Category Archives: IVDD

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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IVDD: an interview with Professor Anu Lappalainen

I am grateful to Valentina Barcella for permission to share this article which was published in the Amici Dachshund Club magazine (April 2019). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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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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UK Dachshund IVDD Screening Programme – 2017 seminar presentation video

My presentation on the UK IVDD Screening Programme is available on YouTube (48 minutes). . . . . . . . . . . . .

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