Genetic Testing

Genetic Ancestry – Deep Dive on Genetic Testing Aaron Sams, principal scientist at Embark, joins host Laura Reeves to take us through the algorithms and data sets that create the genetic codes for each purebred dog breed. “Dog population and dog evolutionary history is really complex,” Sams noted. “There’s a lot of dogs in the…

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453 – Dr. Jerold Bell: Dog Breeding is Not “Paint by Numbers”

Dr. Jerold Bell: Dog Breeding is Not “Paint by Numbers” Dr. Jerold Bell returns in part two of a wide-ranging conversation with host Laura Reeves sharing more thoughts on popular sire syndrome, as well as addressing COI, inbreeding, linebreeding, outcrossing, CHIC programs, genetics of temperament and much more. On owning a popular sire “It does…

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449 – Dr. Jerold Bell: Popular Sire Syndrome Defined

Dr. Jerold Bell: Popular Sire Syndrome Defined Dr. Jerold Bell, adjunct professor of veterinary genetics, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University joins host Laura Reeves for a “hot topic” discussion of Popular Sire Syndrome. “How I define the popular sire syndrome would be the overuse of a single dog beyond their usefulness to…

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441 – Veterinary Voice: Infertility in the Stud Dog

Veterinary Voice: Infertility in the Stud Dog November is all about boy dogs! Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about the causes of infertility in the stud dog. From poor collection technique to managing enlarged prostate and more uncommon problems, Greer provides invaluable insight into the causes and potential treatments of…

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440 – Successfully Collecting, Shipping and Freezing “Swimmers”

Successfully Collecting, Shipping and Freezing “Swimmers” Shannon and Sydney Stone from ICSB NorCal join host Laura Reeves for a detailed and educational conversation about collecting, shipping and freezing a stud dog’s semen, aka “swimmers.” Mother and daughter share their vast experience with different extender media, freezing methods and tips and tricks for a successful collection…

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