EMD Health Survey Questionnaire 2018
A message from Nicky Marshall, our Health Co-ordinator:
Dear Estrela lover,
I am writing to you to ask for your help in preserving the health of the Estrela Mountain Dog by participating in the 2018 breed health survey. Open to all Estrela Mountain Dogs in all countries.
This is run in conjunction with the Kennel Club as part of our Breed Health Plan.
Here is a quote from the Kennel Club, explaining why this is important:
“The challenge facing all Breed Health Coordinators and their Clubs/Councils is to bring about a continuous improvement in breed health. Health problems will vary from breed to breed and to make progress it is essential to define where your breed is now. Can you answer the following questions?
- What are the main health concerns in your breed?
- Can you rank them in order of incidence or priority?
- What proportion of the breed is affected by each problem?
- Are these problems getting better or worse since the KC/BSAVA survey of 2004?
If you do not have the answers to these questions, or can only make anecdotal responses, then the best way to move forward in your breed’s health improvement is to undertake a Breed Health Survey.”
The survey is completely anonymous. Individual responses will not be shared but the overall results will be available to all, online or in hard copy from the EMDC.
It only takes a couple of minutes to complete the survey, depending on the level of detail you choose to go into, so please do your bit to make a difference today and complete the survey!
I look forward to sharing, and hopefully celebrating, the results with you.
Nichola Marshall BSc(hons) PGCE
EMDC Breed Health Co-ordinator