Anyone not currently on the Breed Councils judging list but wishes to be included please complete the attached form and send to the Secretary.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
THE GREAT DANE BREED COUNCIL
WILL BE HOLDING
THE 4th GREAT DANE HEALTH DAY
SUNDAY, 29th OCTOBER 2017
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL SMALL ANIMAL
TEACHING HOSPITAL, LEAHURST, CHESTER HIGH ROAD, NESTON, Nr CHESTER, CH64 7TE
9.30 am for 10.00 am start
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
KEITH SHEA, Fit and Fertile Ltd.
HOW CAN WE REDUCE DRUG RESISTANT BACTERIA
VANESSA SCHMIDT BVSc, CertVD, DipECVD, MRCVS
DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY (Update)
HANNAH STEPHENSON, BVMS(Hons), CertSAM, MRCVS
TICKETS: £20 (must be prepaid)
To include Buffet Lunch and Certificate of attendance
Tickets will be on sale shortly and can be obtained
from the Great Dane Health Co-ordinator Maria McGuinness
Hesketh Farm House, Spurriers Lane, Melling, Liverpool L31 1BA
0151 520 1527
Olivia Bates – 01606 737444
To download a copy of this notice please click here 4th Health Day 2017 Flyer
THE GREAT DANE BREED COUNCIL
WILL BE HOLDING A
SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 2017
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
SMALL ANIMAL TEACHING HOSPITAL
CHESTER HIGH ROAD
Details of Subjects to be covered and speakers will be published shortly
Attached is a message and details from University of Liverpool DCM Project calling for volunteers 4 years or older to be scanned for DCM. If you wish for your Great Dane to take part in this project please be prepared to contribute £50.00 towards the costs and contact Joan Toohey on 0151 795 6129 (Mon – Fri 8am – 2pm) for further information or to book an appointment.
Great Dane genetic tests are available from Laboklin laboratories address 125 Northenden Road, Sale, Manchester M33 3HF Tel: 0161 282 3066, their website is at www.laboklin.co.uk or they can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are still needed for our research into dilated cardiomyopathy in Great Danes at The University of Liverpool.
We are screening from 4 years – so if you have a Dane 4 years or older WE NEED YOU!!
A contribution of £50 towards all tests is required by the owner on the first visit.
We are also sending out Holter monitors to be fitted to some dogs 1 year or older. This is an EGC monitor (not the same as a heart scan). This will provide us with much needed information about arrhythmias (palpitations) in Danes.
This Project has the support of your Breed Council and Breed Clubs.
For further information or to book an appointment contact:
Joan Toohey on 0151 795 6129 (08:00 to 14:00 Mon – Fri).
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) regularly publishes guidelines for the vaccination of Dogs and Cats. Their website can be found at http://www.wsava.org/guidelines/vaccination-guidelines and it also contains a wealth of information on kidney, liver and hereditary diseases.
The Great Dane Breed Council held its autumn meeting on Monday 26th September 2016 at the Holiday Inn Stafford and was attended by delegates from seven of the eight participating clubs. The meeting was chaired by Tony Pearce.
Breed Health Co-ordinator Maria McGuinness gave an update on the DCM Research Project and shared the excellent news that the re-application to the KC Charitable Trust for funding which had been made by Liverpool University in conjunction with the Breed Council, has been successful and the sum of £42,000 has been granted.
As already agreed another Breed Council Health Day will be held in the autumn 2017. Clubs and their members are asked that any subjects considered suitable for discussion should be brought to the attention of Maria McGuinness. Further details will be available in due course.
The BC Health Sub-Committee also gave details of the launch by the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust of the “Give a Dog a Genome” project.
Great Danes are included in the initial 50 breeds that signed up to the Give a Dog a Genome project.
Tony Schaanning-Ling gave the KCLC report of the last meeting held in May. He advised that he was to continue as Chairman of the KCLC for a further three years.
Other subjects covered were a proposed inclusion in Club Show Schedules and Catalogues of the KC Code of Conduct in relation to Social Media; Judging lists and Criteria and the feasibility of producing a video/film on our breed standard for the KC Academy as part of the education of up and coming judges.
The Great Dane Breed Council has recently received a certificate from the Animal Health Trust confirming our contribution to the Genome project and can be viewed here
The summary report on the Breed Council & Annual General Meeting held in Stafford on Thursday 21st March 2016 can be found here