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JBLC Health Survey - Full and Final Survey and Summary

The JBLC Health Survey - Full and Final Survey and Summary are now available in the Health Section of the Clubs web site.

DNA testing for CEA

THE BEARDED COLLIE BREED LIASON COMMITTEE

DNA TESTING FOR CEA

The JBLC has arranged a 20/20 clinic with OptiGen for DNA testing for CEA, which provides participants with a discount on the cost of the test. This discount is available until 10th May, and to take advantage you will require a unique code. The JBLC are running a testing clinic at NEBCC championship show in May, but those not able to attend the show can still take part.

The easiest way to obtain sample for DNA testing is via a cheek swab, however it is vital that the correct procedure is followed in order to obtain a suitable sample. Failure to do so will result in the swab being unsuitable for analysis and the added cost of repeating the test.

The cost of the OptiGen test itself is around $180 - minus the agreed discount of 20% plus a further 5% discount if you fill in the OptiGen forms online

If you are interested in taking part here's how:

If you are attending NEBCOL OR MIDSHIRES CHAMPIONSHIP Shows 2015:

• Contact Liz Gault tel: 01505 842462 (lochbarra@btinternet.com). Liz will provide you with the unique code required to obtain the discount.

• Fill out the forms on the OptiGen website (optigen.com) - we recommend that you read the 'Tips for successful online entry' on the OptiGen website to ensure you have all the correct information to hand before starting.

• Print off the forms and bring them and your dog to NEBCOL or MIDSHIRES CHAMPIONSHIP Shows 2015. Your dogs microchip will be verified and your dog will be swabbed by a vet and the forms countersigned.

• We will arrange for all the swabs collected at the show to be sent to OptiGen.

If you are not attending NEBCC show

• Contact Liz Gault tel: 01505 842462 (lochbarra@btinternet.com). Liz will provide you with the unique code required to obtain the discount and will send out swabs.

• Fill out the forms on the OptiGen website (optigen.com) - we recommend that you read the 'Tips for successful online entry' on the OptiGen website to ensure you have all the correct information to hand before starting.

• Print off the forms and swab your dog NB follow the procedure as given on the OptiGen website or arrange for your vet to do this. You will need another person to sign your form, confirming the dogs identity.

• Send your swabs to OptiGen as soon as possible - we recommended using Royal Mail International tracker service OR get someone who is going to NEBCC to bring them to the show ( but do not take the swabs more than a couple of days before the show)

Note: We are only able to arrange for a total of 50 dogs to be DNA tested, so first come first served! We may, however, run further clinics if demand is high.

Should you wish to have your dog blood tested rather than using swabs, OR if you have any other queries, please contact Liz Gault for further advice - note that for those not attending NEBCOL or MIDSHIRES shows there will be the additional costs of blood sampling and postage.

JBLC CEA Statement 2014

JBLC_CEA_Statement_2014_.docx_.doc

New DNA testing scheme for Bearded Collies

NEW_DNA_TESTING_SCHEME_FOR_BEARDED_COLLIES_(1).pdf

Statement on CEA in Bearded Collies from the Joint Breed Liaison Committee

CEA_FINAL_REPORT011213.doc

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