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    I have just read on the UK CKCS CLUB WEB SITE, the mention which was given by Evelyn in her Post, what struck me what was written, was that the" Identifying the GENES for CM/SM is all down to Dr .C. Rusbridge and the Team of Genetic Researchers she is working with with in Canada"

    I feel that at last ,it is being realized by the CKCS CLUB how important Dr Rusbridge's Research is,and that the Finding of those Genes is the only answer to the CM/SM Problem in our Cavalier Breed.


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    It is really good to see Dr Rusbridge's all important contribution to the health of cavaliers being acknowledged by the Cavalier Club.

    Clare Rusbridge and Penny Knowler are two remarkable women who have been researching syringomyelia for thirteen years or more. They have spent so much of their own time, without payment or reward, and with very little thanks from the majority of cavalier breeders.

    If this breed does have a future it is because this amazing Mother & Daughter team, despite lies, insults, and deliberate sabotage of their efforts, have fought to give them one.

    People that love cavaliers have so much to thank them for.
    Margaret C

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    Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.
    Remembered with love......... Tommy Tuppence and Fonzi

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    They are an incredible and determined pair. In the UK it is very difficult to gain funds for the type of research they are doing and much of what has been accomplished has been done with personal contributions and fundraising from people who love cavaliers, with a great part of contributions raised by pet owners. A corp of breeders as well has aided these efforts over the years. And many breeders gave DNA and scan records.

    Unfortunately many breeders wouldn't also support the genome work with heart records despite many requests for cardiologist records on the dogs whose DNA went to the genome work -- and this means that tragically a huge opportunity was lost to determine the genetic portrait for MVD and work towards a genetic test. With the SM work reaching conclusion, how unfortunate for this breed and cavalier owners and breeders that the breed's major killer, MVD, was not part of this groundbreaking work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlin View Post
    They are an incredible and determined pair. In the UK it is very difficult to gain funds for the type of research they are doing and much of what has been accomplished has been done with personal contributions and fundraising from people who love cavaliers, with a great part of contributions raised by pet owners. A corp of breeders as well has aided these efforts over the years. And many breeders gave DNA and scan records.

    Unfortunately many breeders wouldn't also support the genome work with heart records despite many requests for cardiologist records on the dogs whose DNA went to the genome work -- and this means that tragically a huge opportunity was lost to determine the genetic portrait for MVD and work towards a genetic test. With the SM work reaching conclusion, how unfortunate for this breed and cavalier owners and breeders that the breed's major killer, MVD, was not part of this groundbreaking work.
    NEWLY ELECTED UK CKCS CLUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    I also put this Post on Dogz online Forums, an Australian Forum with the Link.

    It is causing a good bit of Interest.

    I don't think the Drum has been Banged enough for Dr C Rusbridge and Penny Knowler about what they have Achieved with the Cavaliers' SM Problem.

    When we think back , to how it all began, Dr C Rusbridge, had noticed a few Cavaliers with an Unexplained Problem, one I never forgot about ,was ROSIE ,who belonged to Mrs.J. Ireland .

    Mrs, Ireland wrote about ROSIE in a CKCS CLUB Magazine about 10-12 years ago.

    Poor wee Rosie had whimpered all through the Night , before she went on her Last Journey to the Vet's to be Put To Sleep

    The Cavalier Numbers began to increase with this same Problem,and Dr .Rusbridge realized that indeed the Cavaliers were suffering from a Serious Disease that needed to be Investigated.

    With all that is known about Science to-day, the only way to save our Cavalier Breed ,is to find the Genes involved with the SM/CM Problem, and as Karlin has said ,there now seems to Light at the End of The Tunnel about this.

    I really do think that us True Lovers of our Precious Cavaliers, can just let the Cavalier Breeders who can't see the the Wood for the Trees ,Rant and Rave about this Important Research, and we should realize that they should just be
    Ignored.

    The Research is now too Important for us to be Taking any Notice of Them.

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