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Ear Cleaning

Ear cleaning is more than likely going to be required with a Clumber, here is a veterinary orientated training video, however, …

DON’T place your towels, cotton swabs or q-tips on the floor … who knows what bugs these will pick up off such a surface and you could transfer to your dog’s ear.

The video shows two people doing the job, you can adapt, I particularly like the demonstration of how to best ‘open’ the whole canal for best cleaning.

 

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update: Let’s help the Clumber breed survive … let’s do it!



27 April 2017 update: well lack of action and support, the original volunteers soon got committed to other things in their lives, and I never had time, has seen this go into abeyance.
 
May be breeders and owners aren’t ready for this type of analysis and discovery of the state of health in the breed. Anyway the structure is there, it may inspire another generation.


 

So, information is being collated elsewhere which only proves WE need to take the opportunity nice and early to establish benchmarks for genetic diversity within the Clumber breed BEFORE we inadvertently lose MORE genetic diversity.

http://www.instituteofcaninebiology.org/mdd—lowest-genetic-diversity.html

Now you have read this link and accepted the Clumber is in a genetic heap on the ground, potentially, I refer to to our immediate option, and point out I am not going to be available to implement this but an happy to stay as a supporter. I raised this topic in November 2015, and we’ve achieved SO little that obviously I am not the one to encourage breeders across the world to co-ordinate themselves, we need someone, or some group, to get this running … time waits for no one!

https://janirvingclumbers.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/lets-help-the-clumber-breed-survive-lets-do-it/

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism has been reported in Clumber Spaniels in several countries but generally is not a big issue within the breed, besides, in most cases the owner can still have a beautifully fit and healthy dog if they follow their veterinarians advice and use the appropriate prescribed drugs.

This new report may lead to genetic screening which could help populations with a genetic hypothyroidism remove that issue from future generations.

A Multi-Breed Genome-Wide Association Analysis for Canine Hypothyroidism Identifies a Shared Major Risk Locus on CFA12 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0134720

 

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