Originally Posted by Chasidy Lavender
Nope. This is what you said.
Then your post above (couple posts above this one, which you have edited) said that your "question" did not get answered. When the original question was asked (6 days ago on your "Eye Test" post) I posted Optigen's website. I bumped it up about 30 minutes ago but now I see that since I bumped it, you have deleted that post.
It's ~$38/dog at the doc's office for me currently. Look for clinics, and you'll find they will be MUCH cheaper ($20-25 around here at shows or club clinics) because the club hosting the clinic acts as the doc's staff that day-- usually at their own location so the overhead is suddenly out of the picture. I personally filled out all 61 CERF forms last month for my club's clinic. It was ~20+ volunteered hours on my part to organize it, but you maybe can understand why we do it. Makes others very happy... ;)
Originally Posted by Chasidy Lavender
FC Blackwater's Last Resort "Finn"
PRA Normal\clear Results have been sent to OFA should be up in next week or two.
Rough Waters Blew By You. PRA Normal
Optigen Discount Days coming up in June.
This is a great savings. I used this last year to do my girl. You do not have to use it right away either. Just purchase it during the time frame to get the savings. You can send in the swabs any time.
Pleasant Pine;s Hidden Treasure, SH, WCX
Optigen A - PRA clear
FC/AFC Land Ahoy x Peakebrooke's Tiger's Eye, QAA
F.CH Calm Be Fore The Storm
PRA- clear (sire now tested:carrier)
I have a website for Chessies that includes a pedigree database. The pedigrees include all health clearances, including ones like PRA, EIC, etc. One can search the database and get a list of all dogs with EIC clearances, for instance, or an OFA number, or a particular title. The list of names then has links off it to pedigrees, litters, half-sibs, and so forth.
Would a database of this type be of interest to other retriever breeds? I am thinking about including similar databases for other retriever breeds to the site and broadening the audience somewhat, as the informational pages apply to almost all breeds, but retrievers, especially.
Informational pages cover basic genetic principles, individual pages for health topics, links and forms for obtaining health clearances, and so forth. Still, I think most people use the site just for the database, lol!
The tests are much cheaper done at a "20/20 Clinic" and when you do more than one test, at such clinics you get a 45% discount on each test! We have had Labs participate in the past doing the RD and prcd-PRA tests. That brings the cost of the prcd-PRA test (usually $195) to just a bit over $100. The RD/OS test normally $160, comes out at just under $100. Using the clinic is close to getting a "two-fer".
Originally Posted by ErinsEdge
Anyone in the Atlanta area can take advantage of this at the GRCA National Specialty clinic! We can take all breeds for our DNA-testing clinic. And the blood draw and shipping are also free at the GRCA clinic. (Breeds other than Goldens can NOT be sent direct to Optigen & get the clinic discount ... however, there is a convoluted way to do that. If interested, contact me direct at G.Clinchy@Gmail.com).
If you are interested in sending a DNA sample to the OFA DNA repository, this can also be done. For this, you will have to pay a $20 fee to OFA. The fee for Goldens is paid by The Golden Retriever Foundation.
Blood draws will be done at the Fied Trial Welcome Banquet and for 2 days at the show site, between 10 AM - 3 PM. You can find more detailed information on this on the RTF "Event Forum".
Like WRL, I don't do the DNA testing until AFTER hips and elbows. I do physical eye exams and heart exams earlier when clinics are available.
I urge all Golden owners who have done DNA testing on their dogs to visit www.GoldenDNA.org and take advantage of the free service of recording their dogs' DNA test results. Listings are welcome for ALL DNA tests available for Goldens: prcd-PRA, GR_PRA1, and Ichthyosis.
Originally Posted by Lisa Van Loo