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Health Forum Opportunity For Owners And Breeders Of Rottweilers, Irish Wolfhounds And Deerhounds

25 October 2013    14:00

The Kennel Club is encouraging the owners and breeders of Rottweilers, Irish Wolfhounds and Deerhounds to assist with research being carried out by the University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.

The Kennel Club is helping to promote the university's Owner and Breeder Open Forum Days for various breeds, organised by Mark Dunning, a Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

The first Owner and Breeder Open Forum Day will be held on 30th November 2013 at the University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and will be focussed on Rottweilers. Subsequent days planned for Irish Wolfhounds and Deerhounds will take place early in 2014.

Mark Dunning says: "The Owner and Breeder Open Forum Day will work as an interactive forum, where owners and breeders of dogs, along with the clinicians and researchers at the University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, can get together to discuss the health issues that appear most troublesome to those owning and caring for the dogs on a daily basis.  This will hopefully lead to some exciting developments in the diagnosis, treatment and ultimately eradication of those conditions that are perceived as most important by the owners and breeders themselves."

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, added: "The aim of these days and the projects that may develop as a result is to enhance the health of the breeds in question.  All owners and breeders who take part will be playing a vital role in the future health of their breed and we would encourage them to support the University of Nottingham with this research.

"The Kennel Club is continuing to collaborate with dog owners and breeders across many breeds to help improve the health and welfare of dogs and these Owner and Breeder Open Forum Days are part of this important work."

For more information and to attend this event, download a registration form from  Alternatively, for further information, please contact Mark Dunning at


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