As it’s Friday lets have a bit of reading for the weekend. The Costs & Benefits of Inbreeding (from the Institute of Canine Biology) should occupy you for a mug of tea. With the Glen of Imaal Terrier known & accepted bar-sinister heritage though how bad is it for the breed?
Please help to “spread the word” about the archive …
~ Glen DNA flyer for breed events and puppy packs
~ posters for breed events
~ “introduction” to the archive for breed club newsletters & websites
For details of how you can help, see the ‘Please spread the word!’ page: www.glenarchive.com/spread-the-word/
To request a swab kit: https://www.glenarchive.com/video-request-swab-kit-contents/
Getting emails and calls about the usual eye testing clinic at Newark in February. This is NOT going to be taking place due to the cost of hiring being virtually doubled. Yes, it is paid for, it is not donated.
Peter Bedford will be testing at North Muskham Community Centre NG23 6HL on March 16th. (This is just a couple of miles from Newark Showground). Bookings are required, please contact Sara on 07990545054
Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA Archive – Health updates
It is important that the Animal Health Trust always has up-to-date information about your Glen. Please notify newly diagnosed health conditions, surgery (including neuter/spay), health scheme results and end of life.
If you need to notify an update, please visit: www.glenarchive.com/updates/
To request a swab kit, please visit: www.glenarchive.com/video-request-swab-kit-contents/
…a shout out reminder is given about the 2018 (UK resident) Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed Survey that finishes December 31st. The year has whizzed by so fast so have you filled it in yet? It doesn’t matter whether you have a pet, a show dog or a rescue. If you have a Glen we’d like you to take a look and fill it in. It won’t take long and no personal information is taken unless you wish to leave it.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE GLEN DNA ARCHIVE
The International Glen DNA Archive provides a facility to store Glen DNA, along with supporting pedigree and health information, for use in future health research projects.
All you need to do to support this important health initiative, is send off five buccal (cheek) swabs from your Glen, plus a copy of your Glen’s pedigree and the submission form, to the Animal Health Trust.
To request a swab kit (one kit per Glen), please email the Animal Heath Trust: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Subject:||Swab kit request|
|Name||Please provide your title and first & last names|
|Address||Please provide your full postal address including post / zip code & country|
|Number of kits||Please indicate the number of swab kits you require (one kit per Glen)|
Contributions to the DNA Archive are welcome from non-UK resident Glens, as well as those living in the UK … from Glens of all ages and health status.
For more information, please visit the dedicated Glen Archive website: www.glenarchive.com
It doesn’t seem possible but there is only one month left to complete the 2018 Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed Survey. It isn’t difficult, it won’t take up a lot of time so please consider doing it.
The Glen DNA Archive doesn’t end at the end of the year though, it’ll continue on because it is there FOR THE CONTINUING GOOD OF GLENS. It is important that the Animal Health Trust always has up-to-date information about your Glen. Please notify newly diagnosed health conditions, surgery (including neuter/spay), health scheme results and, if it has happened, death. If you need to notify an update please visit the “Health Update” page on the Glen Archive website
Already the last Friday so only eight left before Christmas….where the heck as the year gone? As it is the last Friday anybody with even vague psychic ability will know what is going to be written here:-the 2018 UK Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed Survey and the DNA Archive.
Go on check back through your records-have you filled in the 2018 Breed Survey yet? There isn’t much time left. Whilst you’re in the drawer, the cupboard under the board, or the calendar in your ipad have a look if you’ve done sent the details of your Glen for the DNA Archive? It is for the benefit of Glens now and Glens to come. Go on, do your bit towards the future of the breed.
We know Glen of Imaal Terrier people are nice folk. Many organisations bring in “rescue dogs” from abroad and target nice folk…just like what we are. It’s tempting to take one but take a look at this from the British Veterinary Association.
The eye testing tomorrow (Saturday 12th) at Newark is now on a different area of the showground. It will be taking place in a porter cabin outside the Joe Hallam building so DO NOT turn right as you come into the main gates, continue straight on.