REFERENCE CENTER2023-01-30T20:26:27+00:00

Welcome to PBGVCA Health Committee Reference Center

Mission Statement

To have the most current information readily available for providing optimal health care and for making wise choices in managing breed-specific health care issues.

Goals & Objectives

  • To develop and maintain educational information targeted to general health care of the PBGV.
  • To develop and maintain a knowledge base of medical problems specific to the PBGV including clinical resources to assist with diagnoses, treatment and management of breed specific health issues.
  • To have the resources available to assist PBGV breeders and owners in making decisions for the health and welfare of the breed.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Club of America does not provide specific medical advice, but rather provides users with information to help them better understand health and disease. Please consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to medical questions.

Recently added Reference Center articles.

Neonatal Care

Dr. Marty Greer, JD Winter 2021 Managing each pup will include measuring, recording, and addressing their oxygenation, weight and weight gain, hydration, temperature, and blood glucose, each of which will be explained in the following sections. The above scoring should be done for each puppy at birth and 5 minutes after resuscitation efforts have begun. To effectively track puppies, a [...]

Clinical characteristics, breed differences, and quality of life in North American dogs with acute steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis

By Jeanie Lau,  Julie Nettifee  et al. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2019;33:1719-1727. Steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA) is a systemic immune- mediated disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges and associated arteries that typically affects dogs 6-18 months of age....Read more

AKC Purebred Preservation Bank (PPB)

By Jerold S Bell DVM, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 2023 The AKC Purebred Preservation Bank (PPB) was created by the AKC Board of Directors in August 2021. To understand the basis and need for a breed semen repository, there must be a realistic understanding of dog breed gene pools, genetic diversity, and genetic health. Learn more...

POAG in the PBGV: Clear by Parentage: To test or not to test? That is the question

By Laura Liscum, Assistant Chair, PBGVCA Health Committee, 2022. POAG is a painful, blinding disease. The normal eye has cells that produce fluid and the drainage of this fluid from the eye must match its production in order to maintain normal pressure within the eye. When drainage is blocked, the increased intraocular pressure damages the optic nerve and results in [...]

International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of bacterial urinary tract infections in dogs and cats

The Veterinary Journal, Volume 247, May 2019, Pages 8-25 J. Scott Weese, Joseph Blondeaub, Dawn Boothe, Luca Guardabassi, Nigel Gumley, Mark Papich, Lisbeth Rem Jessen, Michael Lappin, Shelley Rankin, Jodi L.Westropp, Jane Sykes Highlights These guidelines provide recommendations for the diagnosis and management of bacterial urinary tract infections in dogs and cats. Sporadic bacterial cystitis, recurrent bacterial cystitis, pyelonephritis, [...]

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