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The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation are pleased to debut the next podcast in the Genome Barks series.

This week, Genome Barks welcomes Dr. Wendy Ware, a Professor in the Departments of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University, and Staff Cardiologist at the ISU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

A clinical cardiologist and instructor of cardiology and cardiovascular physiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State, Dr. Ware discusses topics such as the most prevalent cardiac diseases in dogs and screening recommendations for breeds with predispositions to cardiac disease. Dr. Ware also addresses the symptoms to watch for if heart disease is suspected.

The Genome Barks podcast series features lectures from the highly successful AKC–CHF Breeders Symposia and provides responsible breeders and pet owners an inside look at the work being done by the AKC and the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Upcoming Breeders Symposia are scheduled for October 25-26 in Scottsdale, AZ and November 8-9 in Athens, GA. Information and registration is available by clicking here.

New podcasts are released every two weeks and can be accessed from either the American Kennel Club website at or the AKC Canine Health Foundation website at – click on “Podcasts”. They will also be available on Apple’s iTunes® and at