Author Archive: Ian J Seath

Reflections on the 3rd International Dog Health Workshop, Paris 2017

It would be very easy to view this event run by the International Partnership for Dogs as a talking shop for those of us actively involved in breed health improvement work. I’ve not attended the previous two events, so have nothing to compare it with but, overall, it was an impressive example of international and …

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IPFD Workshop 2017 – summary of actions from Day 2

Day 2 of the IPFD Workshop focused on action planning in each of the 6 workstreams. We reconvened mid-morning, after an early start, for a plenary session where each group presented their recommendations. This is a summary of the final reports. The Day 1 summary is here. Education and Communication This workstream took antibiotic resistance …

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Ian’s presentation at the IPFD Paris workshop: DBC Health Improvement Strategy 2017

Ian Seath’s presentation at the IPFD International Dog Health Workshop 2017 on the UK Dachshund Breed Council’s Health Improvement Strategy: . . . . . . .

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10 ways to screw up your breed health improvement strategy

It’s approaching midnight and I am reflecting on a great first day at the IPFD’s International Dog Health Workshop in Paris. A long time ago, I developed a Cause and Effect Diagram with one of my clients on how to “create” badly managed change. We did it as part of a senior management workshop while …

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IPFD 2017 workshop – summary of Day 1

Participating in the International Partnership for Dogs’ 2017 workshop in Paris has been a privilege and has inspired me with ideas to take back to friends and colleagues in the UK. After the morning’s short plenary presentations (watch mine here) we split into workshops to explore 6 key themes. This is a summary of the …

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