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NEW ! UPDATEs !

Date : October, 16. 2017

CHIC PAPILLONS : Click to see the newest entries !

( Menu : CHIC INFO :

CHIC PAPILLONS )

Search for Papillons with CHIC numbers ! Updated summary of CHIC Papillons

 

PLEASE NOTICE :

NEWEST DOGS LISTED AT THE LAST PAGE,

-NAMES MARKED IN BLUE. ( listed as : 961 -972 )

 

Click the link below to enter PCA Health & Genetics own CHIC Information page :  

CHIC INFORMATION  

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NEW ! UPDATEs !

Date : October, 04. 2017

NAD - PAPILLON

NAD TEST RESULTS

JANUARY-SEPTEMBER 2017 - DOWNLOAD PDF

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PRA1 - PAPILLON

PRA1 TEST RESULTS

JANUARY-SEPTEMBER 2017 - DOWNLOAD PDF

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ANNOUNCEMENT

NAD & PRA1 DNA TESTING

BOTH TESTS NOW AVAILABLE TOGETHER

Many of you have asked when you would be able to test your dogs for NAD and PRA1 at the same laboratory. We are pleased to announce that you can now do just that! And you have multiple choices of laboratories in several countries. Two of the laboratories (Biofocus and Paw Print Genetics) are not quite ready to offer the NAD DNA test, but will be doing so very soon. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of those laboratories that offer (or will soon offer) both NAD and PRA1 DNA testing for Papillons and Phalénes. We have also included their regular price for the test. Most of the laboratories offer various discounts (seasonal discounts, flash sales, combination discounts, club discounts, health clinics, litter discounts, etc.), which you can learn about from their websites or by contacting the laboratory directly. All of these laboratories will provide DNA test kits and prepaid return shipping with your order, unless otherwise noted.

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Date : May, 31. 2016

 

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to the W I N N E R S : 
Donna Claes & Lisa Jaeger

2016 PCA Genetics Raffle - C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to the W I N N E R S : Donna Claes & Lisa Jaeger - Thank you ALL for your interest and faithfull support in Papillon Health

Thank you ALL for your interest and faithful support in Papillon Health

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Date : May, 19. 2016

JUVENILE CATARACTS - PAPILLON

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Currently the PCA Genetics Research Committee is working with Dr. Simon Petersen-Jones with collections of blood samples of affected Papillons diagnosed with Juvenile Cataracts and blood from the first and second generations of dogs.  

 

It comes down to statistics when it comes to finding a mutation gene. We need 20 affected blood samples out of 100 total samples of related dogs blood.

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UPDATE !

Date : May, 18. 2016

Fundraising

Raising funds to sponsor research and educate Papillon lovers is an ongoing function of the Papillon Club of America’s Genetic Research Committee (GRC).  Genetic research is a long-term project, and results are not expected to occur over night.  However, with persistence and continued funding it is our hope that the Papillon Club of America can advance the health and well-being of our breed via research endeavors.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL UPDATE

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ARTICLE !

Date : May, 17. 2016

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND READ THE ARTICLE  PDF - OPENS IN A NEW WINDOW

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OFA’s new Advanced

Date : April, 17. 2016

Cardiac Database

Please see the attached announcement regarding the OFA’s new Advanced Cardiac Database.

Please see the attached announcement regarding the OFA’s new Advanced Cardiac Database.

Dear OFA / CHIC Liaisons,

Please see the attached announcement regarding the :

OFA’s new Advanced Cardiac Database.

 

Please feel free to share this information throughout your club. Distribution and reprints are approved and encouraged.

 

I believe the attached announcement should answer most questions, but if not, they should be addressed to the main OFA email box at: ofa@offa.org

While not for actual use since the new forms are triplicate copies, a .pdf example of the new exam form is attached. The new exam forms have been distributed, and most cardiologists should have them in hand.

Thank you,


Eddie Dziuk


OFA Chief Operating Officer
2300 E Nifong Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65201

 

Phone : (573) 442-0418 x222, 
Email : edziuk@offa.org
OFA Website : www.offa.org

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UPDATE !

 

Fundraising

Genetic Disorder Research Fundraising - Update January 12, 2016

Raising funds to sponsor research and educate Papillon lovers is an ongoing function of the Papillon Club of America’s Genetic Research Committee (GRC).  Genetic research is a long-term project, and results are not expected to occur over night.  However, with persistence and continued funding it is our hope that the Papillon Club of America can advance the health and well-being of our breed via research endeavors.

