The BVA screening programme for hereditary eye disease in dogs is run in conjunction with the Kennel Club and the International Sheep Dog Society. The main purpose of the Scheme is to ensure that there is no evidence of hereditary eye disease in dogs used for breeding.
The BVA recommend that breeders submit dogs for annual eye tests as some diseases such as Hereditary Cataracts have late onset of clinical signs. It is possible for litters to be tested for congenital hereditary conditions such as multifocal retinal dysplasia when they are 5 to 12 weeks old.
There are 40 appointed eye panellists around the UK and Ireland who can issue official certificates.
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