Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) Test for Tollers
For: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
OptiGen now offers the CEA test for Collie Eye Anomaly in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. Detailed information about the discovery of CEA in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is reported by the Health and Genetics Committee of the USA NSDTRC on its website http://www.nsdtrc-usa.org/CEAIntro.htm. You can also review Information written for CEA in the collie breeds.
For a one year period, from April 2006 through May 2007, OptiGen will CEA test any affected dog for free, if you have a veterinary ophthalmologist's written diagnosis of CEA/CH, with or without coloboma or detached retina. You need to mail or fax a copy of the diagnostic report and a 4-5 generation pedigree for pre-approval.
If you submit a new blood sample to OptiGen, you may order both the CEA and prcd-PRA tests on this same sample.
If you tested your Toller for prcd-PRA previously, in almost all cases we have stored DNA that can be used for the CEA test. OptiGen is allowing use of a stored sample only for the new CEA test. (This is separate from "Long-Term Storage.") You may order the CEA test online on a stored sample. Link to "Order Test" and complete the order form as usual. Be sure to indicate that this dog's sample already is at OptiGen by selecting "Blood sample is already at OptiGen under a long-term storage agreement." Mark this choice even if you did not specifically pay for Long-Term Storage.
Blood Sample Information
To help us identify your samples submitted earlier, please:
1. If there is new ownership since prcd-PRA testing, please tell us the name of the original owner and fax or mail a copy of the current ownership certificate so that we can update the record.
2. If the prcd-PRA test was done on an unregistered puppy, enter the registration number followed by the OptiGen number (for example: SN24681234, Optigen 05-11111).
3. Samples from dogs used for research development of the prcd-PRA test are not stored at OptiGen and therefore are not available for CEA testing.
The regular OptiGen price for the CEA test is US$180.00. Our usual discounts for online ordering and 20/20 Clinics will apply.
Registry for USA-Owned Tollers
The Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) has approved the creation of a registry containing the results of the OptiGen CEA/CH (Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia) test for Tollers. The registry will be a computer based database of all Normal (Clear) results for USA-owned Tollers. Each dog will be identified by registered name, call name, registration number, sex, date of birth, owner's name, OptiGen number and test result. The effective date of this policy is April 17, 2006. OptiGen will transmit this information, per the Club's policy, on a quarterly basis. The registry will be the property of the NSDTRC(USA).
Page last updated June 01, 2006
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