I attended the KC Breed Health Symposium on 5 October 2017 on behalf of the HWV. There were 200 registrants for the event. We had a number of brief but interesting lectures with health updates in, some of which I have summised below. Epilepsy Lecture by Professor Holger Volk (BVA) A most engaging, knowledgable
Update from the Kennel Club: “As you already know, we selected a Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla with Idiopathic Epilepsy to be whole genome sequenced as part of Give a Dog a Genome (GDG). The sequencing has now been completed by the external laboratory and the data has been made available for us to download. What happens
The committee of the Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla Association currently have the following vacancies: Working / Field Trial Secretary. Working Sub-committee members (4). We are currently seeking members who have knowledge and practical experience of the working side of gundog ownership to join the committee and help us to continue to provide tests, trials and
NEW DNA TESTING SCHEME FOR HUNGARIAN WIREHAIRED VIZSLAS The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for hyperuricosuria (HUU) in Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas, following consultation with the breed health coordinator on behalf of the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association. To find out which laboratories the Kennel Club is able to record results from,
The HWVA Show Committee is grateful to the Association’s President Mr George Stevenson for donating prizes to winners at this years Championship Show to be held on 15 April. Show Secretary Mrs Christine Schofield said, ” This is such a generous gesture, nobody enters the Show for prize money but this year the BIS will receive £50,
The AHT have recommended that an HWV with idiopathic epilepsy has their genome sequenced for the “Give a dog a genome” project. We now need to identify suitable dogs to submit to the AHT for them to select the ideal dog to sequence. We need details of as many HWV diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy as
Further to our announcement at the recent AGM, the HWVA is delighted to announce that we are supporting the AHT/ Kennel Club initiative “Give a dog a genome”. You are encouraged to read the information on the project here: www.aht.org.uk/gdg. The basic principal is that each of the participating breeds will have the genome sequenced of
We are pleased to announce the dog below has now found a lovely new home. However, we are always looking for suitable homes for older dogs and dogs with slight “issues” similar to this. The HWVA are looking for a special home for a special boy. He is six years old, great with children etc.
HWVA members should have received their Hot Wires and voting slips for the 2019 Championship Show. Unfortunately, Chris Guest is no longer eligible and therefore the vote will be between Diane Parry and Barbara Stamp. Any votes for Chris will be null and void. Please forward this information to anyone you know wishes to cast a vote.
The HWVA have published their initial analysis of the HWVA Health Survey 2015. This can be viewed on the health page or below: HWVAs analysis of the 2015 Health Survey