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Thread: Pedigree Dogs Exposed: Three Years On

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    Rod - the new scheme seems to have more or less started - Cambridge University Vet School are charging 200 for a mini-scan plus 100 for certification under the new BVA/KC scheme. Whether they are sending the scans to the panel for assessment and then letting them accumulate until the scheme is really up and running isn't clear, but the neurologists seem to be taking it for granted that the scheme is startiing if not now then pretty soon. Clare Rusbridge says she is stopping giving second opinions on scans as this will now be done by the panel (she's not stopping discussing particular cases, just the routine look). Chestergates say on their info that their scans are accepted for the BVA/KC scheme. The KC are probably so busy with Crufts that they haven't got round to updating their website for health schemes! (And Cavaliers, of course, are only one among many - other breeds have got new tests starting up.)

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    Yes,the scheme is up and running.
    The BVA/KC forms have been distributed and scanning days have been organised.
    Holly is being scanned at Downs Vets,Bristol under the new scheme on 13 th March and booking forms currently being filled out.
    There is no independent assessments at this venue,all scans will be sent to the BVA panel for reading and the results of KC registered dogs will be published.
    The BVA/KC SM scheme is open to all breeds and to dogs from other countries.
    In the event of overseas Kennel Club reg dogs,the scan will still be read by panellists,the BVA cert will be issued but obviously results not published.
    This will be the official definitive cert,standardised scans and a consensus opinion from the panel.
    Obviously,where independent assessments are given at other venues,submission to the panel may be optional and many will scan outside of the scheme,either because of the cost of the extra 100 or the wish to keep scan results confidential.
    Perhaps the KC want to make a bit of a splash and launch the scheme at Crufts??
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    Sins wrote: Perhaps the KC want to make a bit of a splash and launch the scheme at Crufts??

    Could well be - for the last couple of years they've had a health section, with people from AHT and similar giving advice and information. Aled's having a mini-scan in May (no sign of SM, just checking him out) but as he's a rescue without a pedigree his result won't be very useful (except to me, of course!). Good news that the scheme's running - just wish it wasn't so expensive that it could put people off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate H View Post
    Sins wrote: Perhaps the KC want to make a bit of a splash and launch the scheme at Crufts??

    Could well be - for the last couple of years they've had a health section, with people from AHT and similar giving advice and information. Aled's having a mini-scan in May (no sign of SM, just checking him out) but as he's a rescue without a pedigree his result won't be very useful (except to me, of course!). Good news that the scheme's running - just wish it wasn't so expensive that it could put people off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sins View Post
    ... Perhaps the KC want to make a bit of a splash and launch the scheme at Crufts??
    Perhaps, but that is not what they have claimed. They have claimed that they would announce this thing in January. And since then, silence from the KC and nothing more than a footnote on the BVA website. What is KC's problem???
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    Thanks for highlighting.
    Tania and The Three Cavaliers!
    Dotty!- A Sweet Little Tri
    Molly - Pretty Tri Dougall - Gorgeous Blenheim

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    Perhaps we should just be thankful it's got off the ground at all, considering some of the opposition to it last year! And of course, we think Cavaliers all- important, but for the BVA and the KC ours is only one of several new health tests that are arriving around now (you really do need to read the breed notes in Our Dogs - between the boring show results there's a lot of useful information!).

    Kate, Oliver and Aled

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    I am sure there will be plenty of discussion after tonight's broadcast (happening now!) as there will again be focus on cavaliers.
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    Does anyone know when this will be available to those of us not in the UK?

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    I just finished watching this. God, these breeders make me furious. Theses poor dogs. That poor pug at the end made me so upset. What is wrong with these people? These dogs can't even BREATH properly. What's it going to take for things to change?
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