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  3. German Hunting Terrier

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    This breed has information on both veterinary care events (VC) and LIFE insurance data (mortality). Files Available for Download: GERMAN HUNTING TERRIER VC 2006-2011.pdf GERMAN HUNTING TERRIER LIFE 2006-2011.pdf Agria Dog Breed Statistics FAQs.pdf
  4. Dystocia (difficulties in giving birth) frequently requires veterinary intervention. Breed-specific characteristics can impact breeding and whelping ability; dystocia occurs more commonly in some breeds of dogs than others. Elective caesareans are not uncommon; neither are emergency caesareans, especially amongst large-headed/narrow-pelvic breeds and many toy breeds. A May 2017 paper, Canine dystocia in 50 UK first-opinion emergency-care veterinary practices: prevalence and risk factors (http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/181/4/88) published in the Veterinary Record provides evidence and insights. (See more information on this latest VetCompass research below as well as an overview of BVA, BSAVA, RCVS and The Kennel Club's initiatives to gather evidence-based information to be used in creating welfare-conscious breed health management strategies.)
  5. Article: Vet Times Coalition campaign to help promote welfare needs to pet owners Leading veterinary organisations have launched a joint campaign to help owners better understand the complexities of their pet’s five welfare needs. See more about the Coalition Campaign - actions plans have been developed based on Survey results found in the PDSA Paw reports - latest report 2017... Need help to Choose the Right Pet - Client Booklet for Vets Resource - See more on the campaign and PDSA below
  6. The questionnaire used is a safe, easy to deploy and time-efficient tool to reliably assess certain owner-directed aggressive tendencies of family dogs. Assessment of owner-directed aggressive behavioural tendencies of dogs in situations of possession and manipulation (PDF) Web page article at: http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/10/171040 Authors: Anna Bálint, Gabriella Rieger, Ádám Miklósi, Péter Pongrácz Published 18 October 2017.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171040
  7. Transport of pets for adoption... AVMA provides guidance - reasons, responsibilities and considerations to ensure welfare. Transporting adoptable pets from areas where shelters and rescue facilities are overcrowded to locations where new homes await can be rewarding and save lives. However, transporting these animals requires careful planning and execution. "...risks and benefits for all animals affected by a transport program must be carefully considered. Careful planning minimizes risks and well-planned transport programs can be very successful."
  8. In This Issue: News & Highlights NEW! DogWellNet.com Sitemap Helpful Hint Stay Informed!
  9. DWN Category Sitemap

    This page contains links to main categories / topics of interest that are available on DogWellNet. Please note: most categories are set up to allow access to 'guests' visiting the DWN website; however, some categories listed below have restricted access. Access status is noted. This page does not list links to individual articles contained in each category or sub-category. Please visit the category and sub-category links to see available articles.
  10. Animal Genetics Inc.

    Around the world many people regard their pets as family members, and we want to help provide the best possible care for them. Screening can help identify the cause of a current problem as well as reduce the risk of future conditions to increase the health of future generations. Animal Genetics offers customers throughout the world a large number of tests for canine hereditary diseases, traits including color and parentage verification. Animal Genetics is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  11. Here you will find a selected group of videos that address brachycephalic issues.
  12. Conclusions: Patellar luxation warrants inclusion as a welfare priority in dogs and control strategies that include this disorder should be considered as worthwhile breeding goals, especially in predisposed breeds.
  13. Addressing health issues in brachycephalic breeds remains an ongoing topic of interest across the veterinary, research and breed communities as well as impacts animal welfare laws and regulatory agencies in governments. Although there is growing awareness of the potential welfare issues involved, there is clearly still a requirement for education of veterinary professionals, dog breeders and the wider public. This article provides information on a few developments in 2017.
  14. The Genetics Behind OSD

