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   Breeder Health Services, Exams & Testing     

Advanced Animal Care of Colorado is dedicated to fulfilling all of our breeder’s needs, this includes providing access to all health and genetic services necessary to getting health clearances and evaluating our dogs within a breeding program. Our BAER hearing testing in house staff is very knowledgeable and organized about all of the testing necessary to get CHIC certification for each breed and has access to all of the information needed to get these tests performed efficiently.  We can also help you achieve Breeder of Merit certification with the AKC.

As quality breeders, we understand that each of you are doing the best you can to track and eliminate all possible heritable disease and genetic markers for issues within your lines.  We want to support that effort by making these tests available in a convenient fashion and at affordable prices!

Breeder Health Services:

This list changes frequently, let us know if you don’t see what you need – we can take care of it!

Radiographs

Testing Notes

Submitted To

Hip Dysplasia-OFA

Usually no sedation required, 2 yrs of age or prelim at 6 mos

OFA

Hip Dysplasia-PennHip

Sedation required –includes FREE OFA Hips at same time

http://info.antechimagingservices.com/pennhip/index.html

Done as early at 16 weeks, no need to repeat at 2 yrs

PennHip via Antech Imaging Services

Elbow Dysplasia

Usually no sedation required, 2 yrs

OFA

Spine

No sedation required, 1 yr

OFA

Shoulder OCD

No sedation required, 1yr

OFA

Tracheal Hypoplasia

No sedation required, 1 yr

OFA

Legg-Calve-Perthes

Usually no sedation required, 1 yr

OFA

Examination

Testing Notes

Submitted To

Patella Luxation

By General Practitioner, 1 yr

OFA

Eye Examination

By Ophthalmologist, litter exam, repeat annually

CERF or OFA

Cardiac Examination

Auscultation by GP or Cardiologist, Echocardiogram by Cardiologist; 1 yr; Certain breeds repeat annually

OFA

Congenital Deafness

BEAR Hearing Testing by GP

OFA +/- Club

Sebaceous Adenitis

Skin punch biopsy, local anesthesia +/- sedation by GP

OFA via Histopath

Microchipping

Home Again International microchips

Home Again

Tattoos

No sedation required; can utilize any kennel tattoo

Owner preference

Laboratory Test

Testing Notes

Submitted To

Thyroid

Full panel to Michigan State University (MSU), 1yr +/- repeat

OFA via MSU

DNA Testing – Optigen

All tests: http://www.optigen.com/opt9_test.html

Optigen

DNA Testing – Vetgen

All tests: http://www.vetgen.com/BreedPagesList.aspx

Vetgen

DNA – AKC & OFA

For Permanent ID, DNA Depository, Parentage, Database

AKC & OFA

DNA Testing – Any Lab

For Universities, Individual Labs, Breed Club, Research

Any Location

Brucellosis

IFA or AGID, pre-breeding, export purposes, infertility

Antech

Titers for Vaccinations

Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus (for export or not)

KSU, CSU

Leptospirosis Titers

For export

Antech

Progesterone Testing

Ovulation Timing

Antech

Hormone Panels

Specialty Hormone Panels for Fertility and Coat assessment

Various Labs

Advanced Animal Care of Colorado offers several Breeder Health Days per year at discounted prices, as well as holds Breeder Health Booths at many dog shows and National Specialties. Check our events calendar or contact us for our upcoming specials. If you are interested in having us host a Health Services booth at your club or upcoming show, please let us know!

If at anytime you or your breeder colleagues have a group of dogs that need health services, we are able to offer discounted prices by doing a mini health day. Please contact us and we will work this out for you.

We also offer discounted litter pricing on:

  • CERF exams
  • Litter exams +/- vaccinations
  • Litter evaluations for conformation
  • Litter Temperament Testing
  • Microchips
  • BEAR Hearing Testing
     

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