Friday, 8 February 2013

Epilepsy research

As I have new visitors to my blog every day, I thought I should remind all those that are owned by a  Barbet to remember that if their dog has any  tests or  surgery at the vets, to request a blood sample to send to Helsinki Uni as they have a research project running solely dealing with Barbets and epilepsy.
We do not have any epilepsy cases in the UK, but  epilepsy has been found in the breed overseas.
 Betsy and Bepop have contributed blood and have had their details updated as it is vital to contact the research team once the dogs reach 5 years old so that they can note that the dogs are still healthy.If anyone wants more details, then please send me an email and I can put you in touch with the contact in Finland.