Last week was a busy week for me. We had some good results back from health tests.
Gucci is officially Glaucoma - Clear. I took her to the Animal Health trust at New market, the small animal centre. They are very helpful and its well worth having done. Glaucoma is NOT a required health test for Hungarian Vizsla with the Kennel club of Great Britain.
The Hungarian Vizlsa is on Schedule B. Their are two Schedules A & B. If your dog breed appears on Schedule A then it is a required health test. If it is on B it is not required but they are noting their are now more and more cases of Glaucoma in UK Vizsla. They have no intentions of moving Vizsla to Schedule A at the moment. But they are grateful to breeders who go along and test their dogs as they believe the clear dogs should be bred from and not effected. It is a visual eye test. So a magnifying lens is put on the dogs eye ball and the vet looks in the eye for Glaucoma. One day this may well be a DNA test, but that is many years away.
We also did 2 DNA tests last week. For HUU in Hungarian Vizsla. In the past this test was available for Wire Haired Vizsla, and it is a required test for Wires. But it became available for shorts as well.
Gucci is clear of HUU & Tango is clear of HUU.
Genetics are easier for me to understand now than ever before. With the aid of health tests we can eliminate dog health issues. With out tests however we can not and their lays the problem.
Mrs Rachel Savage