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The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
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Thursday, May 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cellular Oxidative Stress and Cancers

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Chronic cellular inflammation from oxidative stress leads to a wide variety of diseases, including obesity, chronic infections and cancers. Chronic inflammation occurs when the tissues or organs receive inflammatory “mediator” messages that cause them to react as though the “trigger” or pathogen was still present. Rather than repairing themselves, these cells remain in an ongoing state of inflammation that can wax and wane for an entire lifetime. As a result, tissues become deficient in antioxidant mediators, such as malonedialdehyde, glutathione, cysteine, ascorbic acid and other antioxidant vitamins, which is associated with poor clinical outcome. An important aspect of this topic deals with prevention and the early recognition of the cellular changes that lead to cancer. The factors involved include: controlling chronic obesity and weight control with caloric restriction and by increasing sirtuin-based foods which help increase lifespan; feeding fat-fighting functional foods; feeding the needed rather than package recommended amounts; need for high quality bioavailable novel proteins; feeding antiangiogenic foods to help shrink fat and cancers; accepting genetic predisposition to obesity; regulation of gene expression through diet; food sensitivities/intolerances; and weight gain from spaying and neutering, and decreased physical activity and exercise. These effects also pertain to the lipid oxidation and risk of rancidity in pet foods with their higher fat and oil content.

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Jean Dodds

Hemopet
W. Jean Dodds, DVM graduated in 1964 from the Ontario Veterinary College, Canada. She has 5 decades of veterinary clinical and diagnostic research, over 150 publications, and membership in national and international committees. Hemopet, her non-profit national animal blood bank was started in 1986, and supplies canine blood products throughout the USA and Hong Kong, plus educational and clinical diagnostic services... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza P2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre