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Health Survey-Update 2

21 Oct

Who needs to do the health survey? 

All of us!  The survey is for all our Glen of Imaal Terriers (both living and now deceased) born on or after 1st January 2000.  We welcome responses from Glen owners all over the world.

Why should we take the survey? 

It is important to collect health data from as many Glens as possible, so that we can get an idea of the overall health of the breed … and also so that we can identify any conditions that may need further monitoring and/or research. 

It is also just as important to identify owners willing to help with health research initiatives.  

For this reason, we have included a “Permissions” section at the end of the survey:

“This survey may reveal health conditions that require looking into in more detail i.e. further condition-specific monitoring and/or research. We have set up a confidential database of owners who are happy for their Glens to participate in future monitoring of specific health conditions, or research initiatives, either as a “Control” (without the health condition) or “Affected” (with the health condition).

If you would be happy for your Glen to help, please provide your contact details” 

If we undertake any research initiatives following this survey, we will only contact those owners who have provided their contact details.

Progress

We are now into the fourth week of the Glen health survey and the number of completed surveys received is 85, to date.  The split is 53 (62%) from the UK and 32 (38%) from non-UK resident owners.  We need a few hundred responses for meaningful health data … so we still have quite a way to go!

Survey information & link

The closing date for the survey is Friday 28th November, so just under six weeks to go.  If you have not already completed the survey for your Glen/s, please do spare a few minutes to help with this important project … for the benefit of our lovely breed.  Thank you.

A big “Thank you” to everyone who has completed the survey … and especially to those who have also requested a DNA swab kit for our international DNA Archive at the Animal Health Trust!

Here is the link to our health survey page – http://www.efghealth.co.uk/survey14.html – from where you can access the survey.

There is a SURVEY PREVIEW on the survey page – please do have a read through to familiarise yourself with the format and questions, before starting the survey “for real”.

Please do not hesitate to contact Alison Seall – Tel. 01403 269038 or Email: efghealth@gmail.com if you:

  • have any queries about the survey;
  • need help with the survey;
  • wish to make any changes e.g. add or delete contact details or correct any errors.

Thank you for your support.

EFG and GOITA

 

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