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New article – Cushings Disease

New article – Cushings Disease

Many thanks to Barbara Boettcher for writing a very useful article for our site describing the experience that she and her husband, Gunther, have had with Cushings Disease in their dog Rocky.  Rocky is officially known as FC AFC CFC Lighthouse Rock Star.

Lighthouse Rock Star

Photo Credit: Photography by Geeb

We know you'll find the article informative:  https://essfta.org/english-springers/health-genetics-and-research-faq/cushings-disease-rockys-story/

Please contact us if you'd like to share your experience with a health issue in your ESS.

Genetic Testing Company Seeking PFK & Fucosidosis Affecteds/Carriers

Paw Print Genetics, a new genetic testing laboratory dedicated to canines, seeks cheek swab samples from English Springer Spaniels that are affected or carriers for either PFK (phosphofructokinase deficiency) or fucosidosis to assist in validating their DNA testing protocols.  If you can offer assistance with this process please contact Martine Huslig at Paw Print Genetics, 509.483.5950 or mhuslig[at]pawprintgenetics.com.

FAQ on Cord 1 PRA Testing

Thank you to Patricia Meiser, DVM of Animal Care and Reproductive Services, LLC in Westmont, IL and the ESSFTA Foundation for sharing a useful primer regarding the Cord 1 PRA test for ESS and how this test can be used in our breeding programs.  Click here to access this document.