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About the International Greyhound Database

This is the sixth edition of the International Greyhound Research Database and for the first time the Database is available on CD-Rom or via the World Wide Web. Again, it has been updated with the citations of new publications as well as having a number of older references found and included. All new citations all contain "2004" in the title.

There are three major categories of research efforts: 1) Clinical research by veterinary practitioners that daily treat these animals, 2) Institutional research by veterinarians or animal scientists on problems germane to the racing Greyhound industry, and 3) Human medical research by physicians and scientists using the Greyhound as a mode for human disease. There has long been a need to bring the work of all these researchers together, so that interested people can share the resultant advances in information and know to which "experts in the field" they can turn, if the need arises. The goal of this database is to compile and to make available all of the research results at an international level to anyone who can utilize this information.

This database is organized in the following manner. Each research citation has the title, author(s), source of information Journal, book, or proceedings), country in which the work was done, language of the article, and in most cases, an abstract. The abstracts serve as a summary of the results and give the reader a brief overview of the paper. For convenience to the readers, the citations have been divided into 14 categories as follows:

  • Muscle
  • Orthopedics
  • Physiology
  • Drugs
  • Nutrition
  • Parasites
  • Diseases
  • Reproduction
  • Injuries/Repair
  • Training/Management
  • Genetics
  • Behavior
  • Performance
  • Veterinarians' Duties
  • As many as possible of these papers have been collected and put into a file in the office of the National Greyhound Association, P.O. Box 543, Abilene KS 67410-0543, USA. We call this file the Greyhound Research Data Bank. A double asterisk (**) to the right of the author's name at the top of a citation in the database denotes that the article is in this "bank." To obtain the entire paper, one can request a photocopy from the AGC office at a fee of $.25/page plus $2.00 handling fee for articles mailed within the U.S. and $4.00 handling fee for international mailing.

    The number of pages can be found in each citation [e.g. JAVMA. 1980. 9(3):621-639; the page numbers are 621-639 for 2 total of 19 pages]. Order forms for photocopying can be found by clicking on "Order Form" on the home page. In some cases (many Proceedings excluded), these articles can also be obtained from large medical libraries in your area. Citations marked "Confidential" are available only to racing commissioners and racing chemists in the Association of Official Racing Chemists.

    We have added 215 citations to the 1,474 in the fifth edition of the database, bringing the total to 1,689 citations. We would appreciate any additions or corrections that you, the readers, may have. Please send these to 105 Magruder Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine, Attention. Dr. L. Blythe, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-4802.

    Also, the names, addresses or e-mail address of any persons to whom this database would be useful can be sent to our office. This reference database is updated every other year, i.e. in even-numbered years. When this database is updated an e-mail will be sent out.

    Linda L. Blythe and A. Morrie Craig


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