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Another Health Survey week has gone by

04 Nov

Our health survey is now into its sixth week.  We have received 180 responses to date and so we are well on the way to our target of 300.  With just under 4 weeks until the closing date of Friday 28th November, we need to average 40 responses per week.

It is important to collect health data from as many Glen of Imaal Terriers 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.

We have received 70 responses from the UK and the other 110 responses have come from Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, the USA and a couple of other countries.

Of the 180 responses, 20 (11%) are for Glens that have sadly died.  We appreciate that it is difficult to complete a survey for a Glen who has died, but this provides us with some useful mortality data and we would like to thank all the owners who have visited the “End of life” page for their Glen.

The split between dogs and bitches is:

83 dogs (46% ) 97 bitches (54%)

The boys have a bit of catching up to do!

If you have not yet completed the survey for your Glen, please do so when you have a few spare minutes!  If you are a breeder, we should be grateful if you would kindly pass on details of the survey to any of your puppy people with whom you still in contact … as well as complete the survey for your Glens, of course!

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.

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