Category Archives: cord1 PRA

Accredited Breeder Scheme – DNA Tests

Anne Moore, Breed Council H&W Co-ordinator has received the following from the Kennel Club… I am writing to advise you that the Kennel Club General Committee has agreed the following changes to the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme breed-specific requirements and recommendations:  Miniature Smooth-haired Dachshund: Add requirement: DNA test – PRA cord1. Miniature Wire-haired Dachshund: …

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Breed Council Newsletter – May 2010

The May 2010 Newsletter contains details of how you can participate in two research programmes: cord1 (PRA) in Mini Wire Dachshunds Epilepsy Both programmes are being run by the Animal Health Trust and require cheek swab samples.  The MW cord1 programme is being co-ordinated by Judy Squires of the Miniature Dachshund Club.  Kits to provide …

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Research Testing for cord1 PRA in Miniature Wires

The Animal Health Trust has made the Cord 1 PRA test available to owners of Miniature Wire Dachshunds since 1st January 2010. They have now kindly offered to test a “research sample” of Miniature Wires to try to estimate the frequency of the mutation within the variety. To date there has been one “affected” dog …

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AHT make cord1 test available for MWHD

At the start of 2010 the Animal Health Trust added MWHD to MLHD and MSHD for testing of cord1 Retinal Degeneration.   Dr. Cathryn Mellersh said: “We based this decision (to add MW to the list of cord1 breeds) on a couple of factors, one being the recent close relationship between the varieties and another …

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cord1 PRA Update November 2009

Summary of Presentations made by Dr. Cathryn Mellersh and Keiko Miyadera at the Dachshund Breed Council’s Conference: 29th November 2009. The number of MLHDs being tested has levelled out to around 200 per year (2007-2009) and MSHDs has remained at a level of around 270 per year over the same period. In total, 1366 MLHDs …

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