Glen of Imaal Terrier Health Monitoring


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HEALTH RECORDS

Lifetime Health Record (paper)  |  MyKC (online)

DNA ARCHIVE

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER DNA ARCHIVE AT THE ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST

LINKS

Glen Health Records  |  KC Links  |  Permanent Identification  |  VetCompass

HEALTH SCREENING

EYE TESTING  |  DNA TESTING FOR GPRA-CRD3

HEALTH REPORTS

ANNUAL HEALTH REPORTS  |  HEALTH SURVEY REPORTS


HEALTH MONITORING

PLEASE MAKE A COMMITMENT TO HELP OUR LOVELY BREED!

In line with the Kennel Club’s "primary commitment to the health and welfare of dogs"
we are undertaking to monitor Glen of Imaal Terrier health … and your help is needed to do this, please!

  • We would encourage all Glen owners, whether you have a puppy or an older Glen, one Glen or a gaggle of Glens, to start a Lifetime Health Record (LHR) for each Glen you own. The LHR can be downloaded and printed as an A5 booklet, but if you prefer online over paper records, you might like to register with MyKC.

  • Periodically, a Health Survey will be sent out to Glen owners, so that any emerging trends can be identified and more closely monitored, and an action plan put into place, if required. Future health surveys will be notified by email from the Kennel Club, via the EFG Blog and Glen Groups on Facebook.

  • Pedigree and health data is held confidentially for the International Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA Archive at the Animal Health Trust. We hope that all Glen owners will send swabs from their Glens to make an invaluable contribution to this important archive of Glen DNA and supporting data.

If you need help or advice with the Lifetime Health Record or a Health Survey
or you simply want someone to talk to about your Glen
please do not hesitate to contact the EFG Health Coordinator

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HEALTH STATEMENT

HEALTH OBJECTIVES


    We are committed to ensuring the future health of the Glen of Imaal Terrier by means of:

  1. Education

  2. Information sharing

  3. Monitoring of overall breed health

  4. Identifying potential breed health issues

  5. Establishing condition specific monitoring, research initiatives & health plans, as required

  6. Fundraising


    We are working towards achieving the following objectives:

  1. To encourage the breeding of puppies that are not at risk of developing Glen PRA, and to eventually eradicate the gene mutation from the Glen gene pool

  2. To encourage regular eye testing of breeding stock

  3. To encourage owners to provide samples for the Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA Archive at the Animal Health Trust

  4. To encourage owners to ask their veterinary practice to consider signing up to the VetCompass project, a UK wide long term study of small animal disease

  5. To encourage lifetime health record keeping

  6. To encourage participation in health surveys

  7. To produce breeding guidelines and general Glen health & condition specific information / guidelines

  8. To produce annual health reports

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Miss Caitlin Forbes
EFG Health Coordinator
Email: caitlin.forbes@btinternet.com


CONFIDENTIALITY

We operate an informed consent database. All information sent to the EFG Health Coordinator remains confidential unless the owner specifically authorizes release of the information into the public domain. In the interests of monitoring breed health, Glen owners are encouraged to provide as much information about health issues as possible. Information entered into the Glen Health Database may be used for research and statistical reporting purposes, but reports will not disclose the identity of individual dogs.

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