We uphold high standards of foxhound breeding, care, kennel management, and animal husbandry. The Foxhound Kennel Notebook is a valuable resource for hunt staff about hound welfare.
In 1980, the first case of Leishmaniasis was reported in an Oklahoma foxhound kennel. Since then, 33 states and 2 Canadian provinces have reported cases. We recognized the risk to foxhounds and all dogs.
For the past decade, the MFHA Foundation has funded research on reducing tick-borne illness and Leishmaniasis at the University of Iowa and the Petersen Lab. Complete results of the study were shared in September 2021.
An invaluable resource, the MFHA Guide to Leishmaniasis should be in every kennel. This highly informative piece addresses these concerns: