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Health Webinars 2021

There will be two live webinars, with an opportunity for Q & As after each.

Immune mediated disease: How our immune system works and what happens when things go wrong? By Emma Rogers-Smith BSc(Hons) BA VetMB MRCVS ECVIM-CA Resident in Internal Medicine, Davies Veterinary Specialists…

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The Kennel Club/British Veterinary Association Canine Health Schemes update regarding the current national lockdown

The following update from the Kennel Club Health Team has been sent to Breed Health Coordinators today (08/01/2021) The Kennel Club and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) would like to provide an update to all breeders currently awaiting results from hip or elbow screening and to provide reassurance of the measures being taken to ensure those waiting for results receive them at the earliest possible opportunity.  Furthermore we wish to issue guidance relating to use of the Kennel Club/British Veterinary Association Canine Health Schemes (CHS) during the current national lockdown.  Customers waiting for results for dogs screened pre-January 2021 As…

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Kennel Club Press Release AHT

Kennel Club/AHT Press release about the future of the Genetics research data and biological material currently stored at the AHT https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/press-releases/2020/july/kennel-club-genetics-centre-data-and-biological-material-saved/…

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Update About AHT Closure

Further to the announcement that the Animal Health Trust will close on 31st July 2020 the following message has been sent to Breed Health Coordinators by Cathryn Mellersh today (13th July 2020): ‘’The future of canine genetics research and DNA testing service following closure of Animal Health Trust on July 31st, 2020 I would like to extend my sincere and heartfelt thanks to everybody who has contacted me and my colleagues to express their sadness at the imminent closure of the Animal Health Trust on July 31st. I have worked at the AHT for 19 years, as have many of…

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Health Seminar 12th July 2020

Regretfully, given the uncertainty regarding when gatherings will be able to resume, the Society Health Sub-Committee have made the decision to postpone the Health seminar which was arranged for 12th July this year. We plan to move the seminar to Sunday 11th July 2021 at the same venue. We apologise for any disappointment that this may cause and look forward to welcoming everyone in 2021….

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Report a Health Condition

Please use this form to report a health condition if you are a UK Flatcoated Retriever owner. By submitting this form, you agree to the Flatcoated Retriever Society saving the data you supply to inform breed health plans. All information provided will be treated in confidence by the Breed Health Co-ordinator. Data may be shared anonymously with researchers for the benefit of the breed. {rsform 3} back to health home page…

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Health Testing at FCRS Championship Show 2020

Jane Alexander BVet Med Cert BA, MRCVS will be offering patellar screening at the Society Championship show to be held at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ on April 5th 2020. Members: £12 for first dog, £10 for subsequent dogs in same ownership. Non-members £20 per dog. Dogs must be 12 months of age or over Please bring the dog’s KC owner registration document with you Payment by cash or cheque only. Appointments for the testing session should be made in advance by contacting Liz Branscombe Tel: 01525 405884 or email: [email protected]  …

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Health Seminar July 2020

A Health Seminar Day is to be hosted by the Flatcoated Retriever Society and sponsored by Davies Veterinary Specialists on 12th July 2020.  THe day is free to members and £20 non-members, a buffet lunch will be provided.   Click here for further details….

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Health News

Breed Health Coordinator Award 2019 Many congratulations to the Society’s Health Coordinator,Liz Branscombe, she has won the KC Breed Health Coordinator Award for 2019 at the International Canine Health Awards, supported by The Vernon and Shirley Hill Foundation administrated by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust. Liz is proud to have won the award which recognises both the hard work that went into setting up our breed health initiatives in the past and those that continue to support ongoing breed health projects within all of our four breed organisations.   Article In Field Magazine Following an article published in the Field…

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BHC Award

KC Health Links

Breed Health and Conservation Plan (BHCP) Project: Please click here for the KC Information about the project. To read the Flatcoated Retriever Breed Health and Conservation Plan Summary click here. To read the entire BHCP document click here.   Kennel Club Health Resources Kennel Club Academy free learning resources Link to the Kennel Club Dog Health Information Understanding Canine Genetics  What the KC does for Dog Health     KC Health Survey 2014  Breeding for Health Leaflet Health Test Result Finder Read the KC’s Dog Health Group annual report here:  KC Breed Population Analyses September 2015 Recognising the importance of managing…

