Back to the Future
...returning to key strategies to help secure the future health of our dogs
Saturday, 13th November 2010
The Parkinson Building, Leeds University
10.00 Registration & light refreshments
10.30 Welcome & Introduction
10.35 – 11.30am Learning Lessons: Meg Webb (South of England Irish Setter Club)
Learning from others: The journey taken by Irish Setter breeders to establish a DNA test to help eradicate a specific genetic condition and secure the future of their breed.
How their experiences can help our own breeds.
11.30am – 12.30pm Estimated Breeding Value: Prof. Jeff Sampson
( Geneticist, The Kennel Club)
Using EBV’s to assist breeders in managing genetic diversity for long-term health
12.30 – 1.15pm Lunch ( healthy food at healthy prices)
1.30 – 2 30pm Research In Action: Dr Andrea Short (CIGMR, Manchester University)
Progress Report on Andrea’s research into Addison’s Disease in the Bearded Collie and how breed clubs can work together towards common goals and health outcomes for all our dogs.
2.30 – 3.30pm Interactive Health Forum:
Health experts and geneticists form a guest panel to lead a discussion on developing strategies to help secure the future health of all our pedigree dogs
Tickets £20 - All breeders welcome
available from the organisers: Angie Pedder or Colleen Stead
Kindly sponsored by The Northern Portuguese Podengo Association (proposed)