WHI Newsletters

News, Information and Reports

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Please note that no new Newsletters have been published after 2014.

2014

October Newsletter No. 25 click here

  • WSAVA Vaccine guidelines
  • WHI Seminar 2013
  • Thermal Imaging - a case study
  • Using a Database to record Pedigrees and track Health data
  • Leptospirosis - a case study
  • An irritating problem!
  • Neem Oil in Animal Care
  • Honey for Allergies
  • Seaweed alert
  • Genetic Diversity in Wheatens
  • Glacial Healing Clay
  • Urinary and Bladder Stones
  • Dr Tom Lewis - Selection and Breeding

2013

April Newsletter No. 24 click here

  • Wheaten Hereos
  • The Seminar - Genes and Thermals
  • Vaccination - Dogs and Puppies
  • The Popular Sire Effect
  • Vinyl Toy Warning
  • Breeding for Health
  • Elizabethan Collars
  • Animal health Trust Projects updates
  • Wheaten Genome and Life Study
  • pANCA - the end

2012

October Newsletter No. 23 click here

  • Genetic Testing for PLN Associated
  • Variant Genes
  • Garlic – The Facts
  • Vestibular Syndrome - Annie’s Story
  • pANCA Research Study
  • SCWT Club of GB Seminar
  • Celebrating Life - Megan
  • Cancer In Dogs
  • Celebrating life - Tara
  • Appendix on Health Tracker click here.
  • WHI 10th Anniversary 2013
  • Luxating Patella
  • Seasonal Canine Illness
  • Celebrating Life - Golden Oldies
  • Parvo Outbreak
  • To Neuter Or Not To Neuter
  • Degenerative Myelopathy

March Newsletter No. 22 click here

  • Viewpoint - 'Could I be poisoning my dog?'
  • Seminar 2012 - attendees account and presentations by Gwen Bailey and Dr Jeff Sampson.
  • Caring for the Aging Dog.
  • Out of Hours Veterinary
  • The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Lifetime Study – mapping the genome.
  • pANCA participants questionnaire reminder.
  • WHI 'Account-ability' Doing the sums - Seminar is a financial success.
  • 'Bakers' new TV advertising campaign.
  • An opportunity to aid WHI funds and acquire a new and unique 'Work of Art'.

2011

October Newsletter No. 21 click here

  • Viewpoint - comment by the editor
  • Vaccination - is it really necessary?
  • Animal Health Trust - proposed Cancer centre
  • Seminar 2012
  • The Stud Dog's Lament
  • Human medicines and Dogs
  • Kennel Club's 'Mate Select'
  • PDSA Rule change
  • Hypoallergenic dogs - fact or fantasy?
  • Canine Seasonal Illness - warning from AHT
  • Puppy Farming - CARIAD takes a stand
  • Upset tummies - how to settle
  • Pet Passport changes
  • Dogs Unleashed
  • Buying a puppy - Kennel Club advice
  • Dr Littman's report "an exciting year".
  • Fundraising - look out for our next auction

January Newsletter No. 20 click here

  • pANCA Seminar Report & Final project report.
  • K.C. Breeders Symposium.
  • Genetic diversity.
  • Geriatric Renal Failure & Food Allergies.
  • Understanding Kidney disease with Charts.
  • Appendix on Health Tracker click here.

2010

August Newsletter No. 19 click here

  • The pANCA Project. Conclusion of the Longitudinal study sampling sessions.
  • Summary of Data from February 2010 sampling sessions.
  • WHI Seminar September 25th 2010.
  • In search of genetic diversity – Breeders’ Tales.
  • Interview with Tracy Hammond and Steve Evans.
  • pANCA pictures.
  • The Role of A Therapy Dog in the USA.
  • Fund-raising Auction.

2009

September Newsletter No. 18 click here

  • The pANCA Project - next sampling sessions.
  • Hip Scoring - New Legislation.
  • Update on Colony Dogs.
  • Elderly dogs - Grooming, Bathing, Incontinence.
  • Care and Well Being of your Dog - report.

