Back in 2014 Glen of Imaal Terriers did a Health Survey. Okay it’s taken a while but the results can now be read. (Spoiler alert, you’ll need longer than a teabreak to do it justice)
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Elizabeth Ayrton writes:-
I am a veterinary surgeon currently completing a Masters degree at the University of Lincoln and working for Behaviour Referrals Veterinary practice. I am interested in how castration affects dogs. We know there are good reasons to castrate for population control and also medical benefits but it would appear that owners often castrate for behavioural reasons and less is known about the effects of castration on behaviour and it may be that some dogs require testosterone for social confidence. I am trying to research this aspect and require information both from dogs being castrated and dogs that are not being castrated in the next 3 months.
I would be grateful if pet owners or vets would contact me if they would be prepared to take part – it purely involves owners answering a questionnaire now and in 3 months time and I am offering entry into a prize drawer for all pets that complete the questionnaire with the chance of winning a hamper of toys for your pet.
I only want pet dogs between the ages of 4 – 14 months who have been owned for at least 2 months. Anyone interested in taking part please e-mail me on email@example.com and I can either send you a questionnaire electronically or post it out with an SAE if you prefer. The closing date of the survey is November 30th.
There will be a KC/BVA eye testing session THIS SATURDAY (October 14th) at Newark Showground (in conjunction with Grantham Show). Peter Bedford will be officiating. Appointments are needed and can be obtained from Jean firstname.lastname@example.org or 01205820791
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222 swab kits have been sent out to owners, but only 73 kits have been returned to the Animal Health Trust (AHT). Over 120 swab kits have gone to individual owners; 50 kits have been sent to an individual for distribution amongst her friends; and a further 50 kits to an overseas breed club.
The cost to the AHT of sending kits overseas is considerably more than the 90 pence it costs to send out a single swab kit in the UK, and it is very disappointing that only a third (33%) have been returned to the AHT. Swab kits are generally posted out to owners within two weeks of receipt of request. There is a not unreasonable expectation that if an owner requests a swab kit, then the swabs will be returned within a reasonable time-frame, but most of the unreturned kits were requested over a year ago.
- If the swab kit you requested has been put away somewhere, PLEASE dig it out this weekend and swab your Glen.
- If you’ve sent your Glen’s swabs to a third party, PLEASE check that they have been sent to the AHT … if not, please ask for them to be returned the AHT as soon as possible … or ask for them to be returned to you, for you to send to the AHT.
- If you cannot afford the (voluntary) £5.00 donation to the AHT … or if you prefer not to make a donation … or if you are unable to make an online donation … PLEASE just send the swabs to the AHT.
It would be great to reach last year’s target of 100 submissions to the AHT by the end of this year!
Contents of swab kit: docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/96a7f2_a58531643531416c834961c93b34cbca.pdf
About the archive: www.glenarchive.com/about-the-archive
Request a swab kit: www.glenarchive.com/video-request-swab-kit-contact
There will be a KC/BVA eye testing session on Saturday October 14th at Newark Showground (in conjunction with Grantham Show). Peter Bedford will be officiating. Appointments are needed and can be obtained from Jean email@example.com or 01205820791
Feel free to share anywhere and everywhere.
Complex diseases; can we really “find the genes”? is one heck of a title but as Glen of Imaal Terriers are participating in the Give A Dog A Genome project we’re linking to it on Health Friday.