Martha E Hoffman
CHIC DNA Banking Project
Sponsored by the Collie Health Foundation, Inc.
Calling all Collies!
CHIC (Canine Health Information Center) is sponsored by AKC/Canine Health Foundation and Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. Contributing to this project will be one of the most important things you can do to preserve the future of the Collie breed. With the gene pool of all purebred dogs shrinking, breeders need to make health testing the cornerstone of their breeding program. With your help, we will have a DNA bank that all approved researchers will have access to when they need samples for genetic research projects. As a donor, you will have access to your dog’s DNA when new tests become available. By banking blood samples, DNA will be extracted from the blood and then held at the University of Missouri. OFA believes this process will preserve the DNA forever. Please be a part of helping CHF and AKC/CHF researchers find genetic markers for bloat, epilepsy, cancer, and so many other health issues. Having samples available when new research studies become available will cut down the time for samples to be made available to researchers and lead to positive conclusions much faster.
- CHF will pay the $20 CHIC DNA Banking Fee for all Collies
- CHF will reimburse (with receipts) up to $125 for collection and shipping costs. Please do multiple dogs at a time to keep these costs under control. You are welcome to send healthy dogs in at the same time to be part of the control group.
- CHF will sponsor a DNA collection clinic at the Collie Club of America National Specialty Show in Syracuse in 2020. This will be co‐sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and the American Kennel Club/Canine Health Foundation. Dr. Nancy Kelso DVM will be managing the clinic.