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Health Testing FAQ

Posted Apr 25, 2015.

Everything you ever wanted to know about IWF health testing at specialty shows!

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Palliative Treatment for Osteosarcoma

Posted Oct 01, 2014.

Ellen Kroll, August IWs, discusses a treatment protocol for the pain of osteosarcoma that has been used with success in several Irish Wolfhounds.

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Heart Disease in the Irish Wolfhound

Posted Mar 09, 2014.

Synopsis of Dr. William Tyrrell's 2013 presentation on heart disease in Irish Wolfhounds and heart studies being conducted under the aegis of the Irish Wolfhound Foundation.

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Basic Cardiology

Posted Mar 09, 2014.

A guide to understanding cardiology function and common terms and conditions in both hounds and humans.

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Cardiomyopathy in IWs

Posted Mar 09, 2014.

An explanation of dilatative type cardiomyopathy, the most common form of heart disease in Irish Wolfhounds.

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Rescue Grant Report Dec 2013

Posted Jan 27, 2014.

The IWF/IWCA Rescue Chair, Jean Minnier, reports on the continuing rescue grant program.

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Osteosarcoma Vaccine Research

Posted Oct 16, 2013.

If the immune system could be taught to recognize cancer cells (by vaccination) then it may be possible for it to destroy tumor cells that remain in the body after amputation and prevent tumor recurrence in dogs with osteosarcoma.

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Broad Institute Osteosarcoma Project Progress

Posted Jun 22, 2013.

Project update on the Broad Institute's "Identification of genetic risk factors of Osteosarcoma in Irish Wolfhounds" through March 2013.

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Thanks to Anne Janis

Posted Jun 22, 2013.

The Irish Wolfhound Foundation thanks Anne Janis for her many contributions to the health and welfare of the breed.

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Fosamax Revisited

Posted Dec 06, 2012.

A look at the use of Fosamax for osteosarcoma in Irish Wolfhounds using high doses of the drug.

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