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National Council on Pet Population 2019 Research Symposium Handouts - November 18th


Keynote: Neutralization of an Allergen in Cat Hair and Dander through a Cat Food Diet Ebenezer Satyaraj, PhD, Director, Molecular Nutrition, Nestle Purina Petcare

The Genomics of The American Mutt: How Genes Affect Appearance and Behavior In Mixed-Breed Dogs, Jessica Heckman, Postdoctoral Associate, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The Use of Trazodone Hydrochloride to Reduce Stress in Dogs During the Transition Period into a Municipal Animal Shelter Jennifer Abrams, Senior Manager, Behavior and Volunteer Programs, Animal Care Centers of NY

A Multidimensional Behavioral Analysis of Dog-Dog Playgroups in Shelters and Their Impacts on Human and Canine Welfare Lindsay R. Mehrkam, PhD, BCBA-D, Assistant Professor, Director of Human-Animal Wellness Collaboratory, Monmouth University

The Pets For Life As One Health Study: Results from the First Year of Data Collection Kevin Morris, PhD, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver

Social Vulnerability Assessment of Dog Intake Location Data as a Planning Tool for Community Health Program Development: A Case Study in Athens-Clarke County, GA, 2014-2016 Jessie L. Dyer, MSPH MA, Doctoral Candidate, University of Georgia

Foster Care Improves Shelter Dog Behavior and Well-Being Sheila (D’Arpino) Segurson, DVM, DACVB, Director of Research, Maddie’s Fund

Optimizing Outdoor Cat Management to Minimize Preventable Deaths While Reducing Populations: Insights from New Models John Boone, PhD, Research Director; Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Great Basin Bird Observatory; Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs


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