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(Updated 24/8/01)

2001 Breeders Symposium

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association, The Kennel Club and the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association are holding the second annual Breeders’ Symposium on Sunday 28th October 2001 at the University of Warwick, Coventry.

The Symposium is specifically designed for all dog lovers and dog breeders. We have chosen topics which raise the most queries and are of considerable interest to breeders.


10:00 - 10:20 Registration and Refreshments

10:20- 10:30 Chairman’s Introduction
Jeff Sampson, The Kennel Club’s Genetics Co-ordinator,
will open the day’s proceedings.

10:30 - 11:15 Fertility - Practical advice on breeding
Professor Gary England of the Royal Veterinary College,
whose expertise is well known in veterinary and breeder
circles, will consider topical issues relating to canine

11:15 - 12:00 The Importance of Nutrition - different types of diet.
Internationally renowned animal nutritionist, Dr John Lowe,
will consider the pros and cons of home prepared vs
commercially manufactured foods and dispel some of the
common myths and fallacies about diet.

12 00 - 12:45 Skin Allergies
Edinburgh Veterinary School dermatologist, Tim Nuttall, will
be looking at the common problem of skin allergies.

12:45 - 1:00 Questions and Answer Session

1:00 - 2:00 Buffet Lunch

2:00 - 2:50 Bone disorders in young dogs.
Practising veterinarian, Harry Scott, will consider the most
common bone disorders seen in practice and offer advice on
ways to treat and to avoid them.

2:50- 3:35 Cancer - lymphoma explained.
Cambridge Veterinary School resident and cancer specialist,
Anneliese Stell, will address what breeders need to know
about lymphoma.

3:35- 3:45 Chairman’s conclusions

3:45 Afternoon refreshments
Refreshments will be provided to close the day and speakers
will be available to answer any outstanding questions.
Tickets for the event will cost £30 which includes all refreshments and lunch, a certificate of attendance and a booklet of presentations. Pre-registration is necessary, tickets will not be on sale on the day. There are limited spaces available which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


To book your registration please contact
(by 19th October 2001)
Margaret Gordon, Breeders’ Symposium, Third Floor,
20 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9HP