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The eye testing is THIS weekend!

The eye testing session at Hedge Green Cottage is this weekend-Saturday 15 July to be precise. Okay, you know and it’s down on the calendar but one year one person didn’t and they missed it. It’s a full day of testing so please be as on time as you can and report to the eye testing tent (to the right of the entry gate) when you arrive on the field.

If you have a booking for litter screening are you aware of this?

(BVA/KC/ISDS) Eye Scheme Microchipping and Litter Screening. The BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme offers breeders the opportunity of screening their dogs for inherited eye disease using a straightforward eye examination. The results can then help breeders eliminate or reduce the risk of an eye disease being passed on to future generations.In certain breeds, inherited eye disease can be detected soon after birth and in such breeds it is advisable to screen the whole litter at between five and twelve weeks of age.

On 1st July 2017 it became a requirement that any puppy presented for litter screening has been microchipped prior to examination under the Eye Scheme.

Microchipping is compulsory for all dogs aged 8 weeks and over in the UK and 12 weeks and over in the Republic of Ireland. However some tests within the scheme are carried out most reliably when the puppy is aged between 5 and 7 weeks, so a microchip may need to be inserted at a slightly earlier age. This complies with the law and is a safe procedure for young dogs. Microchipping of ISDS registered Border Collie puppies prior to litter screening has been a requirement since 2013 and many puppies presented for examination have been microchipped at younger than 8 weeks of age. To date, no adverse effects have been reported.For more information about the scheme visit the BVA website at the button below. To find out which health tests or schemes are recommended for your breed, check the Kennel Club’s Breed Information Centre or the Hereditary Eye Disease leaflet; produced and approved by veterinary professionals and research scientists.

 

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2017 in General dog things, General Glen Things, Health

 

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Keep Calm…..and be prepared

We don’t know if or when some heritable health condition will again “pop up” in our lovely breed … but if it ever does, let’s be prepared!

It is easy to take 5 cheek swabs from your Glen of Imaal Terrier … and send them to the Animal Health Trust (AHT), along with a copy of your Glen’s pedigree and a simple health form …

The more samples we have stored at the AHT, the quicker a research project can “get off the ground” … so please “do YOUR bit” for the breed and request a swab kit … and return it to the AHT!

Here’s what you will find in a swab kit:

http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/96a7f2_a58531643531416c834961c93b34cbca.pdf

You can find a video demonstrating how to take swabs and an online swab kit request form here:

http://www.glenarchive.com/video-request-swab-kit-contact

Thank you for your support!

 

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2017 in General Glen Things, Health

 

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Ten days to go…

..and then it’s too late. In fact you are running late now to be able to book a specific time eye test. Eye test? Eye Test?

Had you forgotten? July 15th Hedge Green Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston PE20 3HH is where Peter Bedford will be doing a BVA/KC eye testing session. This isn’t just Glen of Imaal Terriers, it is any and every breed. Jean Rogers is the lady to email for an appointment

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2017 in General dog things, General Glen Things, Health

 

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If you have a couple of quid to spare…..

Let’s make it human health this Friday as Linda Samuel(of Ruby, Kaos and EFG newsletter editor fame) writes:-

This weekend Sam and I are attempting the 3 peaks challenge, this will be the highest peak in England, Scotland and Wales all in 24 hours. The going will be hard, but we are sure it will be an epic adventure. We would like to raise some funds for Cancer research by completing this challenge, if you would like to support us please visit my Just Giving Page by clicking on the image below. Thank you to all of those who have already sponsored us. Linda xxxxx

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2017 in Health

 

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Eye testing reminder

There will be a BVA/KC eye testing session at Hedge Green Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3HH on Saturday July 15th. Peter Bedford is officiating and appointments are needed. Jean jean@e-f-g.co.uk is the lady to ring.

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2017 in General dog things, General Glen Things, Health

 

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Eye Testing in the summer

There will be a BVA/KC eye testing session (Peter Bedford officiating) at Hedge Green Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston. PE20 3HH on Saturday July 15th. Appointments are need and can be obtained from Jean Rogers jean@e-f-g.co.uk. This is open to all breeds not just Glen of Imaal Terriers. It would be a good chance to get your Glen eye tested if you are thinking of mating them.

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Do you do puppy packs?

BREEDERS! Please help us to spread the word about the Glen DNA Archive!

We are asking breeders to help spread the word about the Glen DNA Archive by including this Puppy Pack letter into their own“Puppy Packs” …

If every puppy owner knows about this invaluable resource, hopefully we will have regular contributions to the DNA Archive to build up the number of swabs stored at the AHT … an extensive number of swabs stored will enable any future health research projects to “hit the ground running” …

We gratefully accept swabs from Glens of all ages and health status … not just puppies! Please visit the Glen Archive website for more information, a video demonstrating how to take swabs from your Glen and an online swab kit request form: www.glenarchive.com

Our target for 2017 is to reach 250 submissions! Thank you for supporting a resource that may one day benefit YOUR Glen …

Alison Seall   

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2017 in General Glen Things, Health

 

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