The IEWG has been founded by a group of veterinarians and dog breeders in Davis, CA, U.S.A. in 1989 with the aim to increase the knowledge on and awareness of elbow disease in dogs, and to support all stakeholders in disseminating new knowledge in this field.
Founding meeting of the International Elbow Working Group in Davis (CA) in 1989.
First row: Dr. A. Wind and Dr Jorunn Grondalen. Standing: Dr. G. Padgett,Mr.? Dr. M. Flückiger, Dr. M.Wies, Dr. M.Packard. Last row: Dr. L. Audell
It was the presence of elbow dysplasia in the Bernese Mountain Dog that led Dr Packard and his wife Barbara to enlist the help of Dr. Alida Wind, radiologist from the Veterinary College of Davis (CA), which eventually led to the formation of the formation of the IEWG. Dr. Wind organised the first meeting of the IEWG for orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists and geneticists from around the world active in ED-research, as well as concerned dog breeders in Davis at the University of California.
The following conclusions were drawn from this first meeting:
At this web site you can read the follow-up of these original conclusions.