The information here is for your enjoyment and education about that wonderful breed the Boxer.
Other breeds have pronounced specialized talents . . . . hunting, herding, trailing, and so on . . . but for a combination of the outstanding virtues of many with the faults of a few, our Boxer is the most gifted of canines. For the man, woman or child who wants an all-round dog, he has no equal. No other dog is more individual in appearance, more keenly intelligent or sanely even-tempered. These virtues alone are priceless if the dog is to become part of his master's family, which he should for the well-being of all concerned. The Boxer has a faculty of worming his way into the good graces and the hearts of an entire household. He seems to offer something special to each person he meets. It's astonishing, but true . . . John Wagner, The Boxer
Research of Canine Degenerative Myelopathy
American Boxer Charitable Foundation and American Boxer Club
Joan R. Coates, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
Below is a summary to the ABCF and ABC of the research accomplishments in study of degenerative myelopathy (DM) over the past year. I would like to especially acknowledge the ABCF and ABC for the continue support of the research through grant funding and donations. Read More
May 10, 2017
The Shine On Project: A Novel Way to Approach Cancer
The vision "to create a world where we no longer fear cancer" drives the work of Dr. Jaime Modiano and his colleagues in the Animal Cancer Care and Research Program of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. The "Shine On" study represents a turning point in their efforts to achieve this vision, by finding a way to prevent hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive, malignant tumor of blood vessel cells, in dogs. To do this, Modiano's group plans to use a test to find hemangiosarcoma cells in the blood of dogs at risk for the disease. His group will then treat the dogs that have hemangiosarcoma cells in their blood with a new drug that kills the those cells before they ever have a chance to form a tumor.
May 03, 2017
Biomarker Test for Lou Gehrig's Disease Useful in Diagnosing Canine Neurodegenerative Disease
Mizzou researchers seek clinical trial participants for further treatment study
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In 2009, Joan Coates, a veterinary neurologist, along with other researchers at the University of Missouri and the Broad Institute at MIT/Harvard, found a genetic link between degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease in people. Now, researchers have found that a biomarker test that helps diagnose ALS also can assist with determining a diagnosis for degenerative myelopathy. Coates and her research team are seeking clinical trial participants to evaluate a treatment for canine DM.
|2017 ABC REGIONAL SPECIALTY|
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|ABC 2017 NATIONAL SPECIALTY VIDEOS
Disc 01: Dog Classes 6-9 mos thru 12-15 mos
Disc 02: Dog Classes 15-18 mos thru Open and Winners Dogg
Disc 03: Bitch Classes 6-9 mos thru 12-15 mos
Disc 04: Bitch Classes 15-18 mos thru Open and Winners Bitch
Disc 05: Non Regular - Veterans, Stud Dog and Brood Bitch
Disc 06: Best of Breed - Brindle, Fawn and Final Judging
Disc 07: Top 20 and Junior Show
Disc 08: Futurity Puppy Dogs (6-9 mos & 9-12 mos) and Best Futurity Puppy
Disc 09: Futurity Puppy Bitches (6-9 mos & 9-12 mos)
Disc 10: Futurity Juniors, Best Junior and Grand Prize
Disc 11: Boxer University
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