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Thank You for Making This Possible!

Well, it's been 10 weeks... and I've learned quite a lot. I hope you have, too! As my project comes to an end, Nina and I wanted to give our viewers a big thank you. I hope you enjoyed this blog series and feel more confident about what your role is in solving antimicrobial resistance (AMR). We would also like to extend a huge thank you to the Skippy Frank Fund who sponsored this entire project, and a thank you to Dr. Jason Stull and Dr. Brenda Bonnett for being wonderful mentors every step of t

Ariel Minardi

Ariel Minardi

 

B.A.R.K. Blog | AMR and Our Environment

Something we all share in common is the environment, and green is the new black! With movements towards protecting our environment, it is important to know about the role antibiotics play.           Proper kennel waste disposal instructions can be found here: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/portals/41/sb/publications/kennel.pdf         Instructions on how to properly  dispose of unused medications: https://www.fda.gov/forconsumer

Ariel Minardi

Ariel Minardi

 

B.A.R.K. Blog | 'One Health' Turning an Idea into Reality

This 'One Health' buzzword... what is it? Who is implementing it, and who actually is following through?     The idea of ‘one health’ dates all the way back to the 19th century when Rudolf Virchow, MD studied links between human and veterinary medicine. He came up with the term ‘zoonosis’ in regards to a pathogen that can be transmitted from animals to humans. This sparked the idea that medicine is not segregated into different categories, but it is rather interconnected. Througho

Ariel Minardi

Ariel Minardi

 

B.A.R.K. Blog | Breeding Through Breeding

PSA to all of the breeders. Please avoid using antibiotics during pregnancy and whelping unless absolutely necessary. Through breeding your dogs with antibiotics, you are also breeding super bugs. Antibiotics can also be detrimental to growth and development of the puppy. Some antibiotics even cause fetal death. Always consult your veterinarian before using antibiotics.    

Ariel Minardi

Ariel Minardi

 

B.A.R.K. Blog | TED talk

Informative and inspiring TED talk by Maryn McKenna on the global pandemic of antimicrobial resistance. Give it a listen!   Downloadable Version: MarynMcKenna_2015-480p.mp4      

Ariel Minardi

Ariel Minardi

 

B.A.R.K. Blog | DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that by 2050, superbugs will kill 10 million MORE people than cancer will? This huge problem not only affects our beloved pets, but it is a serious threat to the human population. Click here for the BBC article and check out this great podcast from the UK!   Podcast Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07djvbp Downloadable Version: BBCInsideScience-20160609.mp3    

Ariel Minardi

Ariel Minardi

 

B.A.R.K. Blog | The Ohio State University "Superbug"

Amazing video brought to you by The Ohio State University that emphasizes the importance of One Health and how we are better together tackling this devastating issue.   This video stresses that these issues involve not just a person but everything in their environment - other people, animals, plants, their health, etc.  It is why a one-health approach to the problem is necessary.  Stay tuned for more resources on antimicrobial resistance!   Click here for more information on

Ariel Minardi

Ariel Minardi

 

B.A.R.K. Blog | Interview with Nurse Landers

Tim Landers, PhD, RN, CNP, CIC from The Ohio State University College of Nursing was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions about antimicrobial resistance from the nursing perspective. He is a wealth of knowledge, and this short video is worth a listen!          

Ariel Minardi

Ariel Minardi

 

B.A.R.K. Blog | Superbugs... They're Coming for Us!

What’s all this talk about super bugs? Isn’t that what bit Spider Man and gave him those super-spidey powers? Unfortunately, the super bugs I am referring to are not siding with the good guys. These bugs are mutated to withstand even the strongest of antibiotics, rendering them unstoppable… or are they?               Here’s some background on AMR… Antimicrobial resistance happens when bacteria become overexposed to antimicrobials (aka antibioti

Ariel Minardi

Ariel Minardi

  • International Dog Health Workshops

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    What our 4th IDHW participants have said...

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    ...Now, the real work begins!
     

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  • Our Partners

    • The FCI was a Founding Partner of the International Partnership for Dogs; As of January 1, 2018, FCI is no longer an IPFD Partner.   The Fédération Cynologique Internationale is the World C…
    • Suomen Kennelliitto (Finnish Kennel Club, in English) - Established in 1889, the Finnish Kennel Club is a nationwide expert organisation on canine matters. Its aim is to promote the breeding of ped…
    • The Norwegian Kennel Club (NKC) was founded in 1898, and is the largest organisation for dog owners in Norway.   Website: https://www.nkk.no/english/category1045.html Norwegian Kennel Club…
    • The Kennel Club is the largest organization in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare and training. Its objective is to ensure that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners.   …
    •   Mars Veterinary is a business unit of Mars Petcare, the world’s largest pet care provider. Their mission is to facilitate responsible pet care by enhancing the well-being and relationship bet…
    • Raad van Beheer (The Dutch Kennel Club (DKC)) is the official kennel club of The Netherlands. Founded in 1902, it currently represents around 200 breed clubs with 150,000 members.   …
    • The SKK - Svenka Kennelklubben (Swedish Kennel Club, in English), is Sweden's largest organisation dedicated to dogs and dog owners. We represent the interests of our 300,000 members – first time d…
    • The VDH - Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (German Kennel Club in English) is the foremost organisation representing the interests of dog-owners throughout Germany – the first address to find ou…
    • The OFA was a Founding Partner of the International Partnership for Dogs; As of January 1, 2018, the OFA is no longer an IPFD Partner.    Founded and originally incorporated as a private no…
    • Agria Djurförsäkring (Agria Animal Insurance) is one of the world's leading animal insurers specialising in small animal and equine insurance. The company dominates Scandinavian pet insurance and h…
    • The French Kennel Club - SOCIÉTÉ CENTRALE CANINE (SCC) - was founded in 1881 as a non-profit organization by dog fanciers aiming to replenish native dog breeds and to bring in and establish foreign…
    • Royal Canin is a global leader in pet health nutrition. In an industry that continues to adapt to popular trends in cat and dog food, our mission will remain the same; to constantly bring, through H…
    • Agria is one of the world’s leading animal insurers, specialising in small animal and equine insurance. Founded in Sweden over 120 years ago, Agria came to the UK in 2009 and is now a prominent feat…
    • The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Canada and currently recognizes 175 breeds. As a non-profit organization, the CKC is dedicated to encouraging, guidi…
    • The Irish Kennel Club promotes the responsible ownership and breeding of dogs throughout Ireland through education, registration, training and support schemes and events.   Website: http://…
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