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The AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Fund Research to Reduce the Risk of Infectious Disease Transmission Among Dogs
Social and sporting events for dogs are on the rise. Just like their human counterparts, the more dogs interact, the more at risk they are for contracting illnesses in public places. To help dog owners and event organizers better understand and prevent transmission of infectious diseases in dogs, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), in collaboration with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), announces a newly funded study that will provide practical guidelines to reduce the risk of disease spread in the canine population. Rather than generate new data, researchers will do a retrospective analysis of existing information to provide recommendations for managing infectious disease at the level of both the dog and the environment.
Dr. Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM (Public Health, Epidemiology) of The Ohio State University is the principal researcher on the project. His OSU team includes: Armando Hoet, DVM, PhD, DACVPM (Public Health, Epidemiology); Jeanette OQuin, DVM, MPH (Public Health, Epidemiology); and Mary Jo Burkhard, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Immunology/Infectious Disease, Clinical Pathology). We are excited to have this stellar team of veterinary infectious disease experts work with CHF and OFA to produce up-to-date recommendations that will have real world implications, said Dr. Shila Nordone, CHF Chief Scientific Officer.
Fully funded by OFA, the grant aims to equip the dog loving community with information and an understanding of how to keep their dogs healthy in locations where disease spread is more likely. According to Eddie Dziuk, Chief Operating Officer of OFA, Whether participating in various dog sports, attending training classes, or simply visiting the local dog park, mitigating the risk of infectious disease transmission should be of concern to all responsible dog owners whose dogs are regularly in contact with other dogs. Dziuk goes on to state, The Ohio State University has assembled an outstanding team to review the existing literature, engage stakeholder groups in the process, and develop consensus recommendations from key opinion leaders. The end result will be safer, healthier environments for our dogs through education, prevention, and guidelines of best practices to prevent the outbreak of infectious disease.
The outcome of the study will be a peer-reviewed publication defining up-to-date risk assessment and management recommendations, and most importantly, a white paper that can be used by dog owners and organizers of canine events and facilities. CHF anticipates that the recommendations will be released to the public by early 2016. Researchers also hope to create an open-access, interactive website that can be used by all involved with dogs to help reduce the risk and spread of infectious disease where dogs meet and compete.
CHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Visit CHF online at http://www.akcchf.org for more information about the Foundation. Like CHF on Facebook, follow CHF on Twitter @CanineHealthFnd, or connect with CHF on LinkedIn.
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About CHF The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs live longer, healthier lives by funding research that helps prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. Established in 1995, CHFs mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound, scientific research and supporting the dissemination of canine health information. Through the generous support of the American Kennel Club, Nestl Purina PetCare, Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health), dog clubs, and dog owners worldwide, CHF has dedicated more than $ 40 million to canine health research projects and education programs. Visit CHF online at http://www.akcchf.org for more information.
The CBS Dream Team, Its Epic! Adds New Series The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, Hosted by Mo Rocca, Premiering September 27
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CBS announced today that the new series The Henry Fords Innovation Nation is joining the three-hour Saturday morning block The CBS Dream Team, Its Epic!, which returns for its second season Saturday, Sept. 27 (9:00-12:00 ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Hosted by Mo Rocca, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, the show will tell the fascinating stories behind the historic innovators of the past and the forward-looking visionaries of today, and the extraordinary talents and dedication required to bring their inventions to life.
We are extremely proud of our Saturday Morning line-up and thrilled to add a fresh, new, inventive show to the mix of our family friendly weekend programming, said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. In partnership with Litton and The Henry Ford, Innovation Nation is the perfect complement to our strong schedule, sharing the same mission to inspire and educate young people and their families.
It has always been our vision at The Henry Ford to become a national force for fueling the spirit of American innovation and inspire those inventors, innovators and makers of tomorrow, said Patricia Mooradian, President of The Henry Ford. With THE HENRY FORDS INNOVATION NATION and our partnership with CBS and Litton Entertainment, we will now be able to share the stories of perseverance, passion and ingenuity that we tell on our campus every day to audiences across the country.
Mo Rocca began his career in TV as a writer and producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS series Wishbone. He went on to write for other childrens series, including Pepper Ann and The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, a pre-school series combining the whimsy of Seuss characters with the magic of Jim Henson puppetry. Mo is the host and creator of the Emmy Award-nominated My Grandmothers Ravioli on the Cooking Channel. His work on CBS Sunday Morning covers a range of topics, from the presidency of Millard Fillmore to a profile of hockey great Bobby Orr. Also, Rocca is a frequent panelist on NPRs weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Dont Tell Me! and he spent four seasons as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and four seasons as a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
THE HENRY FORDS INNOVATION NATION exemplifies Littons core mission of co-viewing, a television show that will inspire young people to open their eyes and minds to becoming innovators in their own communities,” commented Dave Morgan, President and CEO of Litton Entertainment.
