By Robette Johns Donna’s story highlights the fact that no matter how careful we are or how many times we tell our vet clinic our Collie is MDR1 mutant/mutant, it’s never enough. To give you a little background on the MDR1 journey, one of Pati Merrill’s memorable stories about “Getting to Know You”, in the [...]
The Collie Health Foundation has had an extraordinarily long and strong working relationship with OptiGen Labs. After OptiGen was purchased by Wisdom Health, a division of MARS, I was extremely worried. I was able to talk with Sue Pearce Kelling not to long after the announcement was made, Sue set up a time where I [...]
Part I – Where to Test (AKA the Lab) Not all labs are alike. Until we have universal standards, you as the breeder need to rely on someone you trust to tell you what testing agency might be right for your breed of dog. Consider the following: You are getting ready to breed Lassie and [...]
You Think Figuring Out Health Testing is Too Hard? I have heard a lot of complaints lately about how difficult it is to figure out heath testing and applying for subsidies. I was really taken aback by this. Since the Collie Health foundation has multiple purposes, and one is education, this hit me hard. When [...]
Still a Breeder’s Nightmare? Many things have changed since I wrote my first article almost twenty years ago, but many other things have not. Over the years, I have continued to learn things about DMS in Collies and in people. I hope this helps you as a Collie breeder, owner and fancier to be more [...]
YouTube Video - Rediscovered video of the first CHF Gathering at Sunnybank Click the CC on the bottom right for Closed Captioning once you start the video.
YouTube Video - Collie Health Foundation Seminar on Hip & Elbow Dysplasia, OFA and Pennhip Click the CC on the bottom right for Closed Captioning once you start the video.
Collaborating on the Greatest Needs in Canine Health 11/01/2018 Author: Sharon M. Albright, DVM CCRT The AKC Canine Health Foundation’s vision is to address the health needs of all dogs across their entire lifetime by focusing on their physical, mental, and social well-being. That’s a lot of science to cover! So how does AKC Canine Health [...]
Length variations within the Merle retrotransposon of canine PMEL: Correlating genotype with phenotype Sarah C. Murphy, Jacquelyn M. Evans, Kate L. Tsai and Leigh Anne Clark Email authorView ORCID ID profile Mobile DNA20189:26 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13100-018-0131-6 © The Author(s). 2018 Received: 5 June 2018 Accepted: 27 July 2018 Published: 3 August 2018 This is the scientific published article from Mobile DNA 2018 about The Genetics of Merle Patterns in Dogs READ MORE - https://mobilednajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13100-018-0131-6
The genetics of merle coat patterns in dogs Merle coat patterns, prevalent in breeds like Dachshunds, Great Danes, and Collies, can vary greatly. In this blog, researchers from Clemson University examined how these coat pattern varieties differ on the genetic level. Sarah Murphy & Leigh Anne Clark 3 Aug 2018 Sarah Murphy, B.S. is a graduate [...]