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  1. Hi Eileen, What info is being used to estimate the prevalence rate? It seems that few Border Collie breeders, especially working breeders, are testing for MDR1. Up till the beginning of this year, I believed--as do or did many others--that MDR1 did not seem to exist in Border Collies. Five of my dogs have been tested for it, only because it was part of a package deal; if I'd had to pay separately, I doubt that I'd have tested for it. They were all N/N, which simply reinforced what I already believed--up till a few months ago. Thanks!
  2. You're welcome. You may also be thinking of something like the one below, which is user-submitted and mostly KC dogs. There's a statistics chart on each page for CEA, NCL, and TNS, and if you click on the country for each disease's page, you'll get a list of the specific dogs. The page claims to be updated quarterly but I am not sure that's still true. http://bordercolliehealth.com/CEAdatabase.html
  3. Riika, for USA dogs, the OFA site is a place to start: http://www.ofa.org/stats.html#breed
  4. Mark, are you trying to say there has been no progress on this in the three-and-a-half, nearly four years since the above paper was published? Posting links without explanation or dialogue leave me kind of scratching my head as to what point you're trying to make. Plain speech is best for the the clearest understanding for most average folks like me, and then no one has to guess. Thanks!
  5. Hi Mark, It seems as though you are saying the results from the preliminary test will not be valid. Are you referring only to the "exceptional" outcome results? The projectDOG website says, Most Cases, Most Outcomes -The DNA test tracks 5 linked DNA variants. -These variants are usually co-inherited. -When that happens, the test result is definitive. -Even though the causal mutation is not known. Reliability & Validity -- Same as other DNA tests (Emphasis, and any typos, are mine.) The "Rare Cases, Exceptional Outcomes" are the ones reported on the page as "R
  6. I'm definitely under that impression, Maralynn. I'm testing all of mine, none of whom are going to be bred going forward.
  7. Early Adult Onset Deafness (EAOD) is an inherited deafness that strikes Border Collies in their prime (3-7 yrs). Dogs begin life with normal hearing, and go deaf in adulthood. Research attempting to isolate the gene(s) that cause this condition has been ongoing, and a preliminary DNA test is now available through projectDOG! Contained within the short sequence of DNA that causes EAOD are five mutations close to one another. Each could conceivably alter gene function and produce deafness. It is probable that only one of these mutations is the true cause of EAOD. The current preliminary test
  8. I have the Booster Bath as well, the version that came with a ramp and also pedestals that go under the legs of the tub if I wanted it to be higher (the pedestals I have look different than what's on the website now). When I first got it, I had some issues with the water pressure popping the sprayer completely off the end of the hose when I used the twisty on/off thing on the nozzle...replaced something or other with a part from the local hardware store, and don't have the issue any more. I have wished about a thousand times that the tub was deeper/sides were higher. There's a very good ch
  9. I understand, and perhaps I didn't choose my words carefully. I suppose I meant, each submission of a list of pups born at a certain date, of a particular mating. But, since you reminded me that the pups aren't always registered at the same time or on the same application form, maybe it would be more complicated to identify "litters" versus individual pups than I expected. Thank you for answering the question! (PS, it's always baffled me how breeders put up with AKC getting money TWICE for the same dog; first in "litter" registration and again in individual dog registration...unless th
  10. I was thrilled to hear that this list was going to become a reality! But when I heard that the "trigger point" is 30 pups (which does seem a lot to me) I immediately wondered (somewhat like Mum24dog) how that might negatively impact the "right" breeders who happened to have three large litters of 10? While it wouldn't be usual or expected for three litters to all have 10 pups each, it doesn't seem that the odds are extraordinary, either. I re-read the thread and did not see this question answered: Is it known how the number of 30 pups was decided upon? I am not in favor of volume production, b
  11. I didn't see this post right away, but I'm glad you mentioned it Maralynn! I noticed that the dimensions of same-style RTK crates varied depending on what webpage I was looking at, so I emailed Ruff Tough for clarity, and here is what one of the sales/customer service folks replied: "...it appears that the dimensions listed on our website are a bit off. Our apologies for that and we will get it corrected. I just measured the two [large] in my office and the large double door exterior is 35 x 22 x 26, interior is 31 1/4 x 22 x 25. The large exterior is 34 1/4 x 22 x 26, interior is 33 1
  12. In answer to Ruth's question in the other topic, I have three Midwest Day Tripper soft crates that I use for indoors when leaving the dogs crated in the car is unsafe due to weather or locale. They are pretty cheaply made but I love how flat they fold (about 1-1 1/2" wide), and am disappointed that they were discontinued. Midwest's "replacement" product, the Canine Camper Sportable, and any others with similar frames fold up at least twice as wide as the Day Tripper, and when I bought a Sportable to try, the frame got stuck on my very first test set up and bent as I tried to disengage it. Perh
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