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Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has a department dedicated entirely to Greyhound Health and Wellness.  It offers greyhound owners, trainers, veterinarians, and anyone else interested in greyhounds a great service.

Membership in the OSU Greyhound H & W Program entitle you to:

  1. Access to all the current information on Greyhound Health and Medicine, frequently asked questions, and sources for the Greyhound community.
  2. Downloading all the Greyhound Health and Wellness Program (GHWP) Research publications.
  3. Downloading and receiving the GHWP quarterly newsletter.
  4. Access to the GHWP memorial Website.
  5. Access to the online consultation service.
  6. Receive injectable chemotherapy at no cost for cancer patients.

Dr. Couto’s conference on greyhound health is only a few weeks away….

The 2nd Annual Greyhound Health & Wellness Conference
is scheduled for:

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Location:  OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

OSU Greyhound Health & Wellness website

Facebook page for the conference:  OSU Greyhound Conference

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please email them at greyosu@osu.edu

Membership dollars enable the GHWP to:

  1. Support health studies in Greyhounds and other sighthounds.
  2. Continue to provide chemotherapy at no cost for retired racers.
  3. Provide financial support to owners who cannot afford healthcare for their hounds if their dogs are evaluated/treated at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center.
  4. Organize the Ohio State Annual Greyhound/Sighthound Conference.
  5. Publish and disseminate current information on Greyhound/Sighthound health care.

 

FUN-Draising Information: Northcoast Greyhounds is currently running a Refund Raffle (#26) to raise funds for the OSU Greyhound Wellness Program which will end Monday, April 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

All proceeds of this Raffle will go to Dr. Couto’s program!!!  Go to Northcoast Raffle Info

Dr. Couto & OSU GHWP give so much to the  greyhounds and this is a way to give back to the cause.  So check out the Northcoast website and consider investing in a…

A GREYT CAUSE!!!

 

 

 

 

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FUN-Draising Information: Northcoast Greyhounds is currently running a Refund Raffle (#26) to raise funds for the OSU Greyhound Wellness Program which will end Monday, April 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

All proceeds of this Raffle will go to Dr. Couto’s program!!!  Go to Northcoast Raffle Info

Dr. Couto & OSU GHWP give so much to the  greyhounds and this is a way to give back to the cause.  So check out the Northcoast website and consider investing in a…

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Krakow

Flying Krakow was diagnosed with Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis this month.   The high doses of prednisone prescribed have been unable to keep his leg inflammation under control.  The pain medication is also not able to keep him comfortable and he has begun to lose quite a bit of weight.  OGGA member, Wendy, has scheduled an appointment with Ohio State University’s Veterinary School greyhound specialist, Dr. C. Guillermo Couto for Monday, September 20, 2010 to evaluate Krakow.

OGGA is reaching out to the public to help support the cost of Krakow’s medical treatment.  Please consider making a donation on our donation page through Paypal.  Or mail your check to OGGA Treasurer, 3116 Pinevale, Louisville, OH 44641.  All donations of any amount are gratefully appreciated.

We will continue to keep you updated on Krakow’s progress.

Wendy’s Post OSU visit Update on Krakow:

Just got back from OSU, we got some good news.
Unbeknownst to us Krakow was diagnosed at OSU exactly a year ago with Immune-mediated polyarthropathy. The trainer took Krakow to OSU because he had rear leg swelling and a fever. Once treated they put Krakow back on the race track. When Dr. Couto saw him he said I know I have seen this dog before. He really liked him. Krakow’s muscle and weight loss is likely due to the prednisone he is receiving to control the polyarthritis; he has what is called prednisone associated myopathy which is commonly seen in Greyhounds receiving corticosteroids. It is likely with tapering of his dosage, that the muscle atrophy and weight loss will cease and Krakow will return to normal. Our goal is to get him on one tablet every other day. He said he will be on prednisone the rest of his life and it is recommended that he have routinely have a chemistry profile to monitor his liver enzymes.
Should his symptoms begin while tapering his dose or should his weight loss and muscle atropy continue to decline they will need to see him again.
Thanks for your prayers, I will keep you posted

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