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There are health issues in Deerhounds, no one I know has more Knowledge in sighthounds than Hilary Jupp

Please click this link and go to her amazing website which covers all matters with regard to Health, I also hope to post other items in the future here so please check back, if you are concerned or worried I am more than happy to help just pick up the phone I am here.01386 860994

Please scroll down for Information links for Liver shunt (PSS)

 

 www.irishwolfhounds.org/health.htm

An excellent website of a very responsible breeder/exhibitor of Irish Wolfhounds I am humbled by the pro active stance this breed is taking with regard to Health and welfare in their treasured breed

http://www.cornovi-iw.co.uk/index.htm

An article on the mis use of health tests worth a read with interesting points

http://www.cavalierhealth.co.uk/misuse.htm

 

A website that shows the current state of Hereditary Heart testing as this is the top of the list in the current mortality studies in Deerhounds its worth looking into Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Research Project

http://www.fdc.to/canine.htm

http://www.pet-screen.com/web/PETSCR/index.cfm

Irish Wolfhound Health group Bone cancer research currently being undertaken.( credit to this breed for being so pro-active)

http://www.iwhealthgroup.co.uk/home.html

  I have heard of a case of osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) in a Deerhound so please check the link below for more information

http://www.rckrotts.com/ocd.html

 Another excellent link below where they are working very hard to conduct research into bone cancer

http://vet.osu.edu/2096.htm

  Worth bookmarking this page to keep up to date with current health screening results and tests that may become available for bone cancer in the future.

http://www.eurolupa.org/public.html

LIVER SHUNT PSS Information

Increasing incidence of hereditary intrahepatic portosystemic shunts in Irish wolfhounds in The Netherlands (1984 to 1992

http://veterinaryrecord.bvapublications.com/cgi/content/abstract/136/1/13

Dr Karen Tobias expert in PSS liver shunt, please click the link for information and a great support site.

http://www.vet.utk.edu/clinical/sacs/calendar/

If you would like to participate in developing a screening test for PSS please check out this link

http://www.yorkierescue.com/livershunt/research3.html

  Another excellant link with regard to liver shunt if you want more information with regard to the veterinary view as to if it is Hereditary or not please read this

http://www.vet.utk.edu/clinical/sacs/shunt/faq.php

 PSS liver shunt excellent update from Veterinary School in the USA

 http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/PortosystemicShunts(PSS)/

 Mortality Statistic Deerhounds USA

http://www.deerhound.org/

 Mortality statistics Deerhounds UK Kennel Club

http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/570

 INHERITABILITY OF PSS/MVD LIVER SHUNT PER DR. TOBIAS (2/2/04)

http://www.vet.utk.edu/clinical/sacs/calendar/inheritability.shtml

 

Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy Research Project

www.fdc.to/professionals.htm