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DNA Archive Update

The end of year update for the Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA Archive shows that we’ve had a trickle of submissions over the past 3 months … from 7 Glens.  Thank you to their owners … your support is very much appreciated!

 It is very disappointing that only 35% of the swab kits sent / given out have been returned to the Animal Health Trust (AHT):

2013: 7 submissions

2014: 17 submissions

2015: No submissions

2016: GlenArchive website launched

2016: 24 submissions

2017: 33 submissions

 UNUSED SWAB KITS: I will be visiting the AHT in the New Year to return unused swab kits.  If you still have a kit (or kits) that you are not intending to use, I should be grateful if you would kindly return to me by the end of January:

 Alison Seall, 13 Crawford Gardens, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5AZ. UK

 Thank you.

 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION!

 Hopefully, some New Year’s resolutions will include supporting the Glen DNA Archive!  All you need to do to is send off five buccal (cheek) swabs from your Glen, plus a copy of your Glen’s pedigree and the AHT submission form to the AHT.

 For more information, and to request a kit via the online request form, please visit the dedicated Glen Archive website: www.glenarchive.com

 N.B. The Glen Archive website, which is funded by me, will be “closing its doors” in October 2018, when the domain and hosting package expires.  (The AHT will continue to welcome new submissions from Glens … it is just the dedicated website that will cease activity).

 Wishing you and your Glens a Merry Christmas and a fabulous 2018 … and maybe we can reach that elusive 100 submissions some time next year!

Alison

 

 

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Posted by on December 22, 2017 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 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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