An insight into brachycephalic dog health from The Kennel Club

The Kennel Club has hosted a unique webcast to discuss brachycephalic health and what can be done collaboratively to ensure a healthier future for dogs. Chaired by Kennel Club Chairman, Tony Allcock OBE, the webcast panel comprised Dr Jane Ladlow, European and Royal College Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and leading BOAS researcher; Bill Lambert, Head of Health and Welfare at the Kennel Club; and Charlotte McNamara, Health and Welfare Development Manager at the Kennel Club.

The panel discussed brachycephalic health, approaches across Europe, the need for a collaborative, evidence-based approach, including how the Respiratory Function Grading Scheme can help protect and improve the health of brachycephalic dogs now and in the future, and the importance of data collection and ongoing research into the complex Brachycephalic Obstructive Airways Syndrome (BOAS).

Further information about brachycephalic dog health, what the Kennel Club is doing and which tools and health screening is available to breeders can be found at: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/flatfaceddoghealth

To donate and support further research into brachycephalic dog health and BOAS, visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=BDH

Breed Health Improvement Strategies – a webinar for the Danish Kennel Club

Ian Seath hosted a webinar on Breed Health Improvement Strategies for the Danish Kennel Club on June 11th 2020. An important subject that is more current than ever, where some breeds are faced with a difficult time in relation to health and considerations for the future of the breed.

Course content:
Part 1:
– What is a Breed Health Strategy?
– Why every breed needs one
– A process for developing a Health Strategy
– The role of human behaviour change in breed health improvement
Part 2:
2 UK case studies:
– The Dachshund Breed Council’s improvement strategy and achievements
– Addressing Lafora Disease in Miniature Wirehaired Dachshunds

Feeding for optimal health – webinar by the Veterinary Expert

If you missed the webinar on Feeding for Optimal Health, you can watch the recording here.

The Veterinary Expert says: “With so many diets available today for our dogs and cats, how do we know we are feeding them for optimum health? Do we feed a commercial diet? If so, which one? Is it better to feed a homemade or raw diet and, if we do, are there are potential pitfalls? In this webinar, leading veterinary nutritionist Dr Marge Chandler answers all these questions and many more from a very practical yet scientific and evidence-based position. Listen to an expert with years of specialist clinical experience. An hour of your time very well spent!
Presenter: Dr Marge Chandler DVM, MS, MANZCVSc, DACVN, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS
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Feeding your dog for optimum health – Free Webinar 11th November 2013

The Veterinary Expert – Webinar Registration

Dr. Marge Chandler will be presenting a free webinar at 19:30 on 11th November in association with The Veterinary Expert.

You can register here.

Dr. Chandler has special interests in canine and feline clinical nutrition and small animal internal medicine.

Previous webinars from the Veterinary Expert have covered Intervertebral Disc Disease, Hip Dysplasia and Epilepsy.

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