Category Archives: Health & Welfare

“All about Dachshunds” – a Southern Dachshund Association seminar and workshop: 29/9/18

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Mandy Dance’s presentation on grooming a Wirehaired Dachshund

This is from the WHDC Seminar (4/11/17). Mandy Dance explains how to groom, trim and present a Wirehaired Dachshund’s coat.

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Understanding the genetics of IVDD – let’s not get too excited (just yet)!

University of California, Davis, researchers have revealed the discovery of a genetic mutation across breeds that is responsible for chondrodystrophy (the skeletal disorder leading to shorter legs and abnormal intervertebral discs) in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [UCD Press Release] The paper says there are two FGF4 retrogenes …

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A German perspective on Breed Health Strategies for Greyhounds

I am grateful to Barbara Thiel for sharing her latest article on the application of Breed Health Strategies in the Greyhound breed in Germany. Barbara was one of the delegates I met at the IPFD’s 3rd International Dog Health Workshop in April this year. She has taken many of the ideas we discussed in the Breed Specific …

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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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