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How To Arrange DNA Testing for CRD3


DNA testing for crd3 involves a blood sample being taken from the dog by a veterinary surgeon. Blood is usually taken from either a foreleg or the neck, and the blood sample is then sent to one of the two laboratories offering DNA testing for crd3:




Please contact EFG Secretary Mrs Jean Rogers for information about this service:


Tel: 01205 820791      Email: Jean@e-f-g.co.uk


OPTIGEN is now part of Wisdom Health, testing is done by the Wisdom Panel. 

These laboratories are listed by The Kennel Club as offering the CRD3 test


Clear, Carrier and Affected results can be found on the Kennel Club's Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA Screening page (https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-screening-schemes-and-results/dna-screening-for-breeds-c-g/glen-of-imaal-terrier-dna-screening/)




Eye testing under the KC/BVA Eye Scheme has to be done by a Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist (https://www.bva.co.uk/canine-health-schemes/find-an-eye-panellist/). The examination involves putting some drops into each eye to dilate the pupil, and then the dog is examined in a darkened room.


Costs for eye testing can be found on the British Veterinary Association website (https://www.bva.co.uk/Canine-Health-Schemes/Eye-scheme/) - group sessions attract a discounted rate


Unaffected or Affected results for individual dogs can be found via the Kennel Club's Health Test Results Finder (https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/mateselect/test/)




Hereditary eye disease in dogs (https://www.bva.co.uk/uploadedFiles/Content/Canine_Health_Schemes/20160321%20CHS%20Eye%20leaflet%202016%20v8A.pdf) : This is a big read but GPRA information on page 11.

BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme (https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/complex-inherited-disorders/bvakc-health-schemes/bvakcisds-eye-scheme/)

Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA Screening results (https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-screening-schemes-and-results/dna-screening-for-breeds-c-g/glen-of-imaal-terrier-dna-screening/)

Health Test Results Finder (https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/mateselect/test/