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Foundation Heart Testing - IWCA 2018

Posted Aug 16, 2018.

Results of the IWF heart screening at the IWCA National in May, 2018.

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IWF Plans Closer Followup of Hounds with Atrial Fibrillation

Posted Aug 16, 2018.

The Irish Wolfhound Foundation is interested in collecting additional data on Irish Wolfhounds with atrial fibrillation (a.k.a., Afib).

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FCE in Wolfhounds - Updated May 2018

Posted May 17, 2018.

Updates article on FCE (fibrocartilaginous embolism) in Irish Wolfhounds. A printable version to take to your veterinarian is located here.

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Heart Testing at the 2017 National

Posted Jun 01, 2017.

An overview of IW cardiac study findings to-date, info on testing at the 2017 IWCA National Specialty and information on the Lifetime Cardiac Study II (LCSII).

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Weakness in the Rear Limbs

Posted Jun 01, 2017.

Weakness in the rear (difficulty rising, standing and/or walking) is the 3rd most frequent cause of death in Irish Wolfhounds. Since it does not have a single cause, it is important to identify and possibly treat the weakness to improve the quality of life for affected hounds, and possibly prolong their lives.

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Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)

Posted Jun 01, 2017.

There is a new strain of canine flu which is a concern to our penumonia-prone hounds.

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Heart Testing Recommendations for ALL Irish Wolfhounds

Posted Dec 31, 2016.

The results of the Echo/EKG study are in: ALL Irish Wolfhounds should have an annual EKG and auscultation by a cardiologist. An echo is indicated if problems are found on either of the other two screenings.

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SARDS and the Irish Wolfhound

Posted Dec 31, 2016.

Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS) is a disease in dogs that causes sudden blindness.

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2016 Heart Testing Results

Posted Dec 31, 2016.

Results from 2016 IWF heart testing clinics.

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Regional Groups Help with IWF Study

Posted Dec 31, 2016.

The IWF needs the help of regional clubs to test as many dogs as possible for our studies. We can provide assistance in setting up the testing and subsidizing the cost.

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