HEALTH REPORT FROM THE MEETING OF THE

WSS JOINT HEALTH GROUP

HELD ON 28th OCTOBER 2018

 

 

The JHG is delighted to report that it was successful in the application for a grant from the funds held by the now defunct CDB.  We were granted £1000 to help our future work.

 

GLAUCOMA

An eye testing session took place at the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club’s show on the

 1st of September where 15 dogs were tested by James Oliver with the following results:

            

                 8 dogs  graded  0

                 4 dogs graded   1

                 0 dogs graded   2

                 3 dogs graded   3

 

Thanks go to Julie Revill who organised the testing session and to Judy Yacoub who gave up her day to run the session.

 

Hopefully there will be another eye testing session at next year’s WSSC show with agreement from the club.

 

FITTING

No new cases have been reported.  It is important to ensure that all cases are reported to enable the research to continue.  If you know of a dog that is fitting which has not been reported can you please ask the owner to contact the Secretary or pass the details to the Secretary so that she can contact the owner.  The more information the AHT has the nearer we progress towards a test for this condition.

 

CANCER SURVEY

We have no further updates on this survey at present we will keep you informed of any updates when we have them.

 

CANINE GENOME PROJECT

There will be further updates when any progress is made.  Attached is an information sheet which may be of interest to members.