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Collaborating Partner - The International Partnership for Dogs

The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) is a non-profit organization, with a mission to facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of pedigreed dogs and all dogs worldwide. 

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology and IPFD share a common goal of working towards the optimal health and welfare of dogs, and are committed to working towards this together, through collaboration and sharing of evidence-based information on dog health and welfare.   

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IFPD News - The 3rd International Dog Health workshop

The IPFD 3rd International Dog Health Workshop was hosted by the French Kennel Club in Paris on 21-23 April 2017. 

The workshop hosted international decision-leaders and researchers in dog health and welfare, including breeders, kennel club health advisors, communication experts, veterinarians; researchers; industry and welfare organisation representatives, and more.  

The Key Themes of the meeting included: 

Breed-Specific Health Strategies: By breed, nationally and internationally

Exaggerations And Extremes In Dog Conformation: Health, welfare and breeding considerations; latest national and international efforts

IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative: Selection, evaluation and application of genetic testing

Behaviour and Welfare: How can we better integrate concepts of welfare, behaviour and health in breeding and raising dogs?

Education and Communication - Antimicrobial Resistance/ Prudent Use of Antibiotics: How can international collaboration support education and communication within and across stakeholder groups?

Show Me The Numbers: Integrating information from various sources for prevalence, risks and other population-level information

For pre- and post- meeting resources, visit the Dog WellNet website.