VCLE – Vesicular Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in Dogs

2019-05-03T14:32:07-04:00

Vesicular Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in Dogs Introduction Vesicular cutaneous lupus erythematosus (VCLE) is a variant form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) that affects predominantly adult rough collies, Shetland sheepdogs and Border collies. Distinctive cutaneous lesions consist of annular, polycyclic and/or serpiginous erosions and ulcerations, primarily affecting the axillae, ventral abdomen and groin with frequent involvement [...]

VCLE – Vesicular Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in Dogs2019-05-03T14:32:07-04:00

AKC CHF Parent Club Meeting 2017

2019-05-03T15:30:09-04:00

AKC CHF Parent Club Meeting 2017 Genetic Predisposition to Infection by Dr. Urs Giger Abstract: Dogs with antimicrobial resistant, unresponsive, or unusual infections are due to a primary hereditary immunodeficiency disorder. The microbial host defense can be weakened by secondary or acquired diseases (injury, endocrinopathy, cancer or co-infection) or primary inherited disorders that affect the [...]

AKC CHF Parent Club Meeting 20172019-05-03T15:30:09-04:00

Dog’s Best Friend

2019-05-04T12:31:28-04:00

A geneticist makes strides in understanding a complex disorder affecting canines and humans. By Clinton Colmenares “Lassie, come home!” But first, Clemson genetics researcher Leigh Anne Clark, would like to get a cheek swab to study your genes. Anyone who has had a 5-pound Yorkie or 90-pound Lab nudge her hand, requesting a scratch under [...]

Dog’s Best Friend2019-05-04T12:31:28-04:00

Dermatomyositis

2021-01-24T12:33:49-05:00

Dermatomyositis: A Breeder’s Nightmare – Thoughts from a Breeder* By Robette Johns This article is to help breeders understand more about Dermatomyositis, (DMS). First, it’s not the end of the world. Second, openness about this disease will help other breeders and the Collie Breed. Lastly, if we can recognize that we are in a remarkable time [...]

Dermatomyositis2021-01-24T12:33:49-05:00

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

2019-04-24T15:27:22-04:00

WHAT IS OFA? by Gayle Kaye OFA stands for Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. It was founded in 1966 as a private “not for profit” foundation. Originally the purpose of the organization was to "provide a standardized evaluation for hip dysplasia and to serve as a data base for control of hip dysplasia through selective breeding." [...]

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals2019-04-24T15:27:22-04:00

Hip Dysplasia

2019-04-24T15:45:16-04:00

HIP DYSPLASIA by Gayle Kaye Hip Dysplasia is an abnormal formation of the hip socket and in its more severe form it can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. Hip dysplasia is one of the most common skeletal diseases seen in dogs and it is one of the most studied veterinary [...]

Hip Dysplasia2019-04-24T15:45:16-04:00

PennHIP

2019-04-24T15:46:07-04:00

See the PennHip downloadable PDF brochure here!

PennHIP2019-04-24T15:46:07-04:00

Degenerative Myelopathy

2019-04-25T07:48:32-04:00

Degenerative Myelopathy - the other DM that can affect Collies... By Nancy Kelso, DVM Degenerative Myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord that causes weakness, and eventually inability to walk in the rear legs. It has long been know to exist in German Shepherds, Corgis and over 50 breeds. It has long been [...]

Degenerative Myelopathy2019-04-25T07:48:32-04:00

Multidrug Sensitivity

2019-04-25T07:50:18-04:00

Multidrug Sensitivity By Sue Floyd, VMD Some dog breeds are more sensitive to certain drugs than other breeds. Collies and related breeds, for instance, can have a genetic predisposition to adverse drug reactions involving many different drugs. These drug sensitivities result from a mutation in the multidrug resistance gene (MDR1 gene.) Dogs with the mutant [...]

Multidrug Sensitivity2019-04-25T07:50:18-04:00

Testing 101

Health Testing is Too Hard?

The CHF made it easier for you to request codes.

request your test codes - clicks to contact form request

Click the picture of the rough blue puppy which is on every page under “Test Your Collie”. A form pops up for you to fill out. Once you are done, hit send!

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Testing 201

Where to Test
What to Test For & Why
How to Educate Yourself

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