Category Archives: Genetics

Canine fertility, reproduction and IVDD Seminar – thanks to the Dachshund Club of Wales

The Dachshund Club of Wales hosted a health seminar in Chepstow, today. The speaker was Professor Alexandru Raul Pop from Romania. Alexandru is a vet, breeder and Basset exhibitor so he brought a brilliant combination of veterinary expertise as well as a down-to-earth breeder’s perspective. The morning presentation covered canine fertility and reproduction with lots …

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Herniated discs in the short-legged breeds

I am grateful to Helle Friis Proschowsky for permission to translate and publish this paper: “Herniated discs with the short-legged breeds”. Originally published in the Danish Kennel Club magazine, Hunden. Thanks also to Frøydis Hardeng for help with translation. Download (pdf) here: https://www.dachshund-ivdd.uk/what-is-ivdd/danish-ivdd-paper-2019/

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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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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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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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