From Maria McGuinness Breed Health Co-Ordinator

I am delighted to say that the KC have agreed to our request for DNA testing for Inherited Myopathy in Great Danes this is a great move forward and something that is within our control and with careful breeding can be eradicated from our breed, so please support your breed and test, any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Regards Maria

To see full Kennel Club statement click here

The following has recently been received from the Kennel Club.

The Kennel Club’s Health Team would like to make you aware that following consultation with the Dog Health Group, the Kennel Club has confirmed that from 1st August 2018, any DNA health test result submitted for inclusion on its database must have at least two forms of identification on the result certificate.

It will be mandatory to include the dog’s microchip or tattoo number along with either the dog’s registered name or registered number. Any test results that do not carry these identifying features will not be accepted.

This brings the recording of DNA test results in line with those health tests carried out by the British Veterinary Association.

If you would be able to disseminate this information amongst breeders and owners in your breed it would be greatly appreciated.

Should you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact either Hannah James or another member of the Health Team.

Annual General Meeting – 26 March 2018

THE GREAT DANE BREED COUNCIL

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

WILL BE HELD AT THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS,
STAFFORD ST18 9AP (Jct 13 of M6)

ON MONDAY 26th MARCH 2018 AT 2.30 PM

Paid up members of the 8 participating breed clubs are
invited to attend

Enquiries to Mrs Olivia Bates, Secretary
01606 737444
email@: secretary@danecouncil.org.uk

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.