Tag Archives: PRA

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 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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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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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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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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