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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Health Seminars 2021

The Society Health Committee had planned to hold a health seminar day in July 2020 which was then postponed until July 2021.

The committee have now agreed, with support from Davies Veterinary Specialists, to make this an online event which will remove any uncertainty regarding another last-minute postponement…

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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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Flatcoated Retriever Breed Health Survey 2020/21

Breed health surveys were previously carried out by the Society in 2006 and 2011, we are now sharing a further survey for completion in relation to Flatcoated Retrievers resident in the UK (closing date 31st January 2021). The data, once collated, will be compared to that gathered in the previous surveys. An overview of results will be reported in due course, individual responses will remain confidential. The survey can be carried out on-line which would be preferable but can be completed in paper format and returned by post if necessary. The online version of the survey can be found here:…

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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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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