Forwarded by Rod Russell:

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 is pleased to introduce Dr. Karen Kline, a veterinary neurologist. Board certified in neurology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Kline is actively involved in both teaching and clinical service at Iowa State University.

According to Dr. Kline, dogs with central nervous system (CNS) diseases make up a large number of admissions to veterinary hospitals in North America. These diseases are of infectious, immune-mediated, cancerous, vascular, traumatic, congenital or degenerative origin. In this podcast, Dr. Kline discusses various canine neurological diseases, such as caudal occipital malformation syndrome (COMS) and seizures, and their clinical signs and treatments.

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.

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 are also available on Apple's iTunesĀ® or directly at Also, see