Breed – Specific Health Issues – whaddya think??

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  • #62975
    Justine&Rafe
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    Have just been scanning through the board at older posts, and wondered if there was a section devoted to this -and if not, what folks think about getting one set up???

    Each breed has specific “faults” and health issues that you tend only to discover on in depth research about the breed.  Particularly hard to find out is how to select a puppy bearing these health issues in mind… An easy one being hip dysplasia – and selecting parents with an average hip count the same as or lower than the breed average…

    Soooo what I thought is that the people on here who have such a wealth of information about their particular breeds could do a sort of health sheet for their breeds – Common health issues, how to avoid when purchasing, what to expect re parental health checks from the breeder etc., and should the worst happen, how best to treat.

    What do you all think??  :agree:

    Could it be a new section???  (ooooh, very exciting!!!  :surprise: ) 

    #111194
    *Nat*
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    Good idea – unless we just add more to the Dog Breeds section  :-\ See what the others think, I’m sure Colin can add another section if we all think it viable  🙂

    #111195
    *Nick*
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    That would make interesting reading, I’m all for it.

    #111196
    Justine&Rafe
    Member

    P’raps I’d better figure out how to do one of those poll/vote thingies this week then, see if folks want it.

    Ahh the technophobia!

    #111197
    Sweetypye
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    One of the things to remember whilst doing this is that health problems in breeds can differ from country to country IME……….

    #111198
    Justine&Rafe
    Member

    Really?

    See I never even knew that!

    So would be relevant for people to state countries then in those cases.

    There’s such a wealth of information in the various people on here, seems a shame not to exploit it!!

    #111199
    Sweetypye
    Member

    Yes because health problems that have been found extant in a breed in the US for example have not appeared in the breed in the UK.

    #111200
    raindog
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    [quote author=Sweetypye link=topic=13540.msg258803#msg258803 date=1233077317]
    Yes because health problems that have been found extant in a breed in the US for example have not appeared in the breed in the UK.
    [/quote]

    A good example of this is heartworm in Siberian Huskies – a big problem in the US, but unknown over here!

    Mick

    #111201
    Sweetypye
    Member

    That was not really what I was thinkiing of.

    There are lots of diseases prevalent in other parts of the world that UK dogs do not get exposed to unless they travel.

    No I was thinking more along the lines of breed specific issues which do not necessarily appear in one country but are more common in another.

    #111202
    Anonymous
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    Like eye problems in beardies the American say they have eye problems and in the UK we have never seen any beardies with problems, which is a mystery as all beardies started in the UK
    Roll on DNA markers
    Val

    #111203
    Sweetypye
    Member

    That is what I was thinking of; temperaments appear to differ too.

    #111204
    Justine&Rafe
    Member

    It’s all really interesting stuff, all the more reason to get as much breed specific info in one place as possible!

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