Health Manual 2017-07-05T18:50:04+00:00

The Flat-Coated Retriever Health Manual

The Future Generation: Unraveling the Secrets of Genetic Health

To obtain a print copy of the health manual:
The Board had generously agreed to subsidize funds for the 1st copy of the Sharon Myers Manual for the general membership. The 1st copy of the Manual is $3.00. Please send $3.00 with a large, 8 X 11 self-addressed envelope. Subsequent copies are $6.00 PER COPY. The Manual will be sent in 'soft form' - it is recommended members purchase a binder with section dividers, as future Committee articles of interest included in the Newsletter can be added to the binder. The binder is not included in the purchase price of the Manual to reduce mailing costs. For a copy of the Sharon Myers Manual, please contact: Kim Holmes | 5737 Dennison Road | Toledo, OH 43615-1929 | 419.531.8006

Table of Contents
Preface
Disclaimer
Acknowledgements
Introduction

SECTION I: ARTICLES OF GENERAL INTEREST
Tribute to Sharon Myers
A Basic Understanding of the Gene
Genetics with an "m"
Prioritizing Genetic Defects
To Test or Not to Test
Why Have "Open" Registries?
The Dog with Cancer: What Can I Do?
Current Status of Research Projects
Genetics Terms Glossary
Diagnostic Tests

SECTION 2: SELECTED TOPICS ON CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
Adenocarcinoma
Behavioral Problems
Canine Hip Dysplasia
Ear Infections (Otitis)
Epilepsy
Fibrosarcoma
Gastric Dilation-Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat
Hemangiosarcoma
Hypothyrodism
Lymphoma
Malignant Histiocytosis
Mast Cell Tumors
Melanoma
Nonmalignant Tumors of the Skin and Soft Tissues
Osteochondrosis
Osteosarcoma
Patellar Luxation

Veterinary Resources
Internet Resources
Registries

Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America

The Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America is committed to protecting and advancing the interests of the breed through health, education, research, responsible breeding and rescue.

About the Flat-Coated Retriever

A determined hunting dog with a small head and mouth can retrieve a large bird, but will not be able to hold it as gently and securely and retrieve repetitively with as much stamina and longevity as the dog with the long head, long muzzle and large, strong jaws.