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EFG Summer newsletter is out

16 May

The EFG Summer newsletter has been posted to members. It can also be read online in the Member’s Area of the EFG website. If you’ve forgotten the password just ask the secretary

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Posted by on May 16, 2018 in General Glen Things

 

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5 responses to “EFG Summer newsletter is out

  1. Alison

    May 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Interesting newsletter! Thank you to the contributors and editor!

    One paragraph warrants a response!

    “Several years ago the clubs commissioned a breed health survey for U.K. dogs. It morphed into a world- wide survey, which is not particularly helpful when trying to pinpoint any problems pertaining to this country and of course it is now out of date however it was well meant.”

    This was written into the notice for another health survey.

     
  2. Alison

    May 17, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    “Several years ago the clubs commissioned a breed health survey for U.K. dogs.”

    Just to put the record straight, the breed clubs did not ‘commission’ the survey … the idea of a health survey was proposed to the breed clubs … they approved the survey before it went ‘live’ and ‘supported’ the survey by putting links on their respective websites.

    It was approved and supported as a worldwide survey – see EFG Blog, 07 Oct 2014.

     
  3. Alison

    May 17, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    “a world- wide survey … is not particularly helpful when trying to pinpoint any problems pertaining to this country”

    UK data was extracted and, less than a month after the survey closed, the Breed Health Coordinator (GOITA) was sent the anonymised survey data from all UK participants, as GOITA wanted “to begin collating the data and to do this independently”.

     
  4. Alison

    May 17, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    “ … of course it is now out of date”

    The health data is still valid and relevant to the breed 3½ years on.

    The aim of the survey was to take a “snapshot” of Glen health, analyse the results and make recommendations for the future health wellbeing of the breed.

    The main issues identified by the survey were:

    Allergies, skin & gastrointestinal issues (p. 15 – 24) : suggestions on page 43
    Elbow problems (p. 25 – 28) : suggestions on page 43
    And a further “watch” on fertility issues in females (p. 12 – 14) : suggestions on page 44

    No survey is ever out of date! The 2014 survey provides a baseline against which any health trends can be observed in future surveys.

     
  5. Alison

    May 17, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    “ … however it was well meant”

    This comment undermines all the time and effort that went into developing and promoting the survey, and subsequently analysing the data and producing a detailed report and recommendations … AND to all those Glen owners who so kindly participated in the survey.

    The survey report was only ever published on the EFG Health website. As the EFG Health website has expired, the report has now been uploaded to the Glen Archive website, for anyone who wants to compare the findings of the previous (2014) and current surveys:

    Glen Health Survey Report 2014 http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/96a7f2_06485dca78384e71b6609555b79efb9c.pdf

     
 
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