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  4. CBD for dogs?

    I can give you my experience as an owner of an English Mastiff with severe hip dysplasia. At 10 years old, on tramadol and with no further treatment available due to intolerance of NSAIDS, we turned to CBD oil as a last ditch measure. I did not really expect it to do much. Well, within a week of starting it our old boy was able to get up without crying out anymore. He was also getting up spontaneously and wandering around looking for his toys to play with and soliciting affection. These are behaviors we hadn't seen in a long while. His attitude is brighter and happier. We truly believe it has bought him some quality time.
  5. IPFD CEO Dr. Brenda Bonnett is among the experts featured in a new Smithsonian Magazine article examining how traits that make brachycephalic dogs adorable also threaten their health and well-being.
  6. The Evolution of Petface

    The Evolution of Petface The same traits that make these dogs adorable threaten their health and well-being https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/evolution-petface-180967987/ By Kat Eschner smithsonian.com January 31, 2018 8:30AM
  7. Breeding by the Numbers

    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.” Source: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/211323a7#/211323a7/12
  8. Dr Dan O’Neill MVB BSc(hons) GPCert(SAP) GPCert(FelP) GPCert(Derm) GPCert(B&PS) MSc(VetEpi) PhD MRCVS VetCompass: Unweaving the rainbow of canine health (PPT) VetCompass: Unweaving the rainbow of canine health (PDF)
  9. Author: Dr Frédéric MAISON Membre du Comité de la SCC Président de la Commission d'élevage de la SCC
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    BREED SPECIFIC BREEDING STRATEGY FOR SWEDISH LAPPHUND Table of Contents History ............................................. 2 A SPECIAL BREED, A SPECIAL SITUATION ................ 4 INCREASED GENETIC VARIATION – TOP PRIORITY .......... 4 The Genetic Variation ............................... 6 Relationship Values ................................. 6 Age at Breeding Debut ............................... 6 Use of Males ........................................ 6 Use of Females ...................................... 7 More Registrations .................................. 7 Objectives – Genetic Variation ...................... 8 Potential Strategy for the Future ................... 8 MENTALITY ........................................... 8 Objectives - Mentality .............................. 9 HEALTH .............................................. 10 HIP DYSPLASIA ....................................... 11 Breeding Recommendation regarding HD ................ 12 Objectives - HD ..................................... 12 EYES ................................................ 13 Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA) .............. 13 Breeding Recommendation regarding prcd-PRA .......... 13 Objectives – prcd-PRA ............................... 14 OTHER ............................................... 14 Juvenile Neuronal Muscle Atrophy (JNM) .............. 14 Type II Glycogen Storage Disease (Pompe’s Disease) .. 14 EXTERIOR ............................................ 15 TO CONSIDER WHEN BREEDING SWEDISH LAPPHUND .......... 15 Priorities .......................................... 16
  11. The UK's people are passionate about dogs! Seeing to companion animal's best interests motivates people to expend extraordinary efforts. This article offers insights into the issues that are currently under consideration by UK based charities, foundations, associations, institutions, and cynological organizations focused on improving health and welfare in dogs.
  12. In This Issue: News & Highlights A Look Ahead: IPFD and DogWellNet.com in 2018 Helpful Hint Stay Informed!
  13. About Accreditation - Basics

    Understanding accreditation, especially on an international scale, can feel like a daunting process. This brief overview may help you identify what types of accreditation are important to you, when choosing your genetic test provider.
  14. In 2017 stakeholders involved with management of health in the Brachycephalic breeds were engaged in an ongoing dialog. Addressing the growing popularity of breeds like the Pug, French Bulldog and Bulldog in the UK is reflected in the Brachycephalic Working Group's (BWG) framework for a partnership approach to improving brachycephalic dog health and welfare. Quote from the BWG... "In recent years, the popularity of some brachycephalic breeds has risen hugely in the UK, to the point where the high demand for some brachycephalic breeds has imposed further welfare problems around poor quality breeding practices and both legal and illegal importation of puppies to supply a booming UK market for these dogs. Realisation by owners of the reality of owning one of these breeds, along with waning novelty value often means that these dogs are relinquished to recue centres which further fuels a growing welfare concern. This complex phenomenon involving inherent health issues of individual dogs, welfare issues around high-volume breeding and importation practices, and high levels of relinquishment have conspired to create a brachycephalic welfare issue that is now recognised as one of the most pressing welfare issues for dogs in the UK." UK-KC Registrations for 3 Top Twenty Breeds The Kennel Club registrations sources: Top 20 Breed Registrations - - 2013-2014 Top 20 Breed Registrations - - 2015-2016 Key issues on Brachycephalic health have been featured over the past several years in veterinary journals and in the mainstream Press, on Facebook pages, and in educational articles, presentations and materials on the UK Kennel Club's and UK Breed Club's websites. In March of 2017 The Kennel Club launched a Learning Resource for Health Concerns in Brachycephalic Breeds. In December of 2017 a Kennel Club Press Release addressed Brachycephalic welfare. Welfare crisis looms for flat faced dog breeds commonly used in advertising
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    Mellersh Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2014, 1:3 Source: https://cgejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2052-6687-1-3 Abstract "Inherited forms of eye disease are arguably the best described and best characterized of all inherited diseases in the dog, at both the clinical and molecular level and at the time of writing 29 different mutations have been documented in the scientific literature that are associated with an inherited ocular disorder in the dog. The dog has already played an important role in the identification of genes that are important for ocular development and function as well as emerging therapies for inherited blindness in humans. Similarities in disease phenotype and eye structure and function between dog and man, together with the increasingly sophisticated genetic tools that are available for the dog, mean that the dog is likely to play an ever increasing role in both our understanding of the normal functioning of the eye and in our ability to treat inherited eye disorders. This review summarises the mutations that have been associated with inherited eye disorders in the dog."
  16. Bulldog Coat Color

