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It’s a Friday reminder

PLEASE HELP US TO REACH A TARGET OF 250 BY THE END OF 2017!

(We still have over 150 to go …)

This is Tamar and Storm at the Animal Health Trust, where all the swabs are stored for the Glen DNA Archive. If you have a few minutes this weekend, please visist the Glen Archive website and request a swab kit for YOUR Glen … the DNA from your Glen may one day help scientists with their research into canine health. There is a swab kit request form, video demonstrating how to take the swabs … and lots more information about the Archive … on the link below! http://www.glenarchive.com/

Thank you!

Alison

​Alison Seall

Glen DNA Archive Coordinator​  glenarchive@gmail.com

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Posted by on May 12, 2017 in General Glen Things, Health

 

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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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What’s going to be done with all this “health” then?

The breed is doing it and so is the Kennel Club but what exactly is all this “health” about? It’s about showing that we all care about our dogs. We’re trying our best to get Glen of Imaal Terriers onto the right track in case anything happens in the future. We’re still incredibly lucky in Glens insofar most of them get born, live and then die at a double figured age without too much bother. Thing is though sometimes shit happens and maybe, possibly, hopefully perhaps, all the form filling that, anybody who cares, has been doing could help provide a solution somewhere down the line. It isn’t just us that is doing it all pedigree breeds, and people who care, are. The Kennel Club does a quarterly newsletter for Veterinary Practices that informs them of what is going on in “our” world and Winter 2014 tells all vets that Glen people will be trying!!

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2014 in General dog things, General Glen Things

 

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Health Survey Update

The Glen of Imaal Terrier 2014 health survey is now into its third week and we have received 53 responses, so far. If you have not yet completed the survey, there is a “preview” on the survey page … (link at the bottom of this post) … so that you can familiarise yourself with the type of questions asked, and the format of the survey.

We would appreciate the help of breeders, please, to spread the word about this survey. If you are still in contact with any of your puppy people, please do send them details.  Thank you!

We draw your attention to the following:

NB. There is a minor “logic blip” on the Your Glen’s details (UK and non-UK) pages. If you are completing the survey for a Glen that has sadly died, please fill in the age at which your Glen died for Q.15 (UK) or Q.28 (non-UK).

If you would like to be involved in the future monitoring of or research into any health issues highlighted by this survey, then please do provide your contact details in the “Permissions” section at the end of the survey.  Research projects not only require dogs affected with a particular condition (“cases”) but also dogs that are clear of that condition (“controls”), so even if your Glen is fit and healthy, please do consider putting your name forward.  Thank you!

All information submitted via this health survey remains confidential.  Our final report will not will not disclose the identity of individual dogs or owners.  If any research projects are initiated, arising from this survey, we will only contact respondents who have expressed that they are happy to participate in future health research and who have provided contact details.

The charts below provide a little bit of feedback from the survey (opens as pdf. document) to date … and illustrate where the survey responses have come from … (the UK and seven other countries) … and the numbers of Glens with reported health conditions.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the survey.  We look forward to receiving many more responses!

Please click on the link to take you to our health survey page – http://www.efghealth.co.uk/survey14.html

If you have any queries about, or need help with the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Alison Seall – efghealth@gmail.com

EFG and GOITA

 

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2014 in General Glen Things

 

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Of course we are & yes we will

You used to put DNA results on the blog but it hasn’t been done for a while. Would you still like them? Of course we would and are more than happy to publish any health results for any Glen of Imaal Terrier. The following are all clear for CRD3

Marfidal Bertil

Marfidal iPaddy to Meomodon

Marfidal Sparkle of Meomodo

Marfidal Rimpun Rompula

Poachersmoon Mickey Spillane

Marfidal Bengt

Marfidal Vaukin Kiva

Marfidal Erika

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2014 in General Glen Things

 

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Health page update

The Glen of Imaal Terrier health pages have been updated. The DNA Archive page now includes a video on how to take the swabs:

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2014 in General Glen Things, Uncategorized

 

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The weather Gods seem to be smiling

The forecast for Swineshead tomorrow was, initially, not that good but a study of the forecast this morning says the rain has moved to Sunday so bring on the day!

Sheila, ceskyterrier@ymail.com, has just a few spaces left for eye testing. Remember this is all breed not just Glen of Imaal Terrier. Alison will have the DNA swabs. The dog show schedule can be downloaded for reference so let’s get ready for a good event!

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2014 in General dog things, General Glen Things

 

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