Each year we offer different types of health testing depending on the Pumifest location. However the DNA Blood Draw is offered every year. This year we will have 2 events, the usual DNA Blood Bank blood draw and a blood draw for the Optimal Selection™ Canine Genetic Breeding Analysis.
Optimal Selection™ Canine Genetic Breeding Analysis
Mars Veterinary has partnered with Genoscoper Laboratories® of Finland to provide breeders with comprehensive health tests. Mars Veterinary has a test that screens for multiple diseases and traits while also evaluating genetic diversity. Additionally, disease test results are accepted by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) listing.
The Optimal Selection Breeder Analysis provides:
- Results for 150+ genetic diseases, reported in terms of known relevance to the specific breed evaluated.
- Testing for more than 20 traits including coat colors, coat types, and morphology.
- Genetic diversity information for the tested dog, the overall breed population, and related breed groups.
Mars Veterinary has offered the HPCA a $25 discount off their normal $129.99 price for the first 25 Pumik who sign up for this test which will be administered at Pumifest. In addition, the HPCA will provide a $15 rebate to all owners who share their Optimal Selection report with the HPCA Health Committee. This information will also assist the HPCA to understand the genetic diversity of the breed from the aggregated data. You may remember that Mars Veterinary already has a number of Pumik in their database from blood drawn at the 2012 Pumifest in Corvallis, OR. You may sign up for this test when registering for the Pumifest events.
CHIC DNA Blood Draw
We are creating a DNA repository for our breed which will be stored by the OFA Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) Program for future use by researchers looking for genes for particular hereditary diseases. When they want to do research, they will have access to blood (i.e. DNA) from a number of dogs. This has already proven useful in determining that there were Pumik that were carriers of Degenerative Myelopathy in the US.
The cost is normally $20 plus a vet visit to have this done. CHIC is subsidizing half the cost, so the total cost to you for each dog is only $10. This is a wonderful opportunity for our breed. It will provide a DNA repository for any health problems that may surface in the Pumi. (This program shouldn’t be confused with AKC’s DNA identification program, which is separate, not a repository, and also a good idea for fool-proof identification of your dog of the offspring of your dogs.)
This link www.offa.org/chicdnabank.html will give you more information.
You can pay for the blood draw from the Pumifest Registration page, but you must send the following to Health Committee Chair, Karen Tria, prior to Pumifest:
- DNA Application & Health History (download and fill out)
- 3 generation pedigree of your dog
If you don’t have a 3 generation pedigree, you can order one from AKC or get it from your dog’s breeder. Submit to Karen Tria via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Karen Tria, 30 Ray Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Questions on any of this may be directed to Karen, as well.
If you don’t remember if your dog has contributed some of his blood, below is the list of dogs that have donated.
If Your Pumi Has Already Donated Blood to the Blood Bank
You only need to donate once for each Pumi. However, if your dog has DNA banked in the CHIC DNA Repository and has had any significant health status changes since filling out the original health survey, please remember to email the OFA with updates. Include the dog’s name/number, as well as any updated diagnosis. As the number of researchers interested in this resource continues to increase, it is important to keep the health histories up to date, as that is typically the primary selection criteria for supplying samples to a given research proposal. Email updates to: email@example.com.
Pumik That Have Already Donated
|Abiqua Aliz||Blueridge Vista Elektra||Greenfarms Tapestry Trace|
|Abiqua Bodri||Blueridge Vista Elod||Greenfarms Texas Thistle|
|Abiqua Cinke||Blueridge Vista Emma||Hegyvidek-Eke Facer|
|Abiqua Dogos Csupasz||Blueridge Vista Eperke||Hegyvidek-Eke Himes|
|Abiqua Duci||Blueridge Vista Erod||Indianapolis Pooh|
|Abiqua Flota||Blueridge Vista Eszti||Kaffogo Agyag|
|Abiqua Gabi||Blueridge Vista Ete||Karizma N Trisong’s Naughty By Nature|
|Abiqua Herceg||Blueridge Vista Fanciska||Karizma N Wright’s Lucio Runs With Rhythm|
|Abiqua Heves||Blueridge Vista Flora||Karizma’s Double Trouble|
|Abiqua Iharos||Blueridge Vista Fruska||Karizma’s Grace Under Fire|
|Abiqua Jatekos||Blueridge Vista Furge||Karizma’s Masquerade Of Innocence|
|Abiqua Juci||Bohemia Vivace Ash||Karizma’s Shadow Of Superstition|
|Abiqua Malna||Braviary Big Ben||Karizma’s Walking The Tightrope|
|Abiqua Nebulo||Catskill Apacatancos Anka||Kemences Barita Almaspite|
|Abiqua Nudli||Catskill Battyogo Bikfic||Kemences Barita Aranygaluska|
|Abiqua Ocsi||Catskill Becsi Barsony||Klipsan Calgary|
|Abiqua Odavisz||Catskill Bocskoros Baka Otter||Lake Sumter Ema|
|Abiqua Opal||Catskill Csacsogo Celerina||Mariell De Marque Fabel Fylgia Barn|
|Akinnaz Knixa||Catskill Csatakos Csoma||Mayalu’s Bartek|
|Amerikai Sophie||Catskill Csendes Csobanka||Menesvolgyi Raplis Jojo|
|Baltoy Bold Beezum||Catskill Csipos Csuzli||Nyirsegfia Fuge|
|Blacksheep Caught in the Crossfire||Catskill Csucsai Csinszka||Nyirsegria Cserfes|
|Blueridge Vista Abrand||Cseresznyeskerti-Csalfa Ugyes||Pattogo Parazs Buda|
|Blueridge Vista Adaz||Cseri-Subas Amal||Pilisi-Kocos Jeles|
|Blueridge Vista Csango||Cseri-Subas Edes||Pusztasarja Derek|
|Blueridge Vista Csatar||Csunyatelepi Kincses||Szimfonia Alida Furge|
|Blueridge Vista Csendes||Cuidado Tallyho Tardos||Szimfonia Allo Ovacio|
|Blueridge Vista Csillag||Cuidado Ultimate Urak||Szimfonia Amerikai Csilla|
|Blueridge Vista Csoban||Cuidado Upbeat Ugro||Szimfonia Anemi Zephryos|
|Blueridge Vista Csoda||Cypress Bay’s Alpar||Szimfonia Beata|
|Blueridge Vista Csuzli||Cypress Bay’s Atilla||Szimfonia Csengo Hangu|
|Blueridge Vista Dalos||Danbaroh Getredi Here I Come||Szimfonia Sofia|
|Blueridge Vista Derus||De La Ville Aux Trois Vallees Electra||Thistlestone’s Silverado|
|Blueridge Vista Dobos||Felallo Fulu Fruska||Twister’s Goblin|
|Blueridge Vista Drava||Galla-Hegyi Gomboc||Vidam Kertesz Dorgo|
|Blueridge Vista Duna||Galla-Hegyi Nyiko||Vidam Kertesz Gyongy|
|Blueridge Vista Eber||Greenfarms Abacogal Of Guana||Vidam Kertesz Vedelmezoje|
|Blueridge Vista Edes||Greenfarms Amusing Suzie||Vidam Kertesz Zeneje|
|Blueridge Vista Eger||Greenfarms Athleticism||Yippy-Yi-Yea Giddy-Up-Go|
|Blueridge Vista Egres||Greenfarms Silhouette|