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Ann Milligan

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    DogWellNet Website Contentent Manager
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    Breed-Specific Health Strategies

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  1. 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
  2. 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.)
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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."
  6. 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.
  7. Here you will find a selected group of videos that address brachycephalic issues.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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)
  11. 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.
  12. Hovawart

    Thanks for sharing Barbara... do you happen to know if there is an English version of this presentation?
  13. "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"