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Health Seminars

A Health Seminar Day is to be hosted by the Flatcoated Retriever Society and sponsored by Davies Veterinary Specialists on 12th July 2020.  THe day is free to members and £20 non-members, a buffet lunch will be provided.  Booking information and the programme will be circulated as soon as speakers are confirmed. A Health Seminar day, hosted by the Flatcoated Retriever Society and sponsored by Davies Veterinary Specialists was held on 26th June 2016 The speakers have kindly allowed us to post pdf versions of their presentations these can be viewed by following the links below: ‘The Red Eye’  Georgie…

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DNA Research

 AHT Glaucoma Research Click here  for the 2018 project reportClick here for the 2017 project report Click here for the 2016 project reportClick here for the 2015 project report Click here for the link for the 2016 publication. Click here for the Goniodysgenesis Publication 2013 DNA Banking at AHT:  Click here  Sample submission form for canine genetic research Health Status update Form 2Hpdate Form 2H The Animal Health Trust (AHT)/Kennel Club (KC) Give a Dog a Genome ProjectThe AHT and the KC genetics centre have recently launched a research project called ‘Give a Dog a Genome’ (GDG) the aim is to sequence the entire…

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Health Testing Information

Please click on the links to read about specific health testing. Elbows: Elbow scheme information: BVA Elbow Scheme Eyes: Updated information on hereditary eye diseases in dogs.    BVA Eye Leaflet Eye scheme BVA Eye Scheme Primary Glaucoma and Goniodygenesis : BVA Primary Glaucoma Leaflet Gonioscopy Grading Scheme Updates (December 2017): Click here Gonioscopy breeding advice: Click here If you have any queries regarding these updates please contact Liz Branscombe, contact details on the Contacts page. Subsidised Eye Testing of Older Flatcoats The British Veterinary Association (BVA) advise that gonioscopy screening for Pectinate Ligament Abnormality (PLA) be carried out every three years….

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Cancer Research

The Flatcoated Retriever Tumour Survey, 25 years on An article by Dr Jane Dobson, Tess Hoather and Fernando Constantino-Casas from the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge summarising their breed specific work has been published in the Veterinary Times (volume 46 No 27 p14-18).  Please follow the links to view the article and the figures referenced within the text (in a separate document). Veterinary Times Article               Figures & Figure Legends     Cancer Research Reports Tumour Survey Report (2015)Jane Dobson’s Cancer Research Report 2016 Jane Dobson’s Cancer Research Report 2017Jane Dobson’s Cancer Research Report 2018 …

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Group Study

For the foreseeable future the group study will be a rolling study open to ALL Flatcoated Retrievers, regardless of their breeding and country of origin. The study aims to follow the life of a Flatcoat without anonymity from the age of 8 weeks. If you have a Flatcoat puppy aged 12 months or under and would be interested in taking part please contact Liz Branscombe (collator) email: [email protected] New participants will be emailed a questionnaire for completion after their dog’s first birthday. The annual questionnaire for adult dogs (aged two and older) will be circulated electronically in May and will…

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Health Committee

Chairman and Breed Health Co-Ordinator  Miss Liz Branscombe (Tel: 01525 405884) or email : [email protected] Mrs. J. Alexander BVet Med Cert BA, MRCVS (click here to email) – Veterinary Advisor Liz Branscombe RVN, Dip AVN (Surgical) – 01525 405884  Tamsin Swain RVN Cert SAN – 01707 894173   Victoria Goldberg (Stibbe-Willis) – 0116 240 2043Mrs Tracey Gale 07855 661835 The Society are extremely proud to announce that Liz Branscombe was named as The Kennel Clubs’ Breed Health Co-ordination of the year (2016).   Thank you everyone who voted, a fantastic achievement not just for Liz but the Society too.   Health StrategyPlease click herefor more information…

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