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  1. The Cavalier Club Health Day. Part 3, Syringomyelia

    I started this blog once, tried to save it to draft and messed up. So here is the second attempt.

    One of the reasons for my difficulty was that although I found the next two talks interesting, and all three SM presentations fitted so well together, I took few notes at the start of the afternoon.

    Imaging versus the clinic

    Colin Driver is a Resident in Neurology at RVC.

    His presentation was about what was shown on imaging and how that related ...
  2. The Cavalier Club Health Day. Part 2, Inherited conditions and breeding strategies.

    Dr Tom Lewis, a Post Doctoral Quantitative Geneticist gave a presentation on inherited diseases and breeding strategies in Cavaliers.

    Concerns in our breed

    1. MVD
    2. CMSM
    3. Single gene disorders (Dry eye/curly coat, episodic falling )
    4. Future viability of the breed.

    Mate Select will use:

    i. EBVs of disease
    ii. DNA test results
    iii. Coefficients of Inbreeding / kinship

    Key benefits of EBVs ...
  3. The Cavalier Club Health Day. Part 1, Hearts

    First I would like to congratulate the Cavalier Club on organising a series of presentations by experts that were knowledgeable and able to explain their subjects in a clear and understandable manner.

    Like most attendees my note taking could not keep up with the flow of talk, and I cannot read half of the disjointed sentences I scribbled down, but until the Abstracts are available on the Cavalier Club website, this may be the best you will get.

    I will put my notes up ...

    Updated 25th November 2010 at 12:53 PM by Margaret C

  4. Rupert's Fund recipe book - ORDERS!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicki View Post
    The Rupert's Fund Recipe book is now available!! all proceeds to Rupert's Fund

    It contains 34 recipes, ideas for stuffing a Kong and suggestions for hiding medication, and is lavishly illustrated with photos and cartoons...

    The cost is 5 [although additional donations are gratefully received ] - and on receipt of payment, I will send you a
  5. Christmas Cards!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicki View Post
    We now have Christmas cards available featuring Tommy

    The cards have "Seasons Greeting" printed at the top in white - they are 3 for a pack of 5 including postage.

    Please pay by PayPal to

    alternatively by cheque or a bankers draft in pounds sterling payable to "Syringomyelia DNA Research" {please e-mail me for
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