First clinic of the year

Optigen are offering up to 30% discount off DNA tests at Val Tiller’s next Optigen 20/20 Clinic on Tuesday 24th February 2015.

Glen of Imaal Terriers are invited to be DNA tested for crd3. Clients Attending: Blood sample collection for OptiGen tests from 1:30 pm.  Microchipping also available. Postal Participants: Full instructions provided for those who cannot attend.

Please contact Val Tiller for instructions regarding attendance at the clinic, or postal participation. Location: Foxbarton 15 Beaconsfield Road, Langley Vale, Epsom, Surrey  KT18 6HA

Email: Phone: 01372 273597

Next Optigen 20/20 clinic

Optigen are offering 30% discount off DNA tests, at Val Tiller’s next Optigen 20/20 Clinic, on Tuesday 16th September 2014, in Epsom, Surrey.

Glen of Imaal Terriers are invited to be DNA tested for crd3-PRA.   You may attend the clinic, or be a Postal Participant.Email: 
Tel: (01372) 273597, for full details and to book places.


Next Optigen clinic

Val Tiller (Foxbarton Border Collies) is holding her annual September OptiGen 20/20 session on Tuesday 6th September.  All breeds are welcome, and a number of Glen of Imaal Terriers have already been DNA tested for GPRA-crd3 through Val’s very efficient sessions.  You can either attend the session with your Glen, or you can choose postal participation.  Either way, please contact Val as soon as possible to either arrange an appointment or to find out when she needs blood samples sent.  Val provides a very comprehensive and helpful information package for anyone having their dogs DNA tested through her clinic session.

There is a 5% discount for online submission of paperwork, which is pretty straightforward to do but needs to be done in advance of the session, so that you can print off and bring the paperwork with you.  If you are going to do this, please wait until you have spoken to Val, because she can give you her discount code to enter on the paperwork, and which entitles you to a further 25% discount.  Alternatively, you can print out the submission form and fill it in by hand; or Val can complete paperwork for you at a small charge that is donated to Border Collie Rescue.

Remember, your dog must have some form of permanent identification (PI) – microchip or tattoo – to be eligible for testing for GPRA-crd3.  Val offers a microchipping service at her sessions.  If you are doing “postal participation” please remember that OptiGen will only take BLOOD samples for Glen testing; you will need to arrange for your vet to draw blood and then send the sample and paperwork to Val for shipping to the OptiGen lab in America.

There is a very reasonable charge at Val’s sessions to cover drawing blood, labelling and shipping.  Tea and biscuits are provided!  For more information, please contact Val – Tel. 01372 273597 or Email:  The sessions are held at: Foxbarton, 15 Beaconsfield Road, Langley Vale, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 6HA.  Val’s next session will be February 2012.

It’s on Sunday!

The Irish Sporting Glen of Imaal Terrier Club show is this Sunday (12th) in the Glen of Imaal and they extend a warm welcome to everybody to attend. The secretary would like to remind everybody of a grooming demonstration in the morning and the DNA clinic in the afternoon. This begins at 2.00pm and please remember your dog’s registration papers! All enquiries Linda 0879123180

DNA clinics this month

Various Glen of Imaal Terrier people have arranged DNA clinics this month. Samples will be taken from dogs attending and sent to either Bochum or Optigen. Together WE WILL fight PRA

September 3rd (Finland) Contact Leena Glans

September 12th (Ireland-Glen of Imaal) Contact Linda Christie

September 18th (USA-Barre, MA) Contact Martha Parry

Also the Autumn Optigen 20/20 September 17, 2010 through September 26, 2010 – Fall Discount Days
OptiGen’s Fall Discount Days promotion….online entries need to be made during this week using the code FDDX917.
NOTE: entries can be made ONLY during this week for the maximum discount of 25% (includes online discount), then a client has up to 30 days from the date of entry to get samples to OptiGen for testing.

September 7th -(Surrey UK)The Foxbarton All Breed 20/20 Clinic reports that at least  5 Glens are attending and more are welcome. Contact Val Tiller