Support the CHIC DNA Bank!
Through it’s Canine Health Information Center (CHIC), the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) maintains a DNA bank of samples from purebred dogs which are available for research. Lack of samples too frequently prevents important research from moving forward. You can help by providing samples and information on your dogs to CHIC and OFA.
$5 per dog (regularly $20) underwritten by OFA and ASHGI
Clinic Preregistration is now CLOSED!
We accept walk-ups at the event.
Deadline: Sunday October 4
Your dog MUST be presented for sample collection – samples collected elsewhere will not be accepted.
To preregister click here.
We will sample for PRA, CEA (direct gene test) or any other Optigen test.
Clinic price (20% off) available ONLY with preregistration
Clinic code: ASCA15.
Sign-up begins Oct.1
Animal Genetics, Inc. Tests
CEA (marker test) $68
Combo (all of above $180
OFA’s CHIC DNA Bank
Note: Research blood samples collected ONLY Tues.
Oct. 13 from 3:30-6:30pm
Epilepsy (U Minn)
Affected dogs – seizure survey form required
Full- or half-siblings, parents, or offspring of affected dogs
Healthy dogs over 8 years
Border Collie Collapse (U Minn)
NOTE: This disease, previously called Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC), also affects Aussies.
Samples needed from affected dogs only.
Hemangiosarcoma and Lymphoma (NCSU)
Sibs, parents, grandparents & offspring of affected dogs
Healthy dogs over 10 years
We need volunteers!
If you would like to volunteer for one or more two-hour shifts at the clinic, please fill out our volunteer form. In the “Message” space tell us what day(s) and times (9-11am, 11am-1pm, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm) you would like to volunteer.
Place: ASHGI Booth and DNA Swab Clinic, vendor area, conformation building
Dates: Sunday Oct. 11 – Thursday Oct. 15
Times: 9am – 4pm, except Tuesday 9am-2pm) and on Sunday (Noon-4pm)
Blood draw: Show office in the stall area
Tuesday Oct. 13 3:30pm – 6:30pm ONLY