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We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of sighthounds around the world ​by building awareness of ​their unusual ​medical​ characteristics​ ​within​ the​ veterinary​ and adoption communities through our education, outreach, and research programs.

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The latest information or news regarding Sighthound health or The Greyhound Health Initiative.

Join us for a GHI Blood Bank Fundraiser!

Join us for a GHI Blood Bank Fundraiser!

Paint your own Pet, Sip One Hope Wine & Support your GHI Blood Bank! Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance (by 2/18/2024). ONE photo of your pet emailed to bloodbank@greyhoundhealthinitiative.org (by 2/18/24). Pet will be sketched on canvas for you to paint. More than one pet is allowed but keep in mind that only 2 hours is allowed to paint.

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Join CBJ & the GHI Blood Bank for a game on March 4th!

Join CBJ & the GHI Blood Bank for a game on March 4th!

Help support our CANINE BLOOD DONOR HEROES and join us at The Columbus Blue Jackets game on March 4th at Nationwide Arena. CBJ will be taking on the Vegas Golden Knights. $10-$20 of each ticket purchased goes back to the GHI Blood Bank and supports our mission of saving canine lives. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Has your dog been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and is scheduled (or going to be scheduled) for a limb amputation?  If so, you and your veterinarian surgeon can participate in a study.

Has your dog been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and is scheduled (or going to be scheduled) for a limb amputation? If so, you and your veterinarian surgeon can participate in a study.

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Recording Available - All Things Greyt Webinar with Dr. Guillermo Couto

Recording Available - All Things Greyt Webinar with Dr. Guillermo Couto

This webinar was recorded on 2/4/24. Join Dr. Guillermo Couto and GHI for this webinar about greyhound health and the unique medical challenges greyhounds face. For any donation, you can view the recording. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE DONATION CONFIRMATION PAGE BEFORE VIDEO LOADS or the video will not load. Please wait up to 3 minutes for the youtube video to open. If you have any issues getting the video to start, please email us at support@greyhoundhealthinitiative.org

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UPDATED!!! Greyhound Blood Value Cards

UPDATED!!! Greyhound Blood Value Cards

We have updated our Greyhound blood value cards this year according to the IDEXX reference lab study.

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Sighthound Behavior Webinar

Sighthound Behavior Webinar

Watch the recording of this webinar on Sighthound Behavior! Click the link to view the video.

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Greyhounds Needed for study in the UK

Greyhounds Needed for study in the UK

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Corn Educational Webinar with Dr. Richard Doughty

Corn Educational Webinar with Dr. Richard Doughty

Does your hound have Corns? Watch this FREE educational seminar on Corns recorded live on August 20, 2023. Richard Doughty, DVM discusses the genetics, histopathology, causes and treatment, as well as an update on the genetic study.

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Our Impact to the community

Our Impact to the community

4,465 blood bags sold

The number of bags of life-saving blood and plasma that have been sold since starting our blood bank.

4,465 lives saved

This number is the potential canine lives that were saved by using these blood products.

1,500 donations made

This is the approximate number of donations made by our canine heroes since opening in 2016.

Greyhounds really are not like other dogs.

Greyhounds really are not like other dogs.

One way in particular that greyhounds are different from all other dogs is in their reference intervals for several key lab values. In medical fields, a reference interval is the range of values for a physiological measurement in the average healthy, adult animal (for example, the number of white blood cells falls within the same range of numbers for 95% of all dogs). It establishes a frame of reference to help veterinarians interpret a set of test results for a particular patient. So one of the most important factors in clinical pathology is the availability of valid reference intervals (RIs). Erroneous RIs can lead to improper clinical decisions that may have negative results for the patient.

The Greyhound Health Initiative produces a wallet-sized card (pictured) that lists the critical Greyhound-specific reference intervals as compared to non-Greyhound dogs. These cards are available to adoption groups for donation and will be available on our online store for purchase.