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Canine genetics, health to be explored at the top

Preserving and improving the genetic diversity of dog breeds is set to be explored at an upcoming virtual educational conference.

Scheduled for February 15-16, Embark Veterinary’s Canine Health Summit will feature presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions presented by various experts in the canine health landscape.

The free event, which targets veterinarians, breeders and pet owners, will also include a keynote address by Duke University professor Brian Hare, PhD, MA. Additionally, a panel discussion led by the Westminster Kennel Club will explore the history of purebred dogs and how breeders and owners can work together to improve the long-term health and vitality of specific breeds.

“This summit is an opportunity to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders who are all dedicated to canine health and…discuss ways to work together to accelerate the pace of discovery in the future,” said Scientific Director of ‘Embark, Adam Boyko, PhD.

In lieu of the registration fee, attendees are invited to contribute to fundraising for the summit, benefiting the Morris Animal Foundation to support canine health research. Embark will also provide a matching donation of up to $5,000, the company says.

“The Morris Animal Foundation, as part of its research portfolio, has a long history of investing in canine genetics research to advance dog health,” says Ryan Welch, director of development for the foundation. “We are deeply grateful for the generosity of Embark and Canine Health Summit attendees, for their contributions to help ensure this work continues.”

To register, click here.

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