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Hebemor



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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:55 pm    Post subject: Health Survey Reply with quote

What do breed club members think of the Health Survey we are being asked to complete?
Do you think such a small sample with a limited number questions can be of any usefulness as to the current state of the breed?
My own view would be that it does not because a dog could be given a clean bill of health even though it could be suffering from other condition/s not asked for in the survey.
It has been pointed out that this survey is only a precursor to a full one, probably next year.
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Kay



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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest
In my opinion....
It is not going to answer any real questions.
I have answers I want to give, but, can't as they are not covered, so, no point in filling it in.
However I do have other problems:
1. Anonymous ?
If I enter D.O.B, Reg name of dog ?
I don't have a problem, as, I haven't bred any of the dogs that would be included, but, surely you would get better answers with a totally anonymous survey.

2. Neutered
No option to say why...Choice is one thing, but, there are other reasons and no option to state.

Although I did submit the last survey that was done, I will not be submitting this one until it is more comprehensive & gives breeder's, owners (including pet owners) a chance to participate anonymously.

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Jeangenie



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen it; where is the link? I've seen the article about it but not the survey itself.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah thought it was just me who had missed out. Where can we find it?
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I've found it, Maggi. Smile It's in the Members' Area.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kay wrote:
To be honest
In my opinion....
It is not going to answer any real questions.
I have answers I want to give, but, can't as they are not covered, so, no point in filling it in.
However I do have other problems:
1. Anonymous ?
If I enter D.O.B, Reg name of dog ?
I don't have a problem, as, I haven't bred any of the dogs that would be included, but, surely you would get better answers with a totally anonymous survey.

2. Neutered
No option to say why...Choice is one thing, but, there are other reasons and no option to state.

Although I did submit the last survey that was done, I will not be submitting this one until it is more comprehensive & gives breeder's, owners (including pet owners) a chance to participate anonymously.

Kay


Kay, you don't have to enter the name of your dog/s or your own name; it can be completely anonymous. It only asks for dog's year of birth; it'd be impossible to identify a dog from that!

I've chosen to give more information than asked for (age of neutering, for example) in case it helps the design of a more comprehensive survey.
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Tyrodal



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cause of death (other than old age) of your last Dalmatian, would have been a relevant question for a health survey. ...
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Hebemor



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does ask for cause of death in question one Julie.

No point in giving extra information jeangenie because not every one else will, so its irrelevant and won't be of any use.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hebemor wrote:
It does ask for cause of death in question one Julie.

No point in giving extra information jeangenie because not every one else will, so its irrelevant and won't be of any use.


It asks for cause of death in Question 1! Wink

In the introduction they say :By repeating thestudy periodically, and perhaps in a more detailed form, we can gain an understanding of how the incidence of major health issues might be changing - for better or worse.

By giving more information and showing what might be relevant the next survey might ask for more detailed and useful answers. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeangenie wrote:




In the introduction they say :By repeating thestudy periodically, and perhaps in a more detailed form, we can gain an understanding of how the incidence of major health issues might be changing - for better or worse.

By giving more information and showing what might be relevant the next survey might ask for more detailed and useful answers. Smile


Pointless repeating this study again as its not a full study.

"Perhaps in a more detailed form." The word perhaps is a worry it means maybe we will maybe we won't.


If the survey wants extra information it should ask for it, any extra given at this time is worthless as it will not represent the sample as a whole.

This survey is assuming what the major health issues are. The form could be filled in honestly and show a dog/s to be healthy, but could be suffering from something not on the list and therefor in reality be unhealthy.

We are told its a snapshot of breed health but its only a snapshot within the Breed club members. Or a snapshot within a snapshot.

The clubs could have done more to promote this survey, on their web site, to inform everyone before hand what they were collecting and why and how they are going to use the results and a time scale for an in-depth one to follow.

I don't actually think many breed club members will see this thread as not many use this forum.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever. Rolling Eyes I'm happy to share any health information if it might be of possible use in the future.

I think it's a very good start and I hope they make it more in-depth and available to a wider dally ownership next time. Smile
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Hebemor



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If survey had one more question such as:-

How many of the dogs listed in question one have what you consider to be a serious health problem/s not already mentioned in this survey.

This would then show how many dogs have a problem with what is in the survey and how many have other problems.
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Jeangenie



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd write that on the form before posting it off so perhaps it might be included next time. Smile
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Hebemor



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next survey is supposed to be a full one so that question should't be needed, but you never know there is always a dog with something different.

It's this survey that looks half baked.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully BAER and hip-scoring will be included in the next one as well.
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