Australian Great Dane Health & Lifestyle Survey 2015

We have received the following from Trish Neill of the Great Dane Lovers Association of Western Australia about a health and lifestyle survey she has carried out and published in July 2015.

“We conducted a broad spectrum health & lifestyle prevalence survey on 1,165 pure bred Great Danes in Australia. The population has already contributed to a number of clinical studies including one being carried out in the UK on Osteosarcoma. I am very excited that we now have the opportunity to contribute to some breed specific projects in Australia around key issues. As these commence we will be sharing more information. It is early days as we have only just met with the key scientist”.

It looks like a great deal of hard work has gone into producing it and our thanks must go to Trish for giving us access to her report which is available for download from

www.australiangreatdanehealthsurvey.com

Dates for your diaries – 1st Nov 2015 Great Dane Health Day 2015

 THE GREAT DANE BREED COUNCIL

WILL BE HOLDING
THE 3rd GREAT DANE HEALTH DAY
ON
SUNDAY, 1st NOVEMBER 2015

AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL SMALL ANIMAL TEACHING HOSPITAL
LEAHURST, CHESTER HIGH ROAD, NESTON, Nr CHESTER, CH64 7TE
10 am for 10.30 start

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY
HANNAH STEPHENSON, BVMS(Hons), CertSAM, MRCVS – DCM

INHERITED MYOPATHY (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CENTRAL CORE MYOPATHY)
DR GEMMA WALMSLEY, MA VetMB, DipECVN, PhD, MRCVS RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

OSTEOSARCOMA IN GREAT DANES
MR BILL OXLEY, MA VetMB, DSAS(O), MRCVS

TICKETS: £20 (must be prepaid)
To include Buffet Lunch, Info Pack 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

Subject: DNA Clinic at the EACA Championship Show

Dear Breed Health Co-ordinators

I am writing to inform you of a DNA Clinic, organised by the East Anglian Collie Association (EACA) in conjunction with the Pastoral Breeds Health Foundation. The clinic will be held at the EACA’s Championship Show on Sunday 2nd August at Littleport Leisure Centre, CB6 1PU, and is open to all breeds.

The DNA tests will be carried out by Animal Genetics, with some tests offered at a discounted price. Click here for further information.

Please feel free to disseminate this information amongst your breeds by any means you deem appropriate.

If you have any queries with regards to the clinic, please contact Pat Hutchinson (tel. 01954231115, email: kcollies@ntworld.com).

Kind regards

Bonnie-Marie Abhayaratne

Health and Breeder Research Assistant
The Kennel Club

Great Dane DCM & Sudden Death Questionnaire

We have been asked by Dr Jo Dukes-McEwan from Liverpool University Small Animal Hospital for Great Dane owners to take part in a Survey they wish to do on Sudden Death in Great Danes, if you would like to take part, the survey can be accessed from Great Dane Survey and can be completed on-line, it should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Dates for your diaries – Great Dane Health Day 2015

EARLY WARNING

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

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THE GREAT DANE BREED COUNCIL

WILL BE HOLDING

THE 3rd GREAT DANE HEALTH DAY

ON

SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER 2015

AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL SMALL ANIMAL TEACHING HOSPITAL

LEAHURST, CHESTER HIGH ROAD, NESTON, Nr CHESTER, CH64 7TE

10 am for 10.30 start

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY – HANNAH STEPHENSON, BVMS(Hons), CertSAM, MRCVS – DCM

INHERITED MYOPATHY (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CENTRAL CORE MYOPATHY) – SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED

THE MERLE GENE IN GREAT DANES – SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED

TICKETS: £20 (must be prepaid)

To include Buffet Lunch, Info Pack 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

07932 532220

Email: health.coordinator@danecouncil.org.uk

OR

Olivia Bates – 01606 737444

Email: secretary@danecouncil.org.uk

Download Flyer Here Health Day 2015

Breed Watch Education Day’s 2015

The following has been received from the Kennel Club if you wish to attend or have any questions please contact Charlotte as indicated below.

Dear Breed Health Co-ordinators,

Charlotte McNamara, the Canine Health Advisor in the Kennel Club’s Breed Shows team, has asked me to let you know about the Breed Watch Education Days for 2015, which are open to all. The education days will be held at the Kennel Club building in Coventry on the 15th of February and the 11th October.

For more information on the days, or to book tickets please click here. If you have any questions or queries then please email charlotte.mcnamara@thekennelclub.org.uk.

Kind regards,

Nick Sutton
Health Information Officer
The Kennel Club

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Vaccination Guidelines Update

The Pet Welfare Alliance have published on their website details of updated Vaccination Guidelines that veterinary groups around the world are adopting. With the kind permission of The Pet Welfare Alliance we are now able to publish their letter here and can be found by following this link

Further interesting reading is available at The Pet Welfare Alliance website by following this link