CHF Announcements


The Collie Health Foundation is delighted to announce the creation of a YouTube channel! First up – Dr. Leigh Anne Clark Presentation on Dermatomyositis & Interpreting Risk Assessment Results, from March 29, 2018 at the Collie National in Virginia Beach. Special thanks to Irv and June Krukenkamp, Show Dog Video Pros, for capturing this presentation in such quality and making it possible to share with all!



Early Release of the CHF Summer 2020 Newsletter – Due to COVID-19

There are delays at the printer and we can’t guarantee that there won’t also be delays with the actual mailing. There is a lot of important information in this edition that we want to make sure you don’t miss so the newsletter is now on the CHF website. Inside, among other things, you will find information on the Sunnybank “Gathering in Place,” the jewelry “Raffle for Research”, election results, the President’s Trophy winner, new research grants approved by the Board, and research studies that need participants!

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Now Available on the CHF YouTube Channel “Inherited Eye Disease Relevant to the Collie”

This seminar would have been presented through the Breed’s Education Committee at the 2020 Syracuse National.  We are thrilled that this seminar will go forward with Breed Ed and the great collaboration that the Collie Health Foundation has with Wisdom Heath.

Here is the link for the first Webinar with Sue Pierce Kelling – Optimal Selection – Wellness Health: “Inherited Eye Disease Relevant to the Collie,” I will make sure to get this out to CCA members through constant contact. I will also personally send the information to those who did originally sign up for the seminar.

“Inherited Eye Disease Relevant to the Collie,”

YouTube Channel

Thank you by our hosts Dr. Knox and Patt Caldwell.

Casey Knox, DVM
Translational Veterinary Health Manager
Wisdom Health

Patt Caldwell
MAEL, MSEd Reading Specialist
Member: Collie Club of America, Collie Health Foundation,
Chairperson: Breed Education – Collie Club of America
Central States Collie Club, Chicago Collie Club, Collie Club of Austin

We are happy to be able to offer the following tests at 2021 CCA, Los Angeles County Fairplex, Pomona California. We will need volunteers to help in all testing areas.  Please email Isabel Ososki at silverthreadcollies@prodigy.net

Optimal Selection (TM)

Run by:  Dr. Casey Knox, DVM, Wisdom Health

When:  Wednesday, March 10 – Friday, March 12 – times to be announced

Location:  Collie Health Foundation Table – stop by if you want to sign up for a specific time

Price:  $60  (we are working with Wisdom Health to see if a discount off the $60 can be offered)

Information to bring:  Dog’s Registered Name, AKC #, Microchip # (if applicable), date of birth

Optimal Selection Canin Genetic Breed Analysis


Dermatomyositis (DMS) Risk Assessment

Run by: ???

When:  Wednesday, March 10 – Friday, March 12- times to be announced

Location:  Collie Health Foundation Table – stop by if you want to sign up for a specific time

Price:  to be announced – Swabs will be available to purchase for $4.00/dog at the Membership Table

Information to bring:  Dog’s Registered Name, AKC #, Microchip # (if applicable), date of birth


Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-rcd2)

Run by:  ???

When:  Wednesday, March 10 – Friday, March 12- times to be announced

Location:  Collie Health Foundation Table – stop by if you want to sign up for a specific time

Price:  to be announced – Swabs will be available to purchase for $4.00/dog at the Membership Table

Information to bring:  Dog’s Registered Name, AKC #, Microchip # (if applicable), date of birth


Martha E. Hoffman CHIC/DNA Banking Project

Run by:  Dr. Nancy Kelso, DVM

When:  Wednesday, March 10 – Friday, March 12 – times to be announced

Location:  Collie Health Foundation Table – stop by if you want to sign up for a specific time

Price:  Free to all collies

Forms:  Please bring these forms fully filled out for faster processing https://colliehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CHF-CHIC-DNA-Bank-Application2.pdf

Please note:  This is a blood draw.


Eye Clinic

Run by:

When:

Location:

Price:

Forms:  Will be provided but please have the following information: Registered Name, AKC/Other Registration #, DOB, Microchip #/Tattoo #.  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment time as drops will be administered.  (Drops used lasts about 2-3 hours and does not impair visual abilities)