- Bloat Info Webpage 1
- Running with your Weimaraner
- Vaccination Protocol
- HypertrophicOsteodystrophy (HOD)
- Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat)
- Shaky Puppy Syndrome (Tremor Syndrome) Research
- Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD)
- Spinal Dysraphism (Hopper’s Disease)
Health Matters” Columns originally appearing The Weimaraner Magazine.
Weimaraner Club of America Health Information
We’d like to introduce the membership to the newly formed WCA Health Committee. We are extremely fortunate to have enlisted a group of diverse, well qualified members; including veterinarians, researchers and breeders who have generously offered to share their experience and expertise in order to make a valuable contribution to the club.
The purpose of the WCA Health Committee is to communicate with veterinarians and researchers with regard to breed specific health/genetic issues and research and convey information we acquire to the membership.
Committee Responsibilities include the following:
a. Develop a health database for members to exchange health information in an open forum.
b. Develop subcommittee(s) to address a specific health condition if warranted.
c. Develop recommendations for the Canine Health Information Center (“CHIC”) as part of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals database.
a. Educate the membership through timely online material, including links to scientific studies and articles.
b. Educate the membership about the need for targeted health funding.
c. Provide educational materials for breeders to include with their puppy packets.
d. Educate the public and Veterinarians about breed-specific conditions and new and on-going research for the same.
3. Member Participation:
a. Encourage breeders and owners to participate in donating samples by organizing collections at regional and national specialties and in open discussions of health issues.
4. Communication and Funding:
a. Communicate with the Health Committees of fellow national breed clubs to coordinate collaborative funding contributions.
b. Communicate with the Weimaraner Foundation Fund to identify priorities in health research and target donations.
c. Communicate Weimaraner health issues to the American Kennel Club’s Canine Health Foundation (“CHF”) through selection of a CHF Liaison.
d. Review pending or ongoing research and advise the Board on targeted funding.
5. Report to the Board at least twice a year.
- Board Reports: Submit report to the Secretary of the Board of Directors six weeks prior to each Board meeting.
We are in the process of developing our plans for the coming year and welcome your input. Please contact our Chairperson, Amy Anderson or send an email to email@example.com with any suggestions, requests or comments.
WCA Health Committee
Amy Anderson – Chair; Betta Brehaus, DVM PhD; Karen Carver, PhD; Judy Colan; Sheila Cook, MSc; Susan Lauten, PhD; Grace Ann Mengel, VMD; Lou Novosad, DVM; and Bill Schiemann, PhD
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