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

This week on Genome Barks, Lee Arnold, a member of the Board of Directors of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, welcomes veterinary orthopedist Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little from North Carolina State University.  Dr. Marcellin-Little is the recipient of a grant from the AKC Canine Health Foundation to further his research in elbow dysplasia.  Elbow dysplasia is one of the most common orthopedic problems affecting large and giant breed dogs.  However, early diagnosis of the condition, critical if it is to be treated before the development of arthritis, is rarely possible with conventional X-rays.  Dr. Marcellin-Little discusses the results of his completed grant where he studied the tools available to diagnose elbow dysplasia in several breeds.

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

The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 20,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit

Founded in 1995 by the American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation is the largest nonprofit worldwide to fund health research exclusively for canines. We work to raise the awareness and funds necessary to support non-invasive, innovative health research that helps dogs and their owners live longer and stronger.  Through the financial support of the American Kennel Club, Nestle Purina PetCare Co., and the generosity of your donations – both large and small – we have allocated more than $20 million to canine health research which will benefit all dogs.

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