Thursday, February 12, 2009

Doggie Health Update!

I had Zoe and Ell have their Cardiac exams, as well as their exams for Patellas. I'm happy to report that both girls were normal in both instances!! OFA registrations have been sent in as well!

To recap:

Bendi Ebonwald Smthing 2 Prove "Zoe" is now:
CERF Normal
PRA Clear
Patellas Normal
Thyroid Normal
DM Carrier
Cardiac Normal

We didn't do her prelims for Hips/Elbows as I didn't think of it at the time, so we'll just wait two more months until she's two. It will be here before you know it!

Merrymoon Ebonwald I'm a Q T "Ell" is now:
CERF Normal
PRA Clear
Patellas Normal
Thyroid Normal
DM Carrier
Cardiac Normal
Prelim Hips - Good
Prelim Elbows - Normal

I believe these are the tests that are available for Cardigans. If anyone knows of others do let me know! Many thanks to those on the 'list' for pooling our combined knowledge and teaching each other what we didn't know, to come up with what we feel as a group is important for breed improvement and preservation.

For those that SAY they test their dogs for all known issues or say they have all their health clearances; I just SHOWED you I did. The old saying goes "Actions speak louder than words" fits here. And I will be testing my spayed/neutered dogs for these as well. Some may think its wasting money to test your 'pet' dogs but these diseases/issues will affect them the same as those that are intact and may be used for breeding. Its also great for pedigree research when looking at health issues in a pedigree line. Vertical pedigrees give you a much different picture than a standard one! You can only learn from what you are willing to do/try/read/see/hear.

4 comments:

penni said...

Good on ye, Garrett. If everyone would start testing and sharing the results, we could make great strides in dealing with health issues in our Cardis.

Carol Bator said...

Hooray for the good results on your dogs' tests! That has to be a good feeling to know their bones and joints, and glands are good. Here's hoping that your "pets" are also well built.

Pardon my ignorance, but what does DM mean? And what does it mean to be a carrier of DM?

coopercreek said...

Garrett, if you send in a copy of your PRA results from the DNA Test to OFA, you can get a CHIC # on your dogs. For the CHIC #, you need PRA, CERF and Hips.

Garrett808 said...

hey Carol. DM stands for Degenerative Mylepothy and a recent test has been approved via DNA saliva/cheek swab testing for Both kinds of Corgis, Boxers and a few other breeds that have shown dogs to be affected or carriers of it. DM is related to ALS in humans if that helps at all:)

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