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New research on Cushing's Disease in Border Terriers

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We have an important update from the Border Terrier Breed Health Co-ordinator, Eddie Houston, for everyone who has, or has had, a dog that suffers from Cushing's Disease, as Nottingham University open a new research program for Border Terriers.

Prevalence & outcomes of Cushing's Disease in Border Terriers Study by Nottingham University

Researchers at the University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science are interested in investigating the characteristics of Cushing's Syndrome within the Border Terrier breed and would be interested in hearing from owners of dogs affected by the disease, and also in details of dogs which have previously died from it.

Click on the link below to be taken to the survey by Nottingham University to contribute to the study by Emma Campbell.  All data on both owners and dogs is anonymised to encourage participation by all owners and breeders with Borders affected by this disease for the benefit of overall breed health.

This is one of the conditions being monitored by the Breed Health Group and we would encourage as many owners as possible to respond. 

We would also be grateful if these owners could also fill in our own health survey form, as it helps the Border Terrier Health Group to monitor the health of the breed.   Please click on the link below to be taken to the online survey. 

Eddie Houston
Breed Health Co-ordinator

For MSWord or PDF versions of the Breed Health survey, or more information on Border Terrier Health, visit the Breed Health Group website.



 

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