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2015 ASHGI DNA Test and Research Sample Clinic


2015 ASHGI DNA Test and Research Sample Clinic

Sydney Cheek Swabpartner_chicSupport 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.

DNA tests available (cheek swab)

Optigen Tests
We will sample for PRA, CEA    (direct gene test) or any other Optigen test.
Clinic price (20% off) available ONLY with preregistration
through Optigen.
Clinic code:  ASCA15.
Sign-up begins Oct.1

Animal Genetics, Inc. Tests
Download form
Cataract                      $41
CD                                S41
CEA (marker test)     $68
CMR1                           $41
DM                               $45
HUU                             $41
MDR1                           $50
Combo (all of above $180

CHIC                    $5
Download form

Research samples needed
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
Download forms

Border Collie Collapse (U Minn)
NOTE:  This disease, previously called Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC), also affects Aussies.

Samples needed from affected dogs only.

Download forms

Hemangiosarcoma and Lymphoma (NCSU)
Affected dogs  

Sibs, parents, grandparents & offspring of affected dogs

Healthy dogs over 10 years
Download forms 

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.

Clinic location/times
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