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Canine Heart and Eye testing – Cullompton, South West

Due to the outbreak of COVID 19 and government guidance BASC took the decision to postpone all training courses scheduled up until the end of June 2020. With the restrictions starting to be lifted in different areas of the UK at different rates, we expect courses to start going ahead from the 9th July in England and at later dates in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. All courses will be reviewed on a daily basis and be led by government advice. I would like to thank all our future course participants for being understanding during this difficult period. If your course was postponed or is going to be postponed you will be contacted by a member of staff. The list of current courses are published on the BASC website and are open to booking subject to further government guidance.

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10:00 am

Location: BASC SW

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Health Testing Clinics

Most of us want the best for our dogs, particularly if they work or we want to breed from them. There are health tests that are recommended eyes and hearts being just 2
We have therefore arranged to have clinics for the above at our offices in Cullompton on 31st Aug.  Any breed welcome

Heart £25 per dog
Eyes £41 per dog
Payable in cash on the day.

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Petagenics will also be attending this event offering a full range of canine DNA testing at favourable costs.
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There are many types of eye disease, both congenital (conditions that exist from birth or soon after birth) and non-congenital (conditions that develop later in life), that affect dogs. Many of these conditions can have serious effects on health and welfare, causing pain, blindness, or the need for lifelong medication, and should be taken into consideration when breeding dogs.
The KC recommend breeders submit dogs for annual eye examinations as some diseases have late onset of clinical signs.

The Eye Scheme is based on a clinical eye examination undertaken by expert veterinary surgeons. The exam identifies both inherited and non-inherited eye conditions. The results of eye examinations can then be used to make breeding decisions.Owners can also use the Scheme as an annual eye check for their dogs so that future management can be optimised and to flag potential problems in the future.
DNA tests, when available, should be used in conjunction with the Eye Scheme.

Heart testing aims to:-
To identify dogs free from any cardiac abnormality
To confirm the cause of heart murmurs or abnormal rhythms by further investigation of affected animals
To collate data for investigation of a possible genetic basis to a specific heart problem in a given breed by a breed club nominated person, geneticist or veterinary surgeon
To advise the owner, breeder and dog’s veterinary surgeon when an abnormality has been identified and recommendations about any further investigation, if indicated