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    Oculoskeletal dysplasia • Canine genetics research at the Animal Health Trust • Basic genetics • Finding disease mutations • Genetics of OSD – Part 1 – Identifying the causal mutation • Genetics of OSD – Part 2 – Implications for the breed • Summary and Breeding Advice • Acknowledgements • OSD3 DNA Test Breeds information/impacts... - the drd1 mutation in the gene COL9A3 in the Labrador retriever - the drd2 mutation in the gene COL9A2 in the Samoyed - autosomal recessive mode of inheritance of the complete phenotype • Clinical findings in the Labrador retriever & in the Samoyed (Carrig et al. 1988 & Goldstein et al. 2010) - disproportionate dwarfism - corneal opacities, cataracts, persistent hyaloid artery remnants, vitreal dysplasia, alterations in optic nerve head colour + size, retinal dysplasia retinal detachment • Recently observed in 7 Northern Inuit Dogs (NID)
  15. The Genetics of Eye Disorders in the Dog

    Thank you for this summary, it is really useful to have this diagram. I will right now go and check that all these mutations are well registered in the database of the SCC.
  16. DogWellNet.com Digest: Issue #11 - 26 September 2017

    The Jack Russell Terrier Club of America (JRTCA) has recently formed a 501c3, The Jack Russell Terrier Museum and Crawford Library. The museum and library were formed to help us fulfill our mission to 'preserve and protect' the true Jack Russell Terrier and our unique registry. The JRTCA only registers one dog at a time rather than whole litters. Our terriers must be at least 1 year of age before being eligible for our registry plus each terrier must pass a veterinary certified examination and not show any evidence of a congenital defect plus have a 5 generation pedigree on both sire and dam. Each breeder is required to sign a breeders code of ethics. For more information on the museum and library, named after our founder, Ailsa Crawford, please visit our website www.jackrussellterriermuseum.com Charles Hickey, DVM
  17. LABOKLIN

    Our laboratory provides a complete testing service for veterinary surgeons to meet the diagnostic needs of your practice. LABOKLIN is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  18. AKC National Parent Club Conference

    And it is so important to have young, vets of the future involved with us! Thanks, Kelly.
  19. In This Issue: News & Highlights UK Owner Survey - The Kennel Club registered dogs: Newly published research Stay Informed!
  20. Japanese Chin

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    This breed has information on veterinary care events (VC) insurance data. Files Available for Download: Japanese Chin 2006-2011.pdf The VC file has rates of most common and highest risk conditions requiring veterinary care. Agria Dog Breed Statistics FAQs.pdf This file addresses frequently asked questions regarding Agria Dog Breed Statistics. Click on the red DOWNLOAD button above to access the files.
  21. Hovawart

    Thanks for sharing Barbara... do you happen to know if there is an English version of this presentation?
  22. The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) at the University of California, Davis provides dog DNA testing services, including forensic genetic analyses, to a world-wide clientele. Validation and standardization of genetic tests across laboratories are areas in which the VGL has been engaged in for many years, primarily via workshops supported by the International Society for Animal Genetics. The VGL is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.
  23. "Brachycephalic syndrome (BS) describes the result of hereditary abnormalities occurring in dogs and cats from selective breeding for shorter heads and dorsorotation of the face. Although respiratory problems are the best recognised of the problems associated with BS, the problem is not limited to the respiratory tract, writes Kathryn M Pratschke, North East Veterinary Referrals, Northumberland Business Park West, UK"
  24. B. M. Wiles 1* , A. M. Llewellyn-Zaidi 2 , K.M. Evans 1,3 ,D.G.O ’ Neill 4 and T. W. Lewis 1,3 Abstract Background Pedigree or purebred dogs are often stated to have high prevalence of disorders which are commonly assumed to be a consequence of inbreeding and selection for exaggerated features. However, few studies empirically report and rank the prevalence of disorders across breeds although such data are of critical importance in the prioritisation of multiple health concerns, and to provide a baseline against which to explore changes over time. This paper reports an owner survey that gathered disorder information on Kennel Club registered pedigree dogs, regardless of whether these disorders received veterinary care. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of disorders among pedigree dogs overall and, where possible, determine any variation among breeds.
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