HEMOLIFE - DISCOUNTED PRICING FOR USEC MEMBERS
Hemolife Thyroid Tests for Eurasiers
Dr. Jean Dodds and Hemolife have generously offered the USEC discounted pricing on several tests. The Test Request Form includes the discounted tests you may choose from and also includes instructions on sample collection and shipping. The USEC encourages thyroid testing through Hemolife as they continue to track results for our breed.
Thyroid Profile 5™
This is the required thyroid test for all breeding USEC Eurasiers (if using Hemolife). This test is also recommended for any Eurasiers, since thyroid is one of the bigger health issues in our breed.
Thyroid Gold Registration & Certificate
This can be ordered with any of the Hemolife Thyroid Profile 5 tests. This is a more comprehensive test than the OFA thyroid certification. This certificate may be viewed as an extra level of assurance to breeders that dogs do not have autoimmune thyroiditis. This is optional.
OFA Thyroid Registry, Expanded Profile
This test will provide the required testing profiles for an OFA thyroid certificate. This is optional.
*Please note that submission instructions are within the Test Request Form. For our international members here are the international shipping instructions.
Thyroid testing can be done through labs other than Hemopet as long as a TgAA count is given in the results or if the lab can perform an OFA thyroid panel.
A list of other labs that are OFA partnered for Thyroid testing are found on the following link: https://www.ofa.org/diseases/other-diseases/hypothyroidism/thyroid-labs
In the US, to be evaluated at the age of 2 years minimum by x-ray. X-rays are required to be submitted to the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) for evaluation
In the US, to be evaluated any time over the age of 1 year old by manual exam performed by a veterinary professional. Results of the manual exam to be submitted to the OFA (www.ofa.org) for evaluation
OFA CAER registered (https://www.ofa.org/diseases/eye-certification) eye exam required for first test. A written interpretation of eye condition from a veterinary professional is accepted for follow up tests
Testing to be done prior to each mating. Blood test that can be done with any veterinary professional
EB Carrier (Optional)
DNA Testing through Penn State - http://research.vet.upenn.edu/penngen
Dandy Walker Carrier
DNA Carrier Testing
Any certified lab is acceptable for this testing
Also available through VetGen - www.vetgen