Barbara Baker, President and Founder of The Duchess Fund announced the results of the first year of operation. The Fund is now a charitable, non-profit corporation, The new web site is up and running containing the medical data base and Dr. Michelle Brush, DVM, a Cornell University graduate, has joined the panel. Most importantly, their work is helping to make a difference in the health and care of potbellied pigs everywhere!
“I had no idea that so many pet pig owners and institutions in the veterinary medical field would want to get involved in helping us understand and treat these wonderful companion pets. I should have expected this overwhelming response since I have four pet pigs of my own and lost one, Duchess of Pork, to a little understood devastating liver illness,” said Mrs. Baker.
Universities throughout the country are turning over their medical records for the database. Pet owners here and around the world are contributing needed fund and invaluable medical records. Veterinarians are now able to use this information to assist them in diagnosing and treating pet pigs.
The work goes on, the growth and interest has helped expansion. Committees are being formed. Hundreds of records are not available to health care professionals.