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GENETIC ARTICLES :

 
 

AS FAR AS THE EYES CAN SEE

-by Andrea Meloon RN - PCA Genetic Research Committee &

Dr. Simon Petersen-Jones - Professor-Comparative Ophthalmology

 

I have learned so much during this last year being Chair of PCA Genetic Research Committee (GRC) and I find myself wanting to share this information for all Papillon Breeders.

 

When it comes to eyes, clearly there are different situations that arise and initially cause alarm until further examination.  Being a nurse for the last 42 years has helped me take better care of our dogs.  There is still something new to learn everyday both in the human and canine world.

 

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PDF - OPENS IN A NEW WINDOW

 
 
 

  NAD - Neuroaxonal Dystrophy

-a progressive neurological disease.

-by Colleen Kirby ( Miracol Papillons ) Acknowledged by Dr. Urs Giger

 

- NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT ! ( Request for help from you ... )

- FORM ( printable/pdf )

- DIRECTIONS for sending blood specimens.

 
 
 

  FACTS ABOUT PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY 

( PRA )

By Leona Domino

1 : NIGHT BLINDNESS TEST

2 : RECESSIVE GENE INHERITANCE PATTERN - GENETIC CHART

     ( both part of the article / printable versions ( WORD DOC ) available )

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Health Concerns in the Papillon 

By : Elaine S. Zech

 
 
 
 

Portosystemic Shunts : Can we Talk ?

By : Karen Tobias, DVM

 
 
 

An overview of Patellar Luxation

By : Janet Retenmaier-Heath, DVM, MS 

 
 
 

Luxated Patellas ( HTML )

 

Luxated Patellas  ( Word doc )

Reprinted with permission from Purina Pro Plan

 
 
 

What is PRA ?

By : Dr. Simon Peterson-Jones

 
 
 

HOME TESTING for PRA (  HTML )

 

HOME TESTING for PRA  ( Word doc )

By : Leona Domino

 
 
 
 

THE RISING STORM

What Breeders Need to Know about the Immune System

By : C.A. Sharp

 
 
 

Retinal Folds and Retinal Dysplasia

By : Vickie Halstead

 
 
 

Bladder Stones

Reprinted with permission by : Dr. Osbourne

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Ins and Outs of Pedigree Analysis

Genetic Diversity, and Genetic Disease Control

By : Jerold S. Bell 

 
 
 

Managing Polygenic Disease

Canine Hip Dysplasia as an Example

By : Jerold S. Bell 

 
 
 
NEWS LETTERS :
 
 

Genetic 2003 meeting

National Specialty for the Papillon Club of America in Orlando, Florida

By : Leona Domino

  
 
 
 

CHIC Overview

Canine Health Information Center

By : Leona Domino