Finding a BVA eye testing day is pretty hard at the moment due to covid a lot of vets have back logs going back and some still wont run. But thanks to Oxborough ring craft club I was pleased to find they would run a BVA eye testing clinic today and they needed help to run it. The BVA vet was professor Bedford and I went along to help. By giving up our valuable time it gives the opportunity for other fellow show folk to come along and get their dogs eyes tested. Supporting each other in difficult times to get our dogs health tested fully. It ran perfectly with running now with covid guidelines we all adhered to masks, hand sanitiser, and social distancing and limiting people with time slots rather than everyone turning up at once. Thanks to Angie and Jacky for hosting it.
I took my French bulldog cookie who had the yearly bva eye test where they are looking for Cateracts and all sorts and she was given a clear. She will not need another test now as she will only have one more litter before we retire her.
I took 4 Vizsla for Glaucoma testing. This used to be just a clear reading. But now the eyes are graded. I was thrilled with the results.
Chilli who is 11 1/2 had a zero score. I almost wondered if he being old would in fact have such good eyes, but he sure did.
Maisie who is 1 year old had a zero score.
Roux who is 2 years old had a zero score.
Ripley who is 2 years next March had a score of one.
All excellent scores which means all these dogs can be in our breeding program.
Another day will be held at club possibly December time, but this date has not been set yet. I have offered yet again to go along to help. If people dont get the help these events can not run, and will end up being run from vets premises which then will be a much higher fee.
In 2021 I have more dogs which previous glaucoma tests will of run out. The Glaucoma test is 3 yearly. Glaucoma is now a required Kennel club test for Assured breeders.
Mrs Rachel Savage