Following is The CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic! Saturday morning lineup for the 2014-2015 season. The block is FCC educational/informational compliant, targeted to 13-16 year olds and appealing to all viewers. The schedule’s day and time may differ market-to-market. (Check local listings).
LUCKY DOG Animal trainer Brandon McMillan is swooping into animal shelters across the U.S., rescuing hard-to-love, out-of-control, untrained and unadoptable dogs. Then, back at Brandon’s training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, he goes to work on the seemingly impossible task of turning the frightened pooches into perfect pets. In the end, a lucky family will adopt an even luckier dog, making each episode an adoption story that warms the heart.
DR. CHRIS PET VET Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers a unique insight into the life of one of the world’s busiest vets and the animals he devotes his days to caring for and treating. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. Each episode delivers a carefully crafted mix of human and animal interest stories, and features a variety of animals that undergo elective procedures as part of long-term treatments involving the most intricate and technologically advanced surgery.
THE HENRY FORDS INNOVATION NATION INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS Sunday Morning, will be a weekly celebration of the inventors spirit – from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the worlds greatest inventions – and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. Featuring the what if it never happened, the innovation by accident and a strong focus on junior geniuses who are changing the face of technology, this series will appeal to young viewers and their families.
RECIPE REHAB Hosted by Evette Rios, families submit their favorite high-calorie, family-style recipes, and two chefs face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a low-calorie twist. After making each rehabbed recipe in their own kitchen, the family chooses their new favorite. This recipe makeover challenge promotes using healthy, wholesome ingredients and shows healthy food choices can have positive effects on quality of life.
ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI ALL IN, hosted by Laila Ali, scours the globe to track down the world’s most compelling stories, profiling inspirational people, groundbreaking achievements and extraordinary lifestyles. Whether through sports, culture, travel or adventure, ALL IN steps off the beaten track into uncharted territory inspiring audiences to go all in on their dreams.
GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER Celebrating athletes and fans who reach out in their communities to make life better for so many, GAME CHANGERS, hosted by Entertainment Tonights Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their public image to make positive changes in the lives of fans in need. Young reporters go out in the field to file their stories and bring back journalistic gold to the GAME CHANGERS studios to culminate in heartfelt reflection and insight from the host. Whether on or off the field, GAME CHANGERS takes an inspirational look at how sports positively impacts individuals and the communities they serve.
CHEAT TWEET: .@MoRocca joins the @CBSDreamTeam Sat morning childrens lineup with #InnovationNation premiering 9/27 on #CBS
Following is the “CBS Dream Team, Its Epic!” Saturday morning lineup for the 2014-15 season: (Schedule’s day and time may differ market-to-market. Check local listings.)
As of Sept. 27 9:00-9:30 AM ETLUCKY DOG 9:30-10:00 AM ETDR.CHRIS PET VET 10:00-10:30 AM ETTHE HENRY FORDS INNOVATION NATION (N) 10:30-11:00 AM ETRECIPE REHAB 11:00-11:30 AM ETALL IN WITH LAILA ALI 11:30-12:00 PM ETGAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER
Please note: In some markets, CBS News’ CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY will be broadcast 7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT.
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About Litton Entertainment Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, is the first program block of its kind airing Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features all original E/I series including Jack Hannas Wild Countdown, Emmy winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, and Emmy nominated Sea Rescue. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team, Its Epic!, including Emmy nominated Lucky Dog, The Henry Fords Innovation Nation hosted by Mo Rocca, All in With Laila Ali, and Emmy nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton recently announced the new block of programming for Th
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Mission Manager is also sponsoring the Search and Rescue (SAR) category in the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards gala on Sept. 27. The finalist in that category Bretagne (pronounced Brittany) who lives in Cypress, Texas has made significant contributions to the SAR community over her long career.
As seen on a special broadcast of The TODAY Show on Sept. 11, she is one of only two surviving search and rescue dogs who worked at Ground Zero following the 2001 terror attacks. Bretagne was also deployed during the Olympic Winter Games in 2001 and Hurricane Rita in 2005.
Since retiring in 2008, she spends her time working as an ambassador to the SAR community and visiting schools. Bretagne is among eight amazing dogs that will be honored at a star-studded awards gala on Sept. 27 in Beverly Hills, where the top American Hero Dog for 2014 will be chosen based on more than one million votes by the American public. People can read her remarkable story athttp://www.herodogawards.org or watch video at http://on.today.com/1yrzFhZ.
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