had a wonderful Day Whoobie my Sh Ch Field Spaniel winning his Vet class and Dreamer my 20mth FS Bitch winning her second PG class to date then going on to be awarded the RCC..it was also very nice to catch up with T Walsh and Dorothy Park, Brendan and Olive all from Ireland, Trudy had some foregin visitors who now think im totally mad!!!!! well done to all the setter winners in all four breeds of setters but i just had to put my little bit of news in from the wee brown things (grin)
also the forms that have been produced about the latest scare in IS was on hand with excellent information printed on it well done the ISA Of England on being so quick to get the news upfront..lets hope that not to many of our lovely breed suffers with this new finding
best wish's to you all and congrats on your wins
love Carol G
We didn't manage a first in Veteran but we did get 2nd in Veteran Bitch..very pleased with that.
Oh dear and Brendan & Olive & Dorothy and all there, I did miss the fun with you lot didn't I
Still I've proud of my 18 all doing well and growing just like a normal litter.
Can you please lighten us as to this new problem in the breed, whatever it is?
there seems to be a problem arose in our Irish setters, the form says A Possible New Condition In Irish setters
it reads it has been brought to the attention of the ISAE Committee by the breeders that an eye condition recently found by Professeor Bedford in three IS has provisionallybeen adentified as Stationary Night Blindness (SNB) it affects the rod photoreceptors in the retina, impairing night vision. (N.B. It is NOT PRA!) A simular condition occurs in Briards, where the mode of inheritance is recessive, with the pattern we are famiilair with from PRA rcd1 and CLAD. However, the mode of inheritance in IS has not been established: DNA tests of two of the affected animals have shown that it does not involve the same defective gene as in Briards.
Two bitch's are from the same litter, the third animal. a dog, is related but not closely. None have been bred from
The discovery of this condition resulted from an owner mentioning apparent night vision problems dureing a routine eye test by Prof Bedford. The bitch and her litter sister were subsequently tested at the Royal Vet Collage and both found to have apparent SNB. Much Later in conversation it was relaised that the dog also had problems after dark, the aim of this leaflet is to make IS owners aware of the potentiol problem and to take more notice of their dogs general behavior after dark
i have reproduced here the first paragraph of the document, i hope i have not tread on any ones toes in doing this as it was been distrubuted at Crufts
love Carol G
This is important for the health of our breed and lets hope we all do our best to combat this disease.
Thank´s for sharing//Kristina