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Health Concerns of the MBTCA

FIRST AID KITS

Support the MBTCA Health Fund by ordering one of these high-quality First Aid Kits with the new MBTCA Health logo on the front.  Fully stocked with first aid necessities- see the First Aid Kit page for photo and list of contents as well as ordering information.  Limited supply available, so get your orders in quickly!

NEW DNA RESEARCH

Your participation in the newly formed MBT DNA bank is requested to aid in solving genetic issues in the Miniature Bull Terrier.  The DNA bank is responsible for storing the DNA and issuing it to MBTCA approved research studies.  You may read more Dr. Gary Johnson's project and download the forms and instructions here:

Documents

DNA Survey

LETTER FROM THE HEALTH COMMITTEE

Please read this letter from the health committee with important news and updates.  The health committee may now be emailed at mbtcahealth@yahoo.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding mini health.

PRIMARY LENS LUXATION

Link to Primary lens luxation in dogs: A laymanís guide & a warning to owners of Minature Bull Terriers in particular

ADVICE FOR PUPPY BUYERS

"A Puppy Buyer's Guide to the Internet: Online Resources to Find and Raise a Healthy Purebred Dog"  Article by Stuart F. Eckmann for the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

FOR THE HEALTH OF YOUR MINI...

Articles on various aspects of Miniature Bull Terrier health.  Excerpts from A LITTLE BULL ©, the Official Publication of the Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America. For the Health

SURVEYS

An updated Health Survey was conducted by the Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America from 2002-2004.  Here are the results: Survey

During the summer of 1998, the Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America conducted a health survey. It was a modified version of the AKC Model Health Survey for Parent Clubs. Here are the results in .pdf format. MBTSurv.pdf

SPINNING STUDY

Dr. Alice Moon-Fanelli of Tuft's University is conducting a study of spinning (compulsive tail chasing) in Bull Terriers and Miniature Bull Terriers.  Participation is needed from both affected and non-affected (control group) Miniature Bull Terriers.  For more information, see Spinning Study.

DNA RESEARCH - FINAL PROGRESS REPORT (Previous Study)

Final progress report from the AKC Canine Health Foundation on Dr. Gary Johnson's  DNA research project. Primary Lens Luxation STUDY

BE A GUARDIAN ANGEL

The Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America is offering GUARDIAN ANGEL pins as a reward for donations to health funds. ANGEL