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How to Participate in Pigmentary Uveitis Research

How to Participate in Pigmentary Uveitis Research Dogs 12+ years old with normal eyes Print/Download the PDF A message from Dr Townsend: “A critical current need for the research to find the gene causing Golden Retriever pigmentary uveitis is DNA from older dogs that are unaffected with the condition. The best way to be sure [...]

Experts Answer Pigmentary Uveitis Questions

Experts Answer Pigmentary Uveitis Questions Print/Download the PDF There has been a great deal of discussion regarding pigmentary uveitis since it was first described as a disease of Golden Retrievers (Sapienza et al, 2000). The Health and Genetics Committee recommends yearly eye exams and online recording of eye exams for a lifetime in Golden Retrievers who have [...]

Pigmentary Uveitis Letter to Owners

Pigmentary Uveitis Letter to Owners Print/Download PDF Leading experts in pigmentary uveitis recommend annual eye examinations for all Golden Retrievers, beginning in young adulthood (see eyes-health) These regular screenings may play an important role in preventive health care because early diagnosis and treatment of pigmentary uveitis may prevent or delay the most serious complications of the disease. However, [...]

Health Resource Links

Print/Download PDF Non-profit Foundations Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF)   http://goldenretrieverfoundation.org/ AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF)   http://akcchf.org/ Morris Animal Foundation (MAF)   http://morrisanimalfoundation.org/ Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)   http://offa.org/ Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF)   http://web.vmdb.org/home/    Veterinary Medical Societies (Search for a Specialist) American Veterinary Medical Association   https://www.avma.org/Pages/home.aspx American College of Veterinary Behaviorists   http://www.dacvb.org/ American College of Veterinary [...]

Participating in Research: General Tips and Information

Participating in Research: General Tips and Information When a beloved Golden is diagnosed with a serious disease, it is an extremely traumatic time for the whole family. However, many owners take comfort in knowing that blood and/or tissue samples submitted to research studies may be able to help reduce, prevent, or treat that same disease [...]

Health Screenings for the Parents of a Litter

Health Screenings for the Parents of a Litter Print/Download PDF All prospective puppy buyers want their new puppy to have the best possible chance for a long and healthy life, and regular veterinary care is important toward achieving that goal. But in addition, the risks for many significant health issues can be greatly reduced through [...]

Health & Research

Health & Research A. Before You Buy: Introduction to Golden Retriever Health Health Screening for the Parents of a Litter (hips, elbows, eyes, heart) Improving the Odds for Obtaining a Healthy Golden Puppy Understanding Cancer in Golden Retrievers Introduction to Pigmentary Uveitis Effects of Early Spay or Neuter in Golden Retrievers B. For New Owners, [...]

Selecting a Breeder

Selecting a Breeder Expectations and Questions to Ask All puppies are hard to resist, and “cute” can cloud judgement, so it’s usually wise to learn about the breeder and the litter by phone or email before planning a visit. This document should help guide your evaluation, and may be printed to take notes initially when [...]

Health Issues – Introduction (Section A)

Health Issues - Introduction A. Before You Buy: Introduction to Golden Retriever Health Health Screening for the Parents of a Litter (hips, elbows, eyes, heart) Improving the Odds for Obtaining a Healthy Golden Puppy Understanding Cancer in Golden Retrievers Introduction to Pigmentary Uveitis Effects of Early Spay or Neuter in Golden Retrievers Used with permission from [...]
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