Health

Health

The following Report has been received from the BVA to the Breed Health Co-ordinator (July 2017) It announces a new Pilot Scheme for an eye testing grading system and will be used at the next JHG Testing Session by James Oliver at the WSSC Championship Show on Saturday September 2nd…
JOINT HEALTH GROUP Epilepsy Valuable work on Primary Epilepsy is currently being undertaken by the Animal Health Trust, towards the possible development of a DNA test for this condition. Blood samples are being collected and stored for use in the future to try and identify a marker for the genes…
DISEASES AFFECTING THE WELSH SPRINGER SPANIEL FACT SHEET 1 – HIP DYSPLASIA   WHAT IS HIP DYSPLASIA? Hip Dysplasia (HD) is a malformation of the hip joint ('dys: meaning bad and 'plasia' form) The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, the ball being the femoral head, and the…
DISEASES AFFECTING THE WELSH SPRINGER SPANIEL FACT SHEET 2 – EPILEPSY   WHAT IS EPILEPSY? Epilepsy is not a single condition. It is a term used to describe recurrent fits, seizures or convulsions. WHAT SIGNS SHOULD I LOOK FOR? The symptoms vary with the severity of the seizures and range…
DISEASES AFFECTING THE WELSH SPRINGER SPANIEL FACT SHEET 3 – GLAUCOMA   WHAT IS GLAUCOMA? Glaucoma is an increase in fluid inside the eye, which leads to damage to delicate structures within the eye which may eventually lead to blindness, following swelling of the eye. In its acute form glaucoma…