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The Long Winding Road of MDR1

2021-08-10T12:24:31-04:00

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 Long Winding Road of MDR12021-08-10T12:24:31-04:00

Why Wisdom Health

2021-08-10T09:53:02-04:00

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 [...]

Why Wisdom Health2021-08-10T09:53:02-04:00

Collie Health Testing 201

2021-08-10T09:54:20-04:00

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 [...]

Collie Health Testing 2012021-08-10T09:54:20-04:00

Collie Health Testing 101*

2021-08-10T12:20:36-04:00

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 [...]

Collie Health Testing 101*2021-08-10T12:20:36-04:00

Dermatomyositis (DMS) in 2019

2021-08-10T09:16:09-04:00

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 [...]

Dermatomyositis (DMS) in 20192021-08-10T09:16:09-04:00

CHF Seminar on Hip & Elbow Dysplasia, OFA and Pennhip

2019-08-05T16:18:34-04:00

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.

CHF Seminar on Hip & Elbow Dysplasia, OFA and Pennhip2019-08-05T16:18:34-04:00

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

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

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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