The Kennel Club is encouraging the owners and breeders of Irish
Wolfhounds and Deerhounds to assist with research being carried out
by the University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and
The Kennel Club is supporting 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 successful first Owner and Breeder Open Forum Day was held
towards the end of 2013 at the University of Nottingham's School of
Veterinary Medicine and Science and was focussed on Rottweilers,
and the date for Irish Wolfhounds and Deerhounds is 8thFebruary
Mark Dunning says: "The Owner and Breeder Open Forum Days 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
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 the event on 8th February at
the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of
Nottingham, contact Mark Dunning at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/vet.