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Health Reminder

Will your Glen be the 100th Glen to contribute to our DNA Archive …?

Calling all Glens … young and old … those in good health … and those with health conditions …

Please give up just a few minutes of your time to make a valuable contribution to the archive … for the benefit of future health research projects …

 It’s easy … we now have a dedicated website … with a video … and an online swab kit request form:

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

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) … where the archive is located … request a voluntary donation of £5.00 per swab kit to cover the costs of the swab kit, admininstration and long term storage.  However, if your Glen has a documented health condition, the AHT is happy to waive this small charge.

Let’s aim for 100 Glens “on the books” by the end of the year …!

If you have a swab kit at home … but just haven’t got round to persuading your Glen to having his/her cheek swabs done … please do it now!

We welcome photos of dogs and their swabs … to go onto the Glen Archive Blog!  Check out our first photos … and please do send in a picture of your Glen … and a swab!!

Thank you for your support!

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Posted by on December 9, 2016 in General Glen Things, Health

 

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Health Reminder

Will your Glen be the 100th Glen to contribute to our DNA Archive …?

Calling all Glens … young and old … those in good health … and those with health conditions …

Please give up just a few minutes of your time to make a valuable contribution to the archive … for the benefit of future health research projects …

 It’s easy … we now have a dedicated website … with a video … and an online swab kit request form:

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

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) … where the archive is located … request a voluntary donation of £5.00 per swab kit to cover the costs of the swab kit, admininstration and long term storage.  However, if your Glen has a documented health condition, the AHT is happy to waive this small charge.

Let’s aim for 100 Glens “on the books” by the end of the year …!

If you have a swab kit at home … but just haven’t got round to persuading your Glen to having his/her cheek swabs done … please do it now!

We welcome photos of dogs and their swabs … to go onto the Glen Archive Blog!  Check out our first photos … and please do send in a picture of your Glen … and a swab!!

Thank you for your support!

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2016 in General Glen Things, Health

 

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A Health Reminder

Will your Glen be the 100th Glen to contribute to our DNA Archive …?

Calling all Glens … young and old … those in good health … and those with health conditions …

Please give up just a few minutes of your time to make a valuable contribution to the archive … for the benefit of future health research projects …

 It’s easy … we now have a dedicated website … with a video … and an online swab kit request form:

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


The Animal Health Trust (AHT) … where the archive is located … request a voluntary donation of £5.00 per swab kit to cover the costs of the swab kit, admininstration and long term storage.  However, if your Glen has a documented health condition, the AHT is happy to waive this small charge.

Let’s aim for 100 Glens “on the books” by the end of the year …!

If you have a swab kit at home … but just haven’t got round to persuading your Glen to having his/her cheek swabs done … please do it now!

We welcome photos of dogs and their swabs … to go onto the Glen Archive Blog!  Check out our first photos … and please do send in a picture of your Glen … and a swab!!

Thank you for your support!


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Posted by on October 7, 2016 in General Glen Things, Health

 

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A health reminder

PLEASE ASK YOUR GLEN …

… if s/he would be happy to make a contribution to the International Glen of Imaal Terrier Database at the Animal Health Trust?!

It’s easy … all you need to do is persuade your Glen to let you take 5 cheek swabs …

We have a webpage explaining all about our DNA Archive … an invaluable resource for future health research projects … and we have even made a video to show you how to take the swabs!

Here’s the DNA Archive page: http://www.efghealth.co.uk/dna_archive.html

And the video is here: http://www.efghealth.co.uk/dna_archive.html#video

Alison Seall, DNA Archive Coordinator is happy to help if you have any queries:

Email: glenarchive@gmail.com

Telephone: 01403 269038

Thank you for your support … and thank you to your Glens for their valued contributions!

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2016 in General Glen Things, Health

 

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A reminder

PLEASE ASK YOUR GLEN …

… if s/he would be happy to make a contribution to the International Glen of Imaal Terrier Database at the Animal Health Trust?!

It’s easy … all you need to do is persuade your Glen to let you take 5 cheek swabs …

We have a webpage explaining all about our DNA Archive … an invaluable resource for future health research projects … and we have even made a video to show you how to take the swabs!

Here’s the DNA Archive page: http://www.efghealth.co.uk/dna_archive.html

And the video is here: http://www.efghealth.co.uk/dna_archive.html#video

Alison Seall, DNA Archive Coordinator is happy to help if you have any queries:

Email: glenarchive@gmail.com

Telephone: 01403 269038

Thank you for your support … and thank you to your Glens for their valued contributions!

 

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2016 in General Glen Things, Health

 

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From the EFG Health Coordinator

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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From the KC to Glen of Imaal Terrier owners

The Kennel Club, on behalf of the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed clubs, would like to let you know how you and your Glen can help with important health initiatives​ for your wonderful breed.

Health Records and Surveys

Please help the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed clubs monitor the health of the breed by recording any health events that occur during your dog’s lifetime in this compact booklet and/or online at MyKC, and completing any health surveys that will be sent out from time to time.

DNA Archive at the Animal Health Trust

The breed clubs are keen to encourage all Glen of Imaal Terrier owners to support the Glen DNA Archive at the Animal Health Trust. You can make a valuable contribution to future research on inherited conditions by taking five simple cheek swabs from your Glen and sending them to the AHT. For more information, and a video demonstrating how to take the swabs click here.

VetCompass

The Royal Veterinary College’s VetCompass project works with a number of UK veterinary practices to collect anonymised clinical data for research that will benefit the health and welfare of all animals. If not already part of this nationwide project, please do ask your veterinary practice to consider joining VetCompass. For more information, click here.

If you would like further information about the Glen or wish to join a breed club, please click on the following links, where you will find contact details for the club secretaries and health coordinators:

The Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club (EFG)

The Glen of Imaal Terrier Association (GOITA)

Yours sincerely,

Bonnie-Marie Abhayaratne
Health and Breeder Research Assistant
The Kennel Club

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2015 in General dog things, General Glen Things

 

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