Health Forum Opportunity for Owners & Breeders of Irish Wolfhounds & Deerhounds

(Kennel Club Press Release) The Kennel Club is encouraging the owners and breeders of Irish Wolfhounds and Deerhounds to assist with research being carried out by the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.

The Kennel Club is supporting the university’s Owner and Breeder Open Forum Days for various breeds, organised by Mark Dunning, a Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

The successful first Owner and Breeder Open Forum Day was held towards the end of 2013 at the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and was focused on Rottweilers, and the date for Irish Wolfhounds and Deerhounds is 8th February 2014.

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Mark Dunning says: “The Owner and Breeder Open Forum Days work as an interactive forum, where owners and breeders of dogs, along with the clinicians and researchers at the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, can get together to discuss the health issues that appear most troublesome to those owning and caring for the dogs on a daily basis.

“This will hopefully lead to some exciting developments in the diagnosis, treatment and ultimately eradication of those conditions that are perceived as most important by the owners and breeders themselves.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, added: “The aim of these days, and the projects that may develop as a result, is to enhance the health of the breeds in question. All owners and breeders who take part will be playing a vital role in the future health of their breed and we would encourage them to support the University of Nottingham with this research.

“The Kennel Club is continuing to collaborate with dog owners and breeders across many breeds to help improve the health and welfare of dogs and these Owner and Breeder Open Forum Days are part of this important work.”

For more information and to attend the event on 8th February at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham, contact Mark Dunning at mark.dunning@nottingham.ac.uk or visit their website here.

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