Initiatives in Bloodhound Health
Joint Bloodhound Health Group Click for information on the Joint Group formed by the ABB and TBC. Breed Health Co-ordinator -  Keith Long During her years as The Bloodhound Club Hon Secretary and serving on the Joint Bloodhound Health Group, Evelyn Burnside compiled information on Bloodhound Heath, which she has made available, and maintains at her Bloodhound Information UK site :-)
Give a Dog a Genome
Before the commencement of The Bloodhound Club show at Baginton on 6th November 2016, members were given a presentation by Sally Ricketts, Postdoctoral Geneticist, in the Canine Genetics Research Group, at the Animal Health Trust, on their  Give a Dog a Genome project. It proved to be interesting, enlightening and promising. The broad objective is to identify genetic variants underlying inherited disorders in dogs to 1 Enable DNA tests that a) allow breeders to reduce disease prevalence i specific breeds, and b) aid differential diagnosis. 2 Improve the understanding of pathophysiology of disease that could lead to improved treatment/therapies in dogs and other species. This project will enable the AHT to identify disease mutations more quickly and cost effectively. A GENOME is where you read the entire genetic code of a dog (etc.) This is going on simultaneously in the field of human medicine. The DNA in a dog would stretch from John o Groats to Land's End. The more breeds that are represented, the more variation across the genome will be captured. 75 breeds have now signed up to Give A  Dog A Genome. and there are around 80 health concerns listed by 66 breeds. Their website at The Animal Health Trust devoted to  Give a Dog a Genome, is regularly updated and you can access it for further information. The Bloodhound Club has exclusively supported our breed in this very important ground- breaking project by investing the required £1000. . . . . Thank you, The Bloodhound Club Membership, for enabling the Club to support this initiative.