Will owners really post EIC results in OFA?
I was looking up some info for another person in OFA and decided to run a report for PRA results. We have a somewhat similar problem with PRA in Labradors as with EIC in that test results are not automatically posted by the testing company. I was really stunned at the results of the report. Only 242 dogs have had results submitted to OFA and the test has been out for years. Of those, only 24 dogs are displayed as carriers and there are NO reports for affected dogs at all!
It seems that the DNA testing is like a lot of other areas of dogs - people only want to brag about their good stuff and hide the less glamourous. If we are going to deal with these genetic disorders, we certainly have to be more open with our information than it looks like we have been. I hope the trend will change with EIC reporting.