Do you have a Smooth or Mini Smooth Dachshund? then this weekend there is an opportunity to participate in a new research project to investigate the health of Dachshunds' backs.
The first screening opportunity will be at the Southern Dachshund Association's Championship Show on January 19th, in Slough (Montem Leisure Centre).
Thermographer and veterinary nurse Anna Schumann will be attending the SDA (Ch) Show to take thermal images of Dachshund backs for a long-term study. The aim of the study is to see if thermal imaging can used as a diagnostic predictor for future back problems in the breed. You can read more about this research here.
If time permits, we will also be able to take some images from the other four varieties of Dachshund.
There is NO CHARGE to participate in this research and it is completely non-invasive. All your dog needs to do is stand still for a picture to be taken using a Thermal Imaging camera.
Please download a Registration Form, fill it in and bring it with you to the Screening session.
Owners of dogs not entered at the show can also bring dogs for screening, but will also need to register as “Spectators' Dogs” at the show.
For more information, please e-mail Anna Schumann.