    Exploration of coat color in the English Bulldog. The discussion includes an exploration of coat colors that are deemed acceptable under the breed standards for this breed and other breeds. Many thanks to our content partner Hélène Denis -- Club du Bulldog Anglais for sharing this content with the DWN community. Please find below links to two versions of the article - the original French version and and English translation. The article is written by Professor Bernard Denis – a well-known specialist of colors in dogs - who offers his opinion on the matter of coat color and the exotic colors. This is the article will be published in the “CLUB DU BULLDOG France” magazine.
  17. ♦ Hold the Date ♦ Organized by the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) and the The Kennel Club, in cooperation with other partners. Dates: Thursday May 30th - Saturday, June 1st, 2019. Venue: https://www.phcompany.com/de-vere/beaumont-estate Location: ~ 6 miles from Heathrow Airport.
  18. Antegene

    ANTAGENE develops, produces and markets DNA tests for parentage certification and disease prevention in dogs and cats. The company is based near Lyon (France) and has a staff of 18 people. ANTAGENE offers more than 100 DNA tests in some 50 countries around the world. ANTAGENE solutions have been used by more than 80,000 breeders and veterinarians the world over.
  19. The increasing availability of genetic screening tests, DNA tests, and now multiplex test panels also requires an understanding of what the tests tell you. View this presentation and learn: - The practical applications for using the results of these tests to improve the health of dogs - The dangers for the inappropriate use of genetic tests to dog health - The roles of the breeder, dog owner and veterinarian in utilizing genetic tests
  20. Hey guys have you ever tried cannabis as an alternative medicine for your sick dogs? I've heard that CBD Hemp is now a thing for dogs with arthritis, compromised immune systems, stress responses, aggression and digestive issues.Well they said it was pretty safe because of the low THC, CBD hemp won’t make your pupper high.I was reading some info here about CBD here in http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/cbd-in-medical-marijuana/.I would very much appreciate any ideas and advice regarding on this issue on dogs using cannabis as an alternative herbal medicine. Thanks in advance to those who'll answer.
  21. This is not a comprehensive listing - it is a starting point for finding relevant resources on DogWellNet. Overview of Genetic Testing resources https://dogwellnet.com/content/hot-topics/genetic-testing-r509/
  22. Genetics Terms - Glossary

    Basic Genetics Terms Sources of terms/definitions: (Note: in some cases term definitions are quoted directly; in others the term definition language was adjusted, the word 'dog' substituted for people/human) National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)Glossary: https://www.genome.gov/glossary/index.cfm?showall=true; Genetics Home Reference: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer; Understanding Genetics: A District of Columbia Guide for Patients and Health Professionals. Appendix B Classic Mendelian Genetics (Patterns of Inheritance): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK132145/ OFA Glossary: https://www.ofa.org/about/educational-resources/glossary A Glossary of Genetic Terms - Dr. John Armstrong: http://www.dogenes.com/essays/glossary.html
  23. Genetic Testing -- General Information|Terms - You will see these terms/acronyms referenced in the lab's and or tests listings.
  24. Here you will find information on organizations throughout the world that are involved in matters of accreditation and establishing industry standards utilized by medical professionals and/or veterinary practitioners. Best standards and practices policies, procedures and considerations are developed to include those that affect human or veterinary testing laboratory operations.
  25. Happy Holidays from the International Partnership for Dogs and DogWellNet.com! In This Issue: Hold the Date: 4th International Dog Health Workshop News & Highlights Moving from information and collaboration to action: Report from the 3rd International Dog Health Workshop Stay Informed!
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