Monday, 11 October 2010

Seminar for progressive breeders

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


Programme & Speakers:

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)


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