Welcome to the Scottish Deerhound Club of America’s web site on Deerhound health issues. We hope this will help Deerhound owners and breeders, as well as those considering adding a Deerhound to their home.Read more
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You can still sign up for the National Specialty blood draw and cardiac clinics.Read more
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UPDATE: We have made the minimum! Only eight dogs to go before the clinic is full!
We are still three dogs shy of the 10-dog minimum we need to hold a heart-screening clinic at the 2021 National Specialty in Richland. Board-certified veterinary cardiologist Dr. Bryan Eason of Evergreen Veterinary Cardiology is available to do cardiac ultrasounds on Friday, June 4, IF WE CAN GET A MINIMUM OF 10 DOGS.
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The 2021 National Specialty is offering a full complement of health testing and sample collection for all of our research.Read more
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We have worked with the Ostrander Lab at the National Institutes of Health on a few projects now, and they have been very helpful to us—they did whole genome sequencing for our osteosarcoma research, have supplied data from whole genome sequences to all of our researchers, and published some research on the Deerhound hairless mutation (an article about that will be published soon). We would like to help them out with this project. If you can provide a sample (or samples), we would greatly appreciate it!Read more
Research Sample Collection/Health Testing at the 2021 Specialty
As always, we plan on collecting samples for research and offering discounted health testing at the 2021 National Specialty in Richland, Washington. Here is what we have planned:Read more
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These videos of the 2019 National Specialty Health seminar, presented by veterinary geneticist Dr. Jerold Bell, is based on his analysis of a Scottish Deerhound computerized pedigree database, AKC registration statistics, and pedigree analysis of the most influential Scottish Deerhound dogs and bitches.Read more
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John Dillberger, DVM, Ph.D., & Miranda Levin, ONB
Reprinted from the January/February 2021 issue of The Claymore.
Like everything else this year, our research was impacted by COVID. Many projects were delayed, but we did manage to make some progress on a few fronts.Read more
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The SDCA has supported the Canine Health Foundation’s Bloat Initiative for years. On March 24, a webinar covered much of what they have learned. If you missed it, Health & Genetics Committee member Mary Ann Rose, MD, wrote a summary of it below. If you want to listen to it yourself, the webinars are archived here.Read more