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As an interim measure until the official register provided by the Kennel Club is fully up and running, the SEISC has decided to offer an opportunity for owners to post their recent PRA rcd4 DNA test results.
This will be on our PRA rcd4 page.
This is available to all owners worldwide not just SEISC members and will be in a similar format to that already used by the Kennel Club.
For further details please see the Club website www.seisc.co.uk.
Listing will be available sometime today - slight kink in my "html" !!
Rosie, unfortunately the Dutch club is the only overseas breed club that is actually posting rcd-4 test results online so until breed or kennel clubs across the world decide to recognise and adopt this test the SEISC is the only UK club providing a much appreciated service. Perhaps our breed clubs should have all come together but they didn't. It is unseemly to criticise the SEISC for stepping up to the mark.
The purpose of the test is indeed to provide breeders with the necessary tool to ensure their litters have no affected cases. But breeders are far from rushing into looking down lists to find any old clear dog. They are sitting back and taking stock and making decisions on the future of their breeding programmes. In many cases they are looking to overseas dogs. As our kennel club will never provide them with the necessary information on anything other than UK KC ATC registered dogs where do you suggest breeders go?
I agree with Susan on this one and personally feel your comments are out of order.
Please note the Belgian Club is also posting rcd-4 test result online. Please see our website on www.irishsetterclub.be
thank your for information! great help for all breeders!
I have been away for a few days, and have come back to see that someone has condemned the SEISC for publishing the results, or have I misinterpreted this. The KC have only published the results that have been sent to them by the AHT and this seems to be very behind the rest of us and give a very bias view of what is going on...the KC will hopefully catch up with the SEISC, and when you consider that the results that are shown on the SEISC site are only ''voluntary'' one wonders just how many others are out there..that are not so good..but eventually they will be ALL published and we can then see just how widespread this problem is....lets face it, if we hadn't started this now, maybe left it for another few years...we would definitely be in a very bad state with our breed...(I will also add, again, that this is not life threatening, but it is one problem that can be eradicated very easily in just a couple of generations, and should be. Then we can get down and start on other worse problems)
As for a Witch Hunt...I can't see that anyone has ever said that people should be condemned for their breeding policy before the testing...NO ONE WAS TO BLAME lets keep this in perspective...but breeding programs should now be very carefully chosen to keep the carrier status down..we should also not be throwing the baby out with the bathwater...there are a lot of good dogs out there that have the carrier status these dogs should be used to start with...because we do not want to go down the road of diminishing the gene pool any more than it already has...
Mel I agree with what you have said..Thank you SEISC for going to the trouble to publish this, and nothing is published without the certificate that comes with the results, unless it was a test case....and when it was a test case you do not get a certificate...
As for blood against swabs...difficult one....this is all done on trust...and if you 'cheat' then you are only fooling yourself..so hopefully no one will be fooling themselves..Or foolish enough to go down that road.
But please don't soot the messenger, we should be thanking the SEISC for their hard work. And keep up the sterling work, SEISC...
Rosie, with respect to the CLAD test I don't think your statement is quite correct. The Swedish DNA test was most robust and in fact many UK breeders were sending their blood samples to Sweden rather than to the AHT because they were concerned firstly with the time it was taking for results to come back (particularly pertinent when testing litters) and secondly with the cost, which was twice that of the Swedish tests. Furthermore, generally there was greater trust in the accuracy of the Swedish tests, sorry to say.
Whereas I am not certain that all previsously tested dogs were retested I do know that it was a specific batch of tests that were proved to be contaminated and it was only that batch which came back with revised results. In fact in the light of this incident and to show good faith the AHT tested the subsequent litter of at least one breeder I know without charge.
With respect to the present DNA testing it is not the time the AHT is taking in sending back individual results which is frustrating everyone but the time it is taking to forward the information onto the KC for publication on their website. You might think that three months would be sufficient for both bodies to get their act together.