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Opal’s first CC – L&C Champ Show 2017

Thank you to Jason Hunt for thinking so highly of our Opal (Hella’s Ozlem at Sunsong) and awarding her the Bitch CC and Best of Breed at Lancs and Cheshire Champ Show 2017. Opal also has 4 Reserve CCs. Thank you to all the judges who have admired her since she came to the UK …

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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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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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Genetic Diseases: Not so simple after all? January 2017 “Best of Health” article

A recent paper, “The continuum of causality in human genetic disorders” by Nicholas Katsanis caught my eye because it describes some emerging thinking that has relevance in the world of canine genetics. Katsanis writes about recent advances in our understanding of the overlap between so-called simple and complex diseases. These two extremes are characterised as …

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