I completely agree. But contra to many people I think HC is very important.we are allowed now to breed with any form of cataract, just not the form post polar.
dr engelhard (Denmark) says this is the only form which is hereditary
It's not a dumb question Linda, and please dont apologise.Can i ask a probably dumb question, my Twix has cataracts but I assumed it was just because of her age Is HC referring to younger dogs I presume???
Sorry for being a dumb butt again
Good question Natasha! The short answer is, I don’t have a clue. I've been told it's close for the last 3 years, and I don’t doubt it is. There are I think 5 different breeds now covered with DNA tests for HC. But of course, by sheer weight of numbers Labradors are going to be the big money spinner, the breed everyone wants to cover. But the laboratory’s are very shy when it comes to giving out details of plans. If one Lab announced it was close to releasing a test then others would be releasing early simply to grab the patents, so they all hold their cards very close to their chests.John, how far away do you think we may be from such a DNA test?
You’re more than welcome Linda.Thank you for the explanation, fascinating stuff
I can vaguely recall someone recently posting that the HC DNA test was imminent.Contender said:John, how far away do you think we may be from such a DNA test? Not only do I agree 110% with you and Di re the amount of dogs that detected to have HC every year but until the Optigen test arrived for PRA, I'd only really worried about HC as I'd heard about dogs going blind from HC but never really from anything els :?