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Genetic Eye Disease - Testing Schemes

    Hereditary eye conditions information | schemes for eye disease control in breeding dogs | links
    Including from: The British Veterinary Association; Orthopedic Association for Animals (OFA)


    BVA_logo.thumb.png.c7032aff157c5fef8fb11British Veterinary Association (BVA): Eye Scheme

    "The BVA screening programme for hereditary eye disease in dogs is run in conjunction with the Kennel Club and the International Sheep Dog Society." The Scheme now covers 12 hereditary eye conditions in over 50 breeds. The main purpose of the Scheme is to ensure that there is no evidence of hereditary eye disease in dogs used for breeding."


    Check out the CHS EYE DISEASE GUIDE 2019 -healthschemes eyes.png  »»»»»»»»»

    (Internal) 20190124 CHS Eye disease guide 2019 v1 web(1).pdf


    • ALPHABETICAL LIST OF BREEDS AND EYE CONDITIONS for certification under the Inherited Eye Disease Status section of the Certificate of Examination (ie those specified in Schedule A of the current Procedure Notes and for which "

    January 2020
    BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme – Inherited Eye Disease: Breeds affected and type of disease (formerly known as Schedule A)

    BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme – Schedule B     
    Alphabetical list of breeds with breed-related conditions of the eye that may be inherited. These conditions should be commented upon only in the middle section of the eye certificate, as should other breed-related conditions, such as adnexal imperfections (e.g. distichiasis, entropion, ectropion), not listed here.



    ofalogo100x100transparent.thumb.png.519dOrthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA): Eye testing information








    Veterinary Ophthalmology related sites

    • American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO):
    • British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (BrAVO):
    • European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO):
    • European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO):
    • Japanese College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (JSCVO):
    • Societe Francaise d'Etudes et de Recherches en Ophtalmologie Veterinaire:
    • The Danish Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology:
    • The Swedish Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology:




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