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DNA TEST FOR CMO AVAILABLE

 

Optigen, Inc. is now running the DNA test for Craniomandibular Osteopathy (CMO) as of June, 2016.

The introductory charge is $75.00 if the test is registered online at www.optigen.com and the code CMO16 is used. The turnaround time for results is typically less than 2 weeks.  Please visit their website to order the test kit.

WFA AWARDS FIRST VETERINARY SCHOLARHIP

 

Houston, TX – June 4, 2018 – Daphne Gentry’s wish is coming true. A librarian and author, Gentry was a co-founder and founding board member of the Westie Foundation of America (WFA) and wanted to help boost efforts focused on the health of the West Highland Terrier breed. The first Daphne Gentry Scholarship has been awarded to Chie Tamamoto-Mochizuki, DVM, a veterinarian in her postdoctoral training at North Carolina State University who is keenly interested in atopic dermatitis (AD) in Westies.  “It is a great honor to receive the Daphne Gentry Scholarship award 2018.

Not only the scholarship itself but also the fact that I was awarded by WFA, one of the well-known organizations, will give me a great benefit to my career as a researcher because this means my research was recognized and endorsed by the third party,” said Tamamoto-Mochizuki. “My research topic, canine atopic dermatitis, is one of the most common diseases in dogs, and Westies are one of the common breeds to develop this disease. There are also many similarities between canine and human atopic dermatitis. This scholarship will help Westies suffer [ing] from this disease, but also there is a high possibility that it will give a great benefit to human medicine.”

 

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WFA LAUNCHES YOU TUBE CHANNEL

 

The Westie Foundation of America, Inc. (WFA) is pleased to announce the launch of our new YouTube channel. The WFA will use this channel to start creating content aimed primarily at serving the Westie pet owner. WFA will also be providing useful content for veterinarians and breeders.

 

Coming episodes will include interviews with experts like Dr. Kay McGuire with recommendations on how pet owners can better care for their Westies. We’ll also be provided updated information on the work we’re doing to help foster improved health for West Highland White Terriers.

 

Subscribe to the channel and help us spread the word. Go to our YouTube channel at

http://bit.ly/2m3tNZq

 

HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT ALL OUR GREAT WESTIE PHOTOS & VIDEOS ON FACEBOOK?

 

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