Health and Genetics
Current issues, surveys, ongoing programs, and links to pertinent articles and organizations.
Is your Border "CHIC"
More than 1000 Border Terriers are currently listed in the CHIC Database.
Click here to view the current list (alphabetical).
The linked spread sheet contains information on some of the Clinical Trials that are being conducted.
They are organized by University/Institution.
Where possible we have tried to eliminate trials that would exclude dogs the size of Border Terriers.
This is a fluid field and new trials become available and others finish over time.
In looking for a clinical trial, look at the University/Institution near you to see if they have an appropriate one.
Please read the article in the Borderline that discusses things you as a dog owner need to consider before participation in any clinical trial.
Canine Influenza -- February 2016
Canine Influenza -- Latest Update
Canine Influenza -- Update and Information
Canine Influenza -- Precautions and Risk Factors
- LATEST CECS UPDATE
- JANUARY 2016 (pdf)
- CECS UPDATE
FROM DR. GARY JOHNSON, University of Missouri 9/11/13 (pdf)
Letter from Dr Gary Johnson regarding the current state of his research and a request.
- Want a Way to Donate For Border Terrier Health?
If you want to give a donation for health - a donation to the Border Terrier Club of America Donor Advised Fund at the AKC Canine Health Foundation would be appropriate.
Donations need to be marked for the Border Terrier Club of America DAF - and if they are in honor of or memory of, that can be stated. If in Honor of, name and address of the honoree can be given, and they will be told that the fund has received a donation
To donate to the DAF the money should be sent to AKC Canine Health Foundation,
- The BTCA Health Committee makes recommendations to the BTCA Board of directors on those AKC CHF Grants that we feel would best help the health of Border Terriers.
- Our Donor advised fund (DAF) is then used to help fund those grants. AKCCHF is a 501c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.
- Our DAF is funded from individual donations made by Border Terrier owners and friends, and by the Border Terrier Club of America, and from the Purina Partnership program.
- Our DAF has funded a number of grants, most partially, but some completely.
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 900061
Raleigh, NC 27675-9061
- The AKC Canine Health Foundation has APPROVED the ACORN grant to search for the cause of Border Terrier leukodystrophy "shaking puppy syndrome"
Dr Dennis O'Brien and his colleagues have had the Border Terrier samples in the queue to run the SNP chips just waiting for the go-ahead. Now that they have the funds, they can get that done right away. They will also get working on the whole genome sequence analysis of an affected dog. They have improved the computer algorithm that they will use to dig through that data to find the one change that is the culprit.
If they can identify additional affected pups while they are working on this, it will add power to their study and increase their chances of success. Please contact them (They will maintain confidentiality) if you think you have an affected pup. The more samples, the better.
Dennis O'Brien DVM PhD
Professor of Neurology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Missouri
- New Eye Certification Registry!
Visit the OFA website www.ofa.org and find out about the new eye registry (ECR). The site explains what it is and how it relates to CERF. Since the new one is the one supported by ACVO (American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists), ECR is likely to be the one to use from now on.