SKK Press Release...Exhibition judges shall prize healthy dogs...On 23-25 February, the Swedish Kennel Club will gather its external judge at Scandic Infra City to immerse itself in subjects around dogs health related to the exterior. The conference is called "Hundraser's sustainability" and participation is mandatory for SKK's judges. English translation using Google Translate.
Canine Genetics -The Kennel Club Academy...
The resource offers free online learning and a short online assessment for anyone who has an interest in canine genetics. Find it @ https://www.kcacademy.org.uk/s…/all-courses/canine-genetics/
January 2018 ...
From the AKC Gazette
Jerold S. Bell, DVM. "Breeding by the Numbers." AKC Gazette. January 2018, pp 12-16.
“A goal of all breeds is to grow and maintain a large, diverse, and healthy population.”
Internal link: AKC Gazette-January 2018-J.Bell, DVM-Breeding By the Numbers
This article addresses the aspect of population size on healthy breeding in dog breeds, genetic disorders and selection. Excerpts... "In both large- and small-population breeds, genetic diversity can be lost if breeders do not utilize dogs from the breadth of the gene pool. This is most evident in the popular sire syndrome." "Health-conscious selection through breed-appropriate genetic screening of prospective breeding individuals is the most important aspect of improving and maintaining the genetic health of any breed, regardless of its population size."
August 31, 2017...
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Finnish Kennel Club news -- A blog by Katariina Mäki
The Finnish Kennel Club (FKC) has finished the protocol and the instructions for fitness (walk) testing of breeding dogs in brachycephalic breeds. The test is similar to the one used by the Dutch Kennel Club.
Finnish test instructions have been developed by veterinarians doing research on BOAS. Their results concerning the Bulldog have already been published. The researchers are still continuing their research and testing Pugs and French Bulldogs, whose results will be published later.
IPFD's Second Student Project Associate: Ariel Minardi
Our second IPFD Student, Ariel Minardi (a 3rd year veterinary student from Ohio State University), is developing a series of articles and a video blog or ‘vlog’ to connect with the IPFD/DogWellNet community. For an overview of her project and links to other material on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Prudent Use of Antibiotics see: IPFD Student Project 'B.A.R.K. | Bacterial Antimicrobial Resistance Knowledge' - Overview
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