This section contains updates and news from the Breed Health Group and the Breed Health coordinator. Please click on the links below for further information.

NEWS FROM BREED HEALTH GROUP NOVEMBER 2017

A DNA Test for Shaking Puppy Spongiform LeucoEncephaloMyelopathy (SLEM) in Border Terriers

From Monday October 9th 2017 DNA testing is available from the University of Missouri (http://www.caninegeneticdiseases.net/ and the Animal Health Trust (http://www.ahtdnatesting.co.uk). Testing through a partnership with OFA (www.OFA.org , click the “ORDER DNA TESTS” link in left sidebar) should be available after mid-October. Orders placed through OFA use a cheek swab & barcoded card to collect DNA, and testing is done by U of MO. The OFA staff will send a kit and complete instructions for all orders.   Click on the links to the websites for further details.

DNA test for SLEM FINAL

SPD comment on SLEM gene test

Removing the stigma of genetic disease – column

Effects of Genetic Testing-2 column (1)

 

The UK Border Terrier Breed Health Group Website is now up and running. As well as incorporating information on CECS and SPS/SLEM etc it contains various interactive questionnaires which can  be used by Border Terrier owners.

It can be found at  www.borderterrierhealth.org.uk

SPS FACT SHEET AUGUST 2017

BHG UPDATE AUGUST 2017

NOTES FOR BREED CLUBS – BT BREED HEALTH GROUP MEETING 9.04.17

BHG MEETINGS

April 2017 GDG Update

PDs in Dogs, Review

Gluten Case