Wheaten Health News 2006-2013

Wheaten HealthNews was published 2006-2013 by the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America as a standalone periodical focussed on wheaten health issues.  Beginning in 2014, it became a section of Benchmarks.

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Archived Issues

Update on DNA Marker Testing • Prevalence Of Variant Alleles Associated With PLN • Treatment of Urinary Incontinence • Oxidative Stress in Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia • Canine Osteosarcoma & IBD Advance Treatment Options • Clinical Trial for IBD Seeks Participants • Diagnosing Pancreatitis Before It’s Too Late • Acute Kidney Injury • Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis • 2012 Protocol for Minimal Use of Vaccines •

DNA Bank Report • Geriatric Dog Report • Informative Family Report • Open Registry Report • Comparative Cytogenics of Cancer • Bone Cancer • Canine Arthiritis • Salmonella • Cardiomyopathy • FDA Caution on Chicken Jerky • SCWTCA Conformation Assessment Program (CAP) • 9/11 Search & Rescue Dogs – 10 Years Later •

OR & DNA Bank at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine  •  Pet Testing Protocol In Tough Financial Times  •  1st Kidney Biopsy Donor  •  Degenerative Myelopathy Research  •  Unnamed Movement Disorder  •  Intestinal Permeability Trial Study  •  Veterinarian’s Oath Revised by AVMA to Emphasize Animal Welfare  •  Stem Cells Help Marine Dog Walk Again •

AKC CHF Parent Club Canine Health Conference 2009  •  Colony Dog Raffle  •  Pet Testing Protocol In Tough Financial Times  •  IBD Research  •  Good News & The Bad News About The Canine Phenome Project  •  Soy May Aid in Treating Canine Cancers  •  Dogs & Humans Work to Find Cure for Brain Cancer  •  Increased Restrictions on Flea & Tick Products  •  Allergy Research •

SCWTCA Endowment – Armetale Trivet  •  SCWT Lifetime Health Study  •  Shari Carusi’s Wheaten Pet Grooming DVD  •  Learning from the Colony Dogs  •  Littman Recommendations – Dog Flu Vaccine  •  Atopy Diagnosis & Treatment  •  Dog Judging & Xrays  •  First Anti-Cancer Drug Specific to Dogs •

SCWTCA Endowment – Armetale Trivet  •  DNA Research Project Comparison  •  Penn SCWT DNA Bank  •  Degenerative Myelopathy  •  Hemangiosarcoma  •  Mandatory Spay/Neuter?  •  Hereditary Eye Disease  •  SCWTCA Health Committee Reports  •  Ectopic Ureters  •  Taking The Bite Out Of Bad Breath  •  Ask The Researcher – What About PennHIP? •

Canine Phenome Project (CPP) – One Year Later  •  DNA Bank & Sibling Pairs Study  •  NIH SCWT Lifetime Study  •  Geriatric Dog Report  •  Meet Dr Littman’s Vet Student Assssistants  •  FDA’s New Public-Access Database of Animal Drug Approvals  •  FDA Cautions about Chicken Jerky Products  •  AKC/CHF Genome Barks Podcasts  •  Hermaphrodites  •  Changing Vaccine Protocols  •  Urinary Tract Infections  •  Winterize Your Senior Wheaten  •  The Aging Dog  •  Madison’s Bench •

Texas A&M PLE Study  •  Royal Veterinary College panCa Research  •  DNA BLood Drives  •  Minnesota Kidney CLinic  •  Sibling Pairs Study & CPP DNA Bank  •  NIH Proposal  •  Heat Exhaustion  •  Dogs Can Sunburn  •  Beth Babos Pendant Fundraiser  •  When To Spay Neuter  •  An Evolved Strain of ParvoVirus  •  Feeding a Dog with Kidney Disease  •  Shari Boyd Carusi’s Pet Grooming DVD •

Genes that Cause Disease  •  AKC Breeder’s Symposium  •  Genetic vs. Congenital Traits  •  CPP DNA Blood Drives  •  SCWT Canine Phenome Project FAQs  •  SCWTCA and the SCWTCA Endowment  •  The SCWT Heritage Society  •  Parent Club Health Conference  •  Liz Hansen  •  Death Risk & Veterinary Care In Sweden  •  Morris Animal Foundation Studies  •  Genetic Treatments for Cancer  •  Texas A&M PLE Study Update  •  Low-cost ACE Inhibitor Drugs Available  •  OFA VPI Requirement & Fee Increase for 2008 •

Breeders’ Challenge • In Dogs, A Shortcut To Mapping Disease Genes • DNA Bank • Denver’s DNA Clinic • Organizing DNA Collection Clinics • AKCCHF Parent Club Canine Health Conference • Canine Cancer Treatment • Genetic Testing & Counseling • Q&A with Dr Meryl Littman on Geriatric Dogs & Informative Families • Hypothyroidism & Canine Behavior • Behavioral Assessment • OFA VPI Requirement & Fee Increase •

AKC Veterinary Scholarship • Colony Dog Report • pANCA News from UK • Meryl Littman DVM in the UK • OFA Preliminary Policy • Dealing with Canine Aggression • Lyme Test Positive .. Now What? • Lyme Disease • DNA Collection Clinic at MCKC 2007 • MCKC 2007 Education: Genetics & Cancer in Canines • Canine Phenome Project: SCWT DNA Bank UPDATE • Continuing Education Corner •

Geriatric Dogs & Informative Families Yield New Information • The Colony Dogs • Texas A&M PLE Project • Canine Phenome Project: SCWT DNA Bank • DNA: Blood Sample Or Cheek Swab? • Watchdog Health Tracker 2.0 • The Open Registry • Postmortem Recommendations • 2006 OFA Statistics • Reducing The Impact Of Hip Dysplasia • Lyme Disease • New Questions About The Leptospira Vaccines •

UK Wheaten Health Initiative • What Have We Learned from the Colony Dogs? • Differentiating RD from PLN • Ask the Researchers • Test! Test! Test! • Pyometra in Bitches • Pyometra – One Breeder’s Story • Books on Genetics • DNA Research & Testing • Genes, Dogs & Cancer: Canine Cancer Conference • Research: Hemangiosarcoma & Transitional Cell Carcinoma In Wheatens • Texas A&M PLE/IBD Study Update • Revised Post-Mortem Protocols •

AKC/CHF Canine Health Conference • CHIC Membership • Canine Phenome Project • Future of the Open Registry • A Breeder’s Response • Introduction to Genetics • Renal Dysplasia • Wheatens Needed for PLE Pilot Study • Tips on Ticks • Screening & Monitoring Intestinal Disease • New Vaccination Protocols • Revised Post-Mortem Protocol •