Participants Needed for Study Investigating Reference Ranges for Blood Parameters in IWs

Dr. Dan Fletcher will be collecting blood samples for the research study Establishing Breed-Specific Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry Reference Ranges for Irish Wolfhounds at the IWCA National Specialty.

This research is supported by the IWF and the Greyhound Health Initiative. Important differences in these lab values have been identified in other sighthounds (Greyhounds and Scottish Deerhounds). By identifying blood parameters that are different between Irish Wolfhounds and other breeds veterinarians will be able to better interpret basic lab work in Irish Wolfhounds.

Any healthy hound over a year old can help.

Note that if you participated in the bleeding study at Delaware Valley in October of 2023 your hound is already in this study.

Only a single blood draw of 2 tubes is needed. Dr. Fletcher will be drawing blood in a location close to the show ring Monday and Tuesday until the close of judging.

Fifty more hounds are needed to complete this study.

If you are interested in participating in this study please complete this screening survey

You may email Dr. Fletcher if you have questions about the study at

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