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A first for City of Birmingham Show


Our Dogs is delighted to announce an exclusive series of talks to take place at the forthcoming City of Birmingham show. The veterinary consultants of Rutland House Referral Hospital, St Helens, Merseyside have put together a series of “Ask the experts” sessions specially written for Birmingham City Dog Show in association with Our Dogs, and these will take place at Stoneleigh.

Each consultant will present a fully illustrated talk of about 35- 40 minutes length followed by questions. The talks are largely geared to the breeds on the day, and the experts have even suggested people bring their lunch into the lecture theatres, so as not to miss out on these highly informative talks.

There will be no charge for exhibitors to attend the talks and more details will follow in next weeks issue. For now, here is the proposed programme which brings an added dimension to the day:

Birmingham Dog Show Friday August 29th – 31st

Friday Hounds and Toys
Why do my hounds’ ears smell?
Sue Paterson MA Vet MB DVD Dip ECVD MRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

Why do Yorkshire Terriers ‘honk’ and British bulldogs ‘snore’?
Prue Neath BVetMed, Dipl.ACVS/ECVS, MRCVS
American/European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Saturday Working,
Pastoral, Terrier
Why is my working dog lame?
Andrea Pratesi DMV PhD MRCVS
Consultant Veterinary Orthopaedic surgeon

Why do giant breeds get heart problems?
Simon Swift MA VetMB Cert SAC MRCVS
Consultant Veterinary Cardiologist

Sunday Gundog, Utility
Why has my gundog got diarrhoea?
Dr Rebecca Littler MA, VetMB, PhD, DSAM, MRCVS
Veterinary Specialist in Internal Medicine

Why are my dogs eyes sore?
Sue Manning BVSc (Hons) DVOphthal. MRCVS
Veterinary Specialist in Ophthalmology