KC Spinal Survey
Giant Schnauzer Health
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1M ago
Kennel Club Spinal Survey The Kennel Club’s new online survey, aims to improve understanding of the prevalence and types of spinal (neck, back or tail) problems affecting different pedigree dog breeds. The survey has been developed to gain insights and identify any breed-specific nuances that may influence the development of spinal problems. The results will inform and direct future research to areas that require further attention. Please click on the link below to complete the survey, which is open to all dog owners, regardless of breed and whether they have now sadly passed away. This s ..read more
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BVA Eye Testing Crufts 2024
Giant Schnauzer Health
by admin
5M ago
BVA eye testing at Crufts Discounted rate: £30 per dog Limited spaces are available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, you must have a dog pass to book an eye test appointment at Crufts 2024. Bookings can be made via the Kennel Club website The post BVA Eye Testing Crufts 2024 appeared first on Giant Schnauzer Health ..read more
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GSHF AGM 2024
Giant Schnauzer Health
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6M ago
The Giant Schnauzer Health Fund committee will be holding its AGM Online via Zoom on: Sunday 17th March 2024. The AGM will start at 10.00am. Only paid up members will be invited to attend the AGM.   Any proposals for inclusion on the GSHF agenda (proposed and seconded by paid up members) must be received by the Secretary (Deborah Allen) no later than Saturday 2nd March 2024. secretary@giantschnauzerhealth.org.uk The post GSHF AGM 2024 appeared first on Giant Schnauzer Health ..read more
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Eye Testing 30 Mar 24
Giant Schnauzer Health
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6M ago
EYE TESTING SESSION FOR THE SCHNAUZER FAMILY at Sports Connexion, Ryton-on Dunsmore 30th March 2024 Please note: Payment will be required by SCGB no later than 15/03/24. Cancellations after that date can only be refunded if SCGB can reassign spaces to other owners. If cancellation received after 22/03/24, any refund, subject to above, would be £12 less than fee (due to certs being pre-completed). Group rate : G S or M owners: £45 per dog All other breeds : £47.50 any dog 8-yrs & over: £38.00 Spaces are limited, so you need to ..read more
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Toe Cancer DNA Test
Giant Schnauzer Health
by admin
7M ago
Laboklin have announced a new DNA test for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the digit / toe (SCCD) in Giant Schnauzers, which sounds like good news but, whilst it could be helpful, it does not give the certainty of ‘clear’ ‘carrier’ or ‘affected’ test results as with prcd-PRA, DCM, PRA5 etc (which are inherited recessively). The test looks at the number of copies of the KIT Ligand (KITLG) gene variant, thought to be associated with digital squamous cell carcinoma (dSCC) susceptibility. It provides an approximation of the number of copies of the KITLG gene variant which gives a risk classificati ..read more
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KC Recognised DNA Test Laboratories
Giant Schnauzer Health
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8M ago
OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF HEALTH TESTS The Kennel Club has announced changes to accepted laboratories it will accept DNA results from in order to align with the changing landscape of the genetic testing industry. The accuracy of the DNA test results recorded by The Kennel Club is crucially important for the integrity of its database, and consequently, for the quality of the advice given to breeders. The Kennel Club has undergone a consultation process with laboratories providing test results to develop the below criteria which all laboratories, both new and previously recognised must meet in ord ..read more
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Epilepsy Drug Trial
Giant Schnauzer Health
by admin
1y ago
The Kennel Club and breed health co-ordinators have been asked to disseminate information regarding the University of Glasgow’s clinical trial for a new canine epilepsy treatment medication. Dogs must be: Age: more than 2 years Diagnosis of idiopathic epilepsy with a normal MRI scan and CSF Having more than 4 seizures a month despite having tried at least 2 anti-seizure medications Otherwise healthy More information and contact details can be found on the link below: https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/bohvm/sah/referralhospital/services/neurology/epilepsyclinicaltrial/ The post Epilepsy Drug Tri ..read more
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Kennel Club’s DNA Testing Services
Giant Schnauzer Health
by admin
1y ago
On 1st November 2022 the Kennel Club’s DNA Testing Services was relaunched, (previously CombiBreed), with a few changes to the breed’s DNA bundle.   DNA profiling is included as standard for the Giant Schnauzer bundle, producing a ISAG 2020 SNP profile. The original DNA tests, DCM, PRA5, and prcd-PRA, are provided as before in the bundle, and prcd-PRA is also available as a separate single test (N.B. single test packages do not come with profiling)   Parentage verification is also available as an additional product for all breeds. The price for the breed package is £140, with profili ..read more
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Combibreed Changes
Giant Schnauzer Health
by admin
1y ago
Kennel Club CombiBreed Changes As of today, Kennel Club CombiBreed will be placed on hold, until the relaunch of an improved DNA Testing Service on 1st November. Although the product will be removed from The Kennel Club website, all CombiBreed orders already placed will be processed as normal. The Kennel Club DNA Testing Services The new service will be renamed The Kennel Club DNA Testing Services. Orders resume from 1 November 2022 with an introductory offer for all dog breeders and owners to take advantage of. The post Combibreed Changes appeared first on Giant Schnauzer Health ..read more
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Crufts Eye Testing
Giant Schnauzer Health
by admin
1y ago
Information from the Kennel Club: BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme Examination Crufts, National Exhibition Centre, Marston Green Thursday 9th March 2023 – Sunday 12th March 2023 The Kennel Club is pleased to offer BVA/KC/ISDS Eye scheme examinations at Crufts 2023 for just £30.00 per dog (at a reduced rate to the normal group pricing of £45). How to book your BVA/KC/ISDS Eye scheme examination We will have 60 appointments each day in two sessions, a morning session (from 10:00am to 13:00pm) and an afternoon session (from 14:00pm to 17:00pm). You can book an appointment directly through our website here ..read more
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