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Health Testing

We believe firmly in testing our border collies prior to breeding. There are several genetic conditions that are more common in border collies, and therefore we will always test for these to avoid producing at risk puppies. We also test our dogs' orthopedic integrity using OFA and PennHIP. All of our dogs will be tested for everything listed below.

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OFA Testing

  • Hips

  • Elbows

  • Shoulders

  • Patellas

  • Thyroid

  • Cardiac

  • Dentition

  • Spine

  • CAER - eyes (done yearly through age 7)

  • BAER - hearing

 

Embark & Optimal Selection & Animal Genetics

  • EAOD - Early Adult Onset Deafness

  • CDPA - Chondrodysplasia MC-Myotonia Congenita

  • C Type 11-A Cystinuria HUU-Hyperuricosuria

  • IVDD - Intervertebral Disc Disease

  • CDDY - Chondrodystrophy

  • BCG - Goniodysgenesis / Glaucoma

  • IGS/ICM/B12 - Canine Imerslund Grasbeck Syndrome

  • NCL5 - Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

  • HC - Hereditary Cataracts

  • MH - Malignant Hypothermia

  • PRA - Progressive Retinal Atrophy

  • CEA/CH - Collie Eye Anomaly / Choroidal Hypoplasia

  • DM - Degenerative Myelopathy

  • DH/RS - Dental Hypomineralization / Raines Syndrome

  • MDR1 - MultiDrug Resistance/Sensitivity

  • TNS - Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome

  • SN - Sensory Neuropathy

  • PLL - Primary Lens Luxation

  • EIC - Exercise Induced Collapse

Other

  • PennHIP hips

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