Conference Program

Protocols and Enrichment for Laboratory Animal Housing and Research including on site visit to CanCog Facility (August 19) and seminar at 120 Carlton St, Toronto (August 20)

August 19 Visit and demonstrations / CanCog facility for dogs, cats and rodents.
Guy A. Higgins Rodent models of behavior and neurological function
Joseph Araujo Neuropathology of Aging: Cognitive assessments in dogs and cats
August 20 Seminar / Toronto - 120 Carlton St.
Shawn Petrik Guidelines for Laboratory animal care and research
Aleksandar Masic Regulatory – Bringing Products to market - What is GCP, GLP, GMP
Isabelle Mougeot Food and Nutraceuticals
Bill Milgram Experimental design for laboratory animal research
Gary Landsberg Models of Canine and Feline fear and anxiety
Amy Pike Understanding the Behavior Needs of Pet Rodents
August 20 Welcome Reception Wine at Queen's Landing
August 21 Session 1: Cognition and Aging in Companion Animals
8:30 Bill Milgram, CanCog Technologies Welcome Address · Canine Cognition and Aging, an Overview
9:10 Anne Danks, Tim Tully, Dart Neuroscience LLC
Stephanie Kelly, VivoCore Inc.
Spatial Navigation and Memory in an Outdoor Arena in Beagle Dogs
9:40 Alessandro Cozzi, IRSEA Research Institute in Semiochemicals and Applied Ethology Strategies to control stress and optimize cognitive performances
10:10 Jana Farbakova, Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency Diagnostics of various stages of canine dementia
10:30 Break
11:00 Isabelle Mougeot, CanCog Technologies Cognitive dysfunction in cats: old dogs, new tricks?
11:30 Tomas Camps Morey, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Relationship between a simple cognitive test and the discrimination and reversal tasks in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris)
12:00 Lunch
August 21 Session 2: Non-Cognitive Behavioral Assessment and Modification in Companion Animals
1:00 Christina de Rivera, CanCog Technologies Feline Models of Fear and Anxiety for the development of veterinary therapeutics
1:30 Carly Moody, University of Guelph Stress in cats during handling and restraint: assessment and recent findings
2:00 David Williams, University of Cambridge Prevention of cataract formation by alpha lipoic acid
2:30 Break
3:00 Gary Landsberg, CanCog Technologies Model development for the assessment and treatment of fear and anxiety in dogs
3:30 Joseph Araujo, InterVivo Solutions Evaluation of Osteoarthritis drugs is going to the dogs
4:00 Short Abstracts
Anne LePoudere, Diana Petfood Tackling Dog’s age related cognitive decline with polyphenols
Kat Pankratz, NCSU Use of single dose oral gabapentin to attenuate fear responses in cage-trap confined community cats: a double blind
Durga Chapagain, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna Cognitive aging in pet dogs of different breeds: effects of an enriched diet and lifelong training
Simona Gabriele, Delivra Corp. Doxycycline formulated in an innovative transdermal delivra™ delivery platform as a therapeutic for diabetic foot ulcers as well as post-operative and post-surgical wound healing in canine models.
August 21 5 Course Gourmet dinner at Jackson Trigg's, one of the region’s fine wineries, including a winery tour.
August 22 Session 3: Disorders and Therapeutics for Brain Aging in Companion Animals
9:00 CW Cotman and Shikha Snigdha, University of California Irvine Diet and Exercise improve hippocampal function in aged dogs
9:30 Tomas Smolek, Slovak Academy of Sciences The Neurobiology of Canine Dementia
10:00 Gary Pan, Nestle Purina Nutritional management of signs of CDS in dogs
10:30 Break
11:00 Brian Zanghi, Nestle Purina Clinical And Behavioral Efficacy Of A Medium Chain Triglyceride Diet Fed To Dogs With Antiepileptic Drug Resistant Idiopathic Epilepsy
11:30 Patrick Pageat, IRSEA Research Institute in Semiochemicals and Applied Ethology Olfactory stem cells therapy in Canine Age-Related disorders treatment: a Controlled study
12:00 Lunch
August 22 Session 4: Aging and Therapeutics in Companion Animals
1:00 Michael Lindinger, The Nutraceutical Alliance Nutraceuticals: successfully navigating the regulatory pathway from product conception to marketplace
1:30 Patrick Pageat and Alessandro Cozzi, IRSEA Research Institute Pheromone therapy: Research, Development and Clinical applications for Semiochemicals in Veterinary Behavior
2:00 Nicolas Barthélémy, Langford Vets University of Bristol Randomized, double-blind, prospective, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy of a diet supplemented with hydrolyzed collagen, curcuminoids and green tea extracts in privately-owned dogs with osteoarthritis
2:30 Break
3:30 Aleksander Masic, CanCog Technologies New Immunotherapeutics Impacting Veterinary Practice
4:00 Round Table Discussion / Research and Therapeutics into Aging in Companion Animals: Future Directions.