Category Archives: cord1 PRA

Novocastrian Dachshund Club Breed Health Seminar 2015

We had an amazing turn-out of people at the Health Seminar on Friday with lots of discussion and questions.  My slides are available to download as a 15 MB pdf file here. They contain the main set which I used during the seminar, plus a supporting appendix of additional material which I hope will also …

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Dr. Cathryn Mellersh & Prof. Sheila Crispin win International Canine Health Awards

Today, I was a guest at the International Canine Health Awards ceremony held in Cambridge. Joint winner of the International Prize was Dr. Cathryn Mellersh who is well-known to Dachshund owners for her ground-breaking work on cord1 PRA. Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award was Prof. Sheila Crispin who has been working with the Dachshund …

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Miniature Dachshunds Hereditary Clear of cord1 PRA

The Dachshund Breed Council has published data from the Kennel Club on Miniature Dachshunds that have been registered as Hereditary Clear of cord1 PRA.  The data show: More than 1500 Mini Longs have been registered as Hereditary Clear of cord1 PRA Nearly 1000 Mini Smooths have been registered as Hereditary Clear of cord1 PRA More …

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cord1 PRA testing of Mini Wire Dachshunds

The Kennel Club has informed the Breed Council that, under the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme (ABS), Miniature Wirehaired Dachshunds have had their requirements and/or recommendations adjusted as follows:     Add requirement – DNA test for GPRA (cord 1).     These changes are effective from July 1, 2011 and Accredited Breeders have a period of grace of …

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Cord1 PRA update from AHT

Dr. Cathryn Mellersh, Canine Genetics Research Group Leader at the Animal Health Trust, has provided the Dachshund Breed Council with an update on the status of the research into cord1 PRA.  The overwhelming conclusion from these intensive studies is that the previously reported RPGRIP1 mutation, upon which the widely used DNA test is based, causes cone photoreceptors …

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