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10-part video series for pet owners in the works

PartnersFor the third consecutive year, Nestlé Purina PetCare has made a donation to Partners in Animal Health to help support the ongoing development of educational videos for cat owners. Their $71,000 gift will underwrite a 10-part video series used to teach pet owners about a variety of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. A number of veterinary faculty and the Feline Health Center are participating in this project, with Dr. Joseph J. Wakshlag, assistant professor of clinical nutrition, serving as the main collaborator on nutritional aspects of GI disease management. The videos will be available to the public at no charge on the Partners in Animal Health website and 2,000 DVDs will also be produced and made available to veterinarians for use as a client education tool.

“Our pet owner education series is extremely popular with cat owners and veterinarians,” said Dr. Jodi Korich, director of Partners in Animal Health. “GI diseases are very common in cats, and we receive a large number of viewer requests for information on this topic.”

The video series will be released in Fall 2009. A variety of other videos are currently available through Partners in Animal Health. Please visit http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/for more information.