Breed Council 4th Health Day – SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER 2017

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

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THE GREAT DANE BREED COUNCIL

WILL BE HOLDING

THE 4th GREAT DANE HEALTH DAY

SUNDAY 29 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

CANINE REPRODUCTION
KEITH SHEA – Fit and Fertile Ltd.

HOW CAN WE REDUCE DRUG RESISTANT BACTERIA
VANESSA SCHMIDT BVSc, CertVD, DipECVD, MRCVS

DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY (Update)
PROFESSOR JOANNA DUKES-McEWAN BVMS, MVM, PhD, DVC,
DipECVIM-CA(Cardiology), 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
07932532220
Email: dinahtron@aol.com

OR

Olivia Bates – 01606 737444
Email: liv@danemoor.com

To download a copy of this notice please click here 4th Health Day 2017 Flyer

DCM Research – Update

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.

DCM Research

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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).

Great Dane Breed Council Meeting – Monday 26th September 2016

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.