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Following consultation with the Irish Setter Breed Health Committee, the Kennel Club has recently approved a new official DNA testing scheme for PRA (rcd-4) in the breed.
Good. This means all results of UK dogs will be on the KC online database. Now how to go about publishing results of non-UK dogs?
this is very good, but so far I dont think there are a lot of results there.. maybe is just a long work.. is people sending the tests results to the KC?
I am a bit puzzled since - browsing in the sea of information available on the web, and just for my own info- I understand that in the UK ~40% of IS may be expected to be carrier..
But, on the other hand, the http://www.seisc.co.uk/pra-rcd4 web site only mentions the knowledge of 6 affected dogs- and this info dates back to July, when the test was not available.. Unfortunately, I would expect that, with more and more tests done, the number of `affected` will increase (I am not sure but I guess it would be strange to have as little as six of them affected within a population with 40% carrier.. ) .. but at the moment is a bit difficult to have a picture of the vastity of the problem..
well, just chatting I would guess, no real question here..