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The sire of my dog is "EIC clear by percentage" and the dam of my dog is EIC "Clear".

First what does EIC clear by percentage mean vs. EIC clear? and Second is there a chance my dog is a carrier or affected?

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It's not EIC clear by "percentage". It's EIC clear by "parentage"

EIC clear by "parentage" means both parents were tested "EIC clear" so all offspring produced by that mating should be "EIC clear".
 

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Hmm I like the Idea of Clear by parentage, but Still think that if you are going to breed the dogs, they should both still be tested for EIC, and have their results, confirmed. It might be a double check, especially when Breeding to a confirmed clear perhaps unnecessary, but I like to see both certificates. If it's CNM status I would also want the clear by parentage confirmed. And I'll test my dogs, later regardless.
 

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It's not EIC clear by "percentage". It's EIC clear by "parentage"

EIC clear by "parentage" means both parents were tested "EIC clear" so all offspring produced by that mating should be "EIC clear".
Thank you for the clarification. You are right, I completely misread that... more than once I might add. :(
 

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It's not EIC clear by "percentage". It's EIC clear by "parentage"

EIC clear by "parentage" means both parents were tested "EIC clear" so all offspring produced by that mating should be "EIC clear".
It might also mean that the sire and dam of the litter were "clear by parentage" too, and weren't tested.
 

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A vet should not have to sedate a dog for a blood draw and Univ. of MN also accepts cheek swabs for testing. Shouldn't be much more expensive than a regular office visit.
 

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yes double checking is a good idea, as there have been mistakes made in the testing process of genetic diseases. My friend has a two certificates on one dog. one says clear one says carrier for CNM. DDC said they mixed up the results of two dogs after he called them up and asked why he had a different result. Luckily he had previously tested his dog thru Alfort and was just doing a test for EIC and included the CNM again just for kicks. He is the only person I know that has had a dog tested twice so it makes you wonder what the percentage of mistakes is... Human error can occur in any test in any company.
 

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Have you met my dog when he's at the vet? :)

The reason he was sedated, as I said, was for what turned out to be a blocked tear duct. They wanted to pull the third eyelid back to be sure there was no debris (i.e. seeds) under it causing the irritation and inflammation, so rather than doing a second office visit, they did both procedures at the same time. I would rather have my dog calm while the vet is poking around near his eyes with instruments, but maybe that's just me....
Yep, I read he was sedated for working on the tear duct and i agree with your desires to have a sedated dog when poking around the eyes... but your original post seemed to infer that to draw blood for an EIC test the dog had to be sedated and you were covering both at the same time.

Wasn't dissing you... just pointing out that a cheek swab also works and you don't always have to sedate a dog to draw blood...

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On a side note, does anybody else ever have their pup wear their e-collar to the vet? I have done this before with a young pup, maybe given one or 2 light nics to snap them into control and maintain a high standard, even at the vet. A "sit nick sit" when getting out of hand here or there just to let them know the rules still apply...

My girl is now very calm and pretty controled at the vet.

The other side of the coin, certainly do not want to develop a fear of the vet in the dog. that would really suck to have a pup that is fearful of the vet.
 

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On a side note, does anybody else ever have their pup wear their e-collar to the vet? I have done this before with a young pup, maybe given one or 2 light nics to snap them into control and maintain a high standard, even at the vet. A "sit nick sit" when getting out of hand here or there just to let them know the rules still apply...

My girl is now very calm and pretty controled at the vet.

The other side of the coin, certainly do not want to develop a fear of the vet in the dog. that would really suck to have a pup that is fearful of the vet.

Yes, mine wore his collar but I never needed to carry the transmitter into the office with me.
 
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