Content tagged "companion animal"

Companion Animal Webinars (4-H Emphasis)

Companion Animals Updated: September 30, 2015

The following webinar series was designed for 4-H leaders and teen leaders to help improve their ability to serve the youth in their 4-H companion animal...

Nutrients Required by Dogs

Companion Animals Updated: November 26, 2014

A nutrient is a chemical or substance that an animal requires to live and grow. Nutrients can be found in food, synthesized in the body, or taken in from the...

Companion Animal 4-H Photo Contest

Companion Animals Updated: September 22, 2014

This contest provides a venue for 4-H members across the nation to express their love of companion animals and demonstrate their photography skills.  The...

Companion Animal 4-H Video Contest

Companion Animals Updated: September 22, 2014

This contest provides a venue for 4-H members across the nation to express their love of companion animals and demonstrate their filmmaking skills.   The...

Heartworm Disease

Companion Animals Updated: August 27, 2014

Heartworm disease (Dirofilaria immitis) is a preventable but serious and potentially fatal disease. It is caused by a parasitic worm that primarily infects...

4-H Companion Animal Photo and Video Contest

Companion Animals Updated: August 13, 2014

 The Companion Animal Community of Practice is pleased to announce 4-H photo and video contest.These contests provide a venue for 4-H members across the...

Amy Fischer

Companion Animals Updated: June 13, 2014

Dr. Amy Fischer is a Teaching Associate and Extension Specialist with the University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences, where she coordinates the...

Lisa Karr-Lilienthal

Companion Animals Updated: June 13, 2014

Dr. Lisa Karr-Lilienthal is an assistant professor in Companion Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received a bachelor's degree in...

Kathy Potthoff

Companion Animals Updated: June 13, 2014

Kathy Potthoff is an extension educator with 4-H Extension, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, emphasis from...

Daniela Sharma

Companion Animals Updated: June 13, 2014

Dr. Daniela Sharma received her B.S. in Animal Science at the University of Connecticut in 1993 and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1999. She joined...

Perri Stark

Companion Animals Updated: June 13, 2014

Dr. Perri Stark is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University, as well as the Animal Biotechnology and Conservation...

Elizabeth Wells

Companion Animals Updated: June 13, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Wells is an extension educator at Michigan State University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Communications and her master's...

Lucinda B. Miller

Companion Animals Updated: June 13, 2014

Lucinda B. Miller, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor with Ohio State University Extension. As an Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, Miller is...

Hot Weather Care for Dogs

Companion Animals Updated: January 28, 2014

Many dogs like to be outdoors during the summer, but too much heat and humidity can cause them stress. Signs of heat stress can include excessive panting,...

Career Profiles

Companion Animals Updated: August 07, 2013

Companion animals touch the lives of most Americans on a daily basis.  According to the 2011-12 American Pet Products Association (APPA) survey,...

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