April Newsletter No. 17 click here

  • Dealing with Diarrhoea.
  • Poisons, Potpourri & Adders.
  • Paper shredders and dogs.
  • Seminar – ‘The Care and Well-Being of your Dog'
  • International Breeders Seminar – Stockholm 2008.
  • Message from America.

January Newsletter No. 16 click here

  • Acute Cystitis.
  • Can Dogs detect cancer?
  • Remedy for Smelly Dogs.
  • Find A Vet - new RVC scheme.

2008

May Special Report Click here

  • pANCA Evaluation report & brief history (special report).

January Newsletter No. 15 click here

  • The pANCA Project - report & test results explanation.
  • Treasurer’s Report.
  • pANCA Picture Gallery.
  • Dog Blood Donors, Canine Bowen technique, Sultanas!
  • News from the USA.
  • Tips & Hints - Collars beware!; Sultanas again; Emergency cards; Combustible crates; Lost dogs.

2007

March Newsletter No. 14 click here

  • pANCA Research Project.
  • Birthday Event - Healthy Dogs – Naturally.
  • Puppy Training by Shirley Barton.
  • News Reports & Information.
  • Health Services.
  • Safe and Sound Scheme; Cherry pips; Chrysanthemum soil;
  • Is Pet Food healthy?

2006

December Newsletter No. 13 click here

  • Update on Megan
  • The Importance & Variety of Play Part
  • News Reports & Information
  • Summary of KC Health Survey

July Newsletter No. 12 click here

  • Treasurer’s Report.
  • Request for Calendar.
  • Transcript – Vulnerable Breeds Forum.
  • Importance & Variety of Play in Dogs.
  • News Reports & Information - Tick bites could be fatal; blue/green algae;
  • Fear of thunderstorms; Leishmaniasis; Bee Stings

March Newsletter No. 11 click here

  • Understanding Protein-Wasting Diseases in Wheaten Terriers, Dr Shelly Vaden.

2005

December Newsletter No. 10 click here

  • Seminar Report "Towards a Brighter Future" Dr Catherine Mellersh Senior Canine Geneticist, Animal Health Trust &
  • Dr K Allenspach, Senior Lecturer, Royal Veterinary College.
  • Health Handbook produced.
  • Genetic Research Fund.
  • Animal Health Trust Services.
  • Montgomery Health Forum Tapes.

October Newsletter No. 9 click here

  • Protein Losing diseases & RD - Myths and Legends
  • Magnetic Collars and microchips; Pyometra; Silvered Cage Covers;
  • Evening Primrose Oil danger; Hips and Arthritis; Main cause of Aggression.

August Newsletter No. 8 click here

  • Protein-Losing Enteropathy in a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier in the United Kingdom”
  • Authors:S W. Melville-Walker; K C. Smith; C M. Elwood.
  • Post Mortem Protoco.l
  • Dog Theft in UK; Substances poisonous to dogs.
  • Update on Megan.
  • Vaccination web site; Holistic Pet Food.

May Newsletter No. 7 click here

  • Heska ERD Testing.
  • Assessing Pain in Dogs and Cats.
  • Longevity: Disinfectants; Elizabethan Collars; Ibuprofen; MRSA in pets;
  • Taking Pets abroad; Vaccinations

March Newsletter No. 6 click here

  • Risk, Raw Feeding and Pathogens: A Review - By Stacy Pober.
  • Pedigree ‘the written record of a dog’s ancestry’ by Don Wieden.
  • Wheaten Word.

2004

November Newsletter No. 5 click here

  • Noise Intolerance.
  • Questions & Answers - Dr Shelly Vaden.
  • Megan - My Angel Eyes.
  • Omerta - The Breeders Code of Silence.
  • Making breeding decisions with the Open Registry.

April Newsletter No. 4 click here

  • Diagnosing PLE & PLN - Prof Meryl P. Littman, University of Pennsylvania.

2003

December Newsletter No. 3 click here

  • Report of the Seminar by Janet Petros of the "Soft-Coated Wheaten Health Notebook and Beyond..."

September Newsletter No. 2 click here

  • Report from attendees at the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Health Conference in Keystone, Colorado.

April Newsletter No. 1 click here

  • Why W.H.I.?