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.


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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