The link above to Dog World’s web site lists events where a BVA panellist will attend,
allowing many dogs to be examined on one occasion, generally at a lower cost.
Owners of Kennel Club registered dogs must have the relevant documents with them
at the time of testing to qualify for an eye test under the scheme. The panellist
will examine the dog, issue an eye certificate and inform the owner of the result
at the time of examination.
The Large Munsterlander is tested for HC (Hereditary Cataract).
The club believes that encouraging health testing and participating in genetic research
can only benefit the breed, increasing the information available to breeders and
allowing them to make informed choices and breed the healthiest animals possible.
The Animal Health Trust are currently researching the genetics of Hereditary Cataracts
in several breeds including Large Munsterlanders, http://www.aht.org.uk/pdf/canine_genetics.pdf.
Any eye tested Large Munsterlander (but especially those affected or closely related
to an affected) can supply DNA to the AHT by a simple cheek swab for more details
or a kit contact Christine Ogle