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NEW PAGE

Date : October, 18. 2015

NAD - PAPILLON

NAD TESTING PROTOCOL

 

NAD Testing Protocol

Dr. Giger and PennGen Laboratories are set up to receive DNA samples from Papillon owners to test for NAD. (Neuroaxonal Dystrophy)

 

Only PennGen, associated with The University Of Pennsylvania, is doing the first testing. CLICK HER TO OPEN THE NAD TESTING PROTOCOL

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE NAD DNA TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

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NAD DNA TEST

Date : October, 03. 2015

NAD DNA TEST

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Dear PCA Members and the Papillon Community,

It is with great joy that I am able to announce that

Dr. Giger’s University of Pennsylvania research laboratory PennGen

has established a Papillon specific DNA test for neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD). 

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND READ THE PDF DOCUMENT

 

 

Thank you for your interest and your faithful support in Papillon Health.

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Sincerly Andi Meloon

PCA Genetic Chairman

 

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UPDATE !

Date : August, 24. 2015

Disclosures of Genetic Disorders

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Disclosures of Genetic Disorders - updated : August 2015 

 

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ARTICLE !

Date : February, 17. 2015

PRA1 - PAPILLON

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PRA - What We Know and Where to Find It

PRA1 DNA Testing:

The PRA1 DNA test has been available to breeders and owners since Spring 2012. As of September 30,

2014, nearly 900 Papillons worldwide have been DNA tested by Michigan State University (MSU) and two

genetic testing labs: OptiGen and Paw Print Genetics (both located in the USA). In early 2014, two other

genetic testing labs in Europe began offering the PRA1 DNA test: Laboklin (Germany) and Genomia

(Czechoslovakia).  --  CLICK THE LINK TO READ MORE !

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AUCTION

Date : February, 17. 2015

FUNDRAISER

ESTATE OF MARY JO LOYE

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Auction has ended - Winners name are presented

by each photo in this Facebook Album :

ESTATE OF MARY JO LOYE

 

 Thank you all for supporting Papillon Health !

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Date : April, 23. 2014

PCA Health & Genetics Committee on Facebook :

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ARTICLE !

Date : September 29. 2011

Articles

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NAD - Neuroaxonal Dystrophy

-a progressive neurological disease.

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

 

There’s been talk about a new disease in Papillons that’s has everyone concerned. That disease is known as Neuroaxonal Dystrophy or NAD. Unfortunately, it is not new. This

disease has been in our breed for many years. These past several years we’ve seen

diagnosed case in the United States. It is also seen in Japan and likely elsewhere.

Click HERE to read the article !

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ARTICLE !

Date : November, 11. 2009

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FACTS ABOUT PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY ( PRA ) By Leona Domino

PRA is a general term for a number of eye diseases.

These diseases have included certain features. One is that the diseases begin at a very specific time in each breed. The diseases progress at a very predictable rate. The dogs

that are affected with the disease become blind at an age very specific to the breed.

Some become blind early, some late. The end result is blindness. Click to read more ...

  

1 : NIGHT BLINDNESS TEST

2 : RECESSIVE GENE INHERITANCE PATTERN - GENETIC CHART

     ( both part of the article / printable versions available )

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ARTICLES !

Date : October, 19. 2009

Articles

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Syringomyelia & Chiari Malformation Syringomyelia is a condition whereby fluid cavities

develop within the spinal cord. Chiari Malformation is where the back of the skull ( posterior

fossa ) is too small resulting in a gap between the skull and the first cervical vertebrae

(atlas) in which the cerebellum is herniated out. Click to read more ...

 

Anesthesia in the Papillon and other Toy dogs. This article is intended to offer some

useful, thought-provoking information about anesthesia. Click to read more ...

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ARTICLE !

Date : July, 14. 2009

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BAD GENES, BABIES AND BATH WATER

Everyone has heard the phrase, "Don't throw out the baby with the bath water."

But do dog breeders ever stop to consider how this admonition applies to them ?

CLICK to read the article  ( THIS ARTICLE WILL BE PUBLISHED IN PAP TALK : AUGUST 2009 )

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ARTICLES !

Date : June, 07. 2009

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HEALTH CONCERNS IN THE PAPILLON by Elaine S. Zech

In general terms, the Papillon Breed is considered a healthy toy breed, frequently living

until age 13 to 17 years of age. CLICK to read the article

 

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