Will be interesting to see the Kennel Clubs response to Simon Swift's statement that mandatory protocols work and voluntary ones have not. Simon Swift, board certified cardiologist (currently at the University of Florida vet school) and has been responsible for the UK Cavalier breeding scheme for the last twenty years, is at this time in the process of completing his paper on his findings and publishing it.
You can find about what Simon Swift has already stated about his finding on the CavalierHEALTH.org website page http://www.cavalierhealth.org/mvdprotocol.htm#Simon_Swift
You will read that the Danish mandatory scheme had a clear effect on onset of MVD , reducing the age incidence of murmurs by 71%. All the voluntary schemes have shown no effect in reducing onset in Cavaliers and in the UK there seems in bitches to of been an increase rather than decrease, which backs comments made by the Cardiologist vet who I use.
So I think I need to publish that link again to the petition, asking the KC to make heart testing and mri scanning mandatory for parents of Cavalier puppies registered with them. Please sign it if you have not already.
Come on KC stop dragging your heels, time is running out for Cavaliers.
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