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Health testing/screening?

09 May

Glen of Imaal Terrier people are increasingly beginning to look towards health matters in the breed and DNA swabbing is starting to take off. This article, although a bit lengthy, is worth a read but just ignore the end of the first paragraph. Splutter and biscuit crumbs all over the screen does the machine no good at all.

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Posted by on May 9, 2014 in General Glen Things

 

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4 responses to “Health testing/screening?

  1. Mary McDaniel

    May 10, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Excellent article.

     
    • Alison

      May 11, 2014 at 8:08 am

      I agree, Mary!

      Currently, the only health screening adopted by ALL countries (but not always ALL breeders) is the DNA test for crd3 …

      Some countries hip score …

      Some countries elbow score …

      Some countries do patella testing …

      Some countries check for heart murmurs …

      Eye testing by a certified ophthalmologist seems to have been abandoned (certainly in the UK) since the crd3 DNA test became available … even though eye testing screens for many other inherited and non-inherited eye problems …

      But no one country (or even breeder!) does ALL this health screening …

      Will the increasing number of international “liaisons” in the breed eventually necessitate more standardised (INTERNATIONAL) breed health screening guidelines … ???

      Food for thought … and international discussion …???

       
  2. jamie and paddy

    May 12, 2014 at 4:38 am

    I think im feeding paddy too much garlic, his bark is way worst than his bite.

     
  3. Stephen Holmes

    May 13, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Is all this testing needed or is it OTT ie hip scores ,Heart murmurs etc the eye testing is working i ,

     
 
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