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From the EFG Health Coordinator

30 May

PLEASE HELP THE ‘GIVE A DOG A GENOME’ (GDG) PROJECT!

As you may be aware, the AHT will soon be starting its search for the Glen of Imaal Terrier who is going to be whole genome sequenced.  NB. This Glen will be one that was bred and currently lives in the UK.

One of the sources for possible candidate Glens will be our DNA Archive … and we would like to encourage as many owners as possible to submit buccal (cheek) swabs from their Glens.

We are especially looking for older Glens that are healthy i.e. no known medical conditions … an up-to-date eye certificate would be an added bonus!  

However, ALL contributions to the DNA Archive, whatever the age, and from Glens that have health conditions as well as those that are fit and healthy are welcomed!

The EFG Health website has information about the DNA Archive and a video demonstrating how to take cheek swabs:

http://www.efghealth.co.uk/dna_archive.html

If you and your Glen would like to contribute to this invaluable resource, please contact Alison Seall, EFG Health Coordinator at glenarchive@gmail.com to request a swab kit: http://www.efghealth.co.uk/dna_archive.html#kit

Thank you very much for your support.

Alison Seall, EFG Health Coordinator

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Posted by on May 30, 2016 in General dog things, General Glen Things

 

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2 responses to “From the EFG Health Coordinator

  1. jean

    May 31, 2016 at 10:20 am

    We have also been asked :-
    You may also contact Jeanette Penny of GOITA being their Coordinator for the DNA archive swab kits on 01543 304025 or enquiries@jenpenn.co.uk
    You can also speak to Don Harley if you have any further queries. on 01246 725262 or ‘DONALD HARLEY’ , GOITA Health Coordinator.

     
  2. Alison Seall

    May 31, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you, Jean!

    We have contributions from 26 Glens so far … and I’ve given out another 19 swab kits.

    It’s easy to do … see the video … and all in a very good cause!

    Alison
    E: glenarchive@gmail.com
    T: 01403 269038
    W: http://www.efghealth.co.uk/dna_archive.html#video

     
 
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