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Events, seminars and surveys

 

Kennel Club Royal Canin Breeder Education

The Kennel Club and Royal Canin are welcoming dog breeders to a stimulating series of educational seminars on health issues, breeding practices and scientific developments which will help breeders and their puppy rearing programmes.

Breed Club Vet Practice Health Seminars

The Kennel Club would like to invite Breed Clubs and veterinary practices to advertise up-coming Health-related seminars. To submit an advertisement, please include: date, seminar title and description, venue details, costs, and contact information. If you wish to submit any information regarding an upcoming seminar, please fill in this form and email it to Bonnie Abhayaratne

Date

Seminar Title and Description

Venue

Contact

27th September

Health Seminar for German Shepherd Dog Breeders 

Topics include:  Soft Tissue (Gastric Dilation/Volvulus), Skin Problems, Neurology (Seizures), Radiology (including CT, MRI and Ultrasound), Internal Medicine (Haemangiosarcoma and Inflammatory Bowel Disease), Dermatology, Pain Management (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for lameness - what works and what's safe) and Orthopaedics.

Cost: £5 (lunch included)

Dick White Referrals, Veterinary Specialist Centre, Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom

Suffolk, CB8 0UH

Chris Hazell

Tel: 01544327104

Please make your cheque payable to The GSD League of GB and send to:

Mrs Chris Hazell

Holly Bank, Bells Orchard, Almeley, Herefordshire, HR3 6NE

(Places are limited so ensure that you book early)

28th September

Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain Health Seminar

Topics include: Raw feeding, rearing puppies naturally; The beauty of Tellington Touch; Understanding pedigrees and applying the knowledge to a breeding plan; An introduction to canine physiotherapy.

Cost: £5 for members; £20 for non-members (lunch included)

Park Hall,  Wythall Park,  Silver Street,  Wythall

Birmingham B47 6LZ

Elaine Kirkham

12th October

Dalmatian Health Seminar

Topics include: Results & Analysis of Breed Health Survey, Inbreeding & Outcrossing, KC BAER Hearing Testing Scheme, Estimated Breeding Values

Cost: no cost for club members; £10 for non-members (lunch included)

The Village Hall,

Newton Regis,

Warwickshire,

B79 0NL

Margaret Cuthbertson 01625 524121

Fiona Johnston
028 9145 7202

Margaret Mulholland 01623 720987

Shelagh Stevenson 01543 490849

16th November

Pointer Club of Scotland Health Seminar
(Dog breeders of any breeds are welcome)

Topics include: Addison's disease, Canine nutrition and emergency first aid, and Kennel Club Breed Health Initiative - avoiding inherited diseases.  

Cost: £15 (lunch included)

Barony College, Parkgate, Dumfries  and Galloway, DG1 3NE

Janette Kean

Breed Club Health Surveys

Breed Health Surveys which are designed to give a strong representation of the health and temperament of a particular breed. These surveys provide significant data that can be used, if required, by researchers focusing on canine health issues. To submit any information regarding an upcoming health survey, please fill in this form and email it to Nick Sutton.

Breed and aim of survey

Further Information

Closure Date

Norfolk Terrier 

To assess the general health of the Norfolk Terrier in the UK, to monitor the health status, and to identify particular problems in the breed, in order to improve our dogs' health and welfare for future generations

Click here Please return the form ASAP

Afghan Hound

To give an overview of the current state of Afghan Hound health in the UK.  

Click here 7th September 2014

Basset Hound 

To monitor the health of Basset Hounds in the UK, to obtain information that will help improve  knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and determine any potential emerging issues in order to improve our dogs' health and welfare for future generations.

Click here for survey

Website: www.bassetsrus.co.uk

E-mail: blackveinbassets@aol.com -Tina Watkins (Breed Health Coordinator)

31/10/2014

Labrador Retriever

To investigate how frequently collapse occurs in Labradors, particularly during exercise.

Click here for survey

Email Amber Mosley at svyam4@nottingham.ac.uk

01/12/2014

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

To assess the general health of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in the UK, to monitor the health status, and to identify particular problems in the breed over the past 10 years, in order to improve our dogs' health and welfare for future generations.

Click here for website
E-mail: uk.toller@btinternet.com

This research is being carried out by the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of UK

End of 2014

Flat Coated Retriever

To record data about the causes of deaths in Flat Coated Retrievers.

Click here On-going study

Flat Coated Retriever

Group study (long term project) - an annual survey to follow the life of Flat Coated Retrievers

Click here On-going study

German Wirehaired Pointer 

To collect and collate information from GWP owners and breeders in the UK, to monitor the health status and to ensure that the breed's health and welfare is maintained for future generations

Click here On-going study

Kooikerhondje

To collect and collate information from Kooikerhondje owners and breeders in the UK, to monitor the health status and to ensure that the breed's health and welfare is maintained for future generations.

Click here N/A

Separation anxiety in dogs

To improve our understanding of dog behaviour in their owner's absence

Click here N/A

The Irish Setter

To further our understanding of the prevalence and heritability of gastric dilation/torsion (bloat) in the breed

Click here N/A
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