Canine Health Seminar - Day One with Dr. Jean Dodds, DVM

9:00 AM  - 5:00 PM
Saturday Mar 1, 2014
John B Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Dr. Jean Dodds, DVM   - Day One of Two Day Seminar

 • Thyroid Disease

Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder of dogs, and up to 80% of cases result from an autoimmune disease that progressively destroys the thyroid gland (autoimmune thyroiditis). Because the condition is heritable, it has significant genetic implications for breeding stock. Accurate diagnosis of the early stages of autoimmune thyroiditis offers important genetic and clinical options for prompt intervention and case management. 3 hours lecture and questions

• Vaccine Issues

The challenge to produce effective and safe vaccines for the prevalent infectious diseases of animals has become increasingly difficult. In veterinary medicine, evidence implicating vaccines in triggering immune-mediated and other chronic disorders (vaccinosis) is compelling. Animals of certain susceptible breeds or families appear to be at increased risk for severe and lingering adverse reactions to vaccines. 2 hours lecture and questions

• Nutrition

Wholesome nutrition is key to maintaining healthy immune function and resistance to disease. Discussion will focus on the basic ingredients and trace vitamins, minerals, and immune-balancing nutrients that promote healthy endocrine and immune function as they apply to health and disease. The exciting new field of nutrigenomics is an emerging science that studies the molecular relationships between nutrition and the response of genes in promoting health. New diagnostics for detecting food sensitivities and intolerance are now available using saliva, instead of serum or feces.

See 3 hours lecture and questions.   

Registration is required.  Seating is limited.  See flyer for registration information. Mac folks get a discount on registration - details on the flyer

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: Please view flyer for registration information.

Sponsored By: Alumni Office

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