Bulldog & Pug Health Improvement Day

 

Date: Sunday 11th October 2015
Venue: The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ

The Bulldog & Pug Health Improvement Day has been organised for breeders of Pugs and Bulldogs, both novice and experienced breeders are encouraged to attend as well as those thinking of breeding from their Pug or Bulldog and wish to receive more information on health and welfare concerns.

The day features talks on Breathing, Eyes, Skin, Weight and Body Conditioning from experts and veterinary surgeons. Lunch will be provided aswell as refreshments in the morning. If you would like further information on the event please contact charlotte.mcnamara@thekennelclub.org.uk

UPDATE: the seminar is now sold out. Thank you for your interest in our event! For more information please contact Charlote McNamara.

Programme of the day

9:30am

10:00am 

Registration & Reception 

10:00am

10:30am

Introduction to the day

10:30am

11:30pm

Seminar One - Brachycephalic Obstructive Airways Syndrome

Presentation from Cambridge University, Nai-Chieh Liu, Dr. Jane Ladlow, Dr. David Sargan.

A discussion of BOAS, How it can be identified and the projects in place at the University to develop understanding of the condition

11:30am

12:30pm

Seminar Two - Eyes

Facilitated by Professor Sheila Crispin MA VetMB  BSc PhD DVA DVOphthal DipECVO FRCVS

12:30pm

1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm 

2:30pm

Seminar Three - Skin & Skinfolds

Facilitated by Mr Nick Blayney BVSc MRCVS

2:30pm 

3:30pm

Seminar Four - Obesity and Body Condition - what the breeder needs to know

Facilitated by Dr. Alex German.

Obesity is now the most common medical disease faced by the canine population.  This session will discuss the reasons for classifying obesity as a disease, provide practical tips for preventing obesity, and demonstrate how to determine body condition in a dog.                                 

3:30pm

4:00pm

Close of Day Summary & Opportunity for Further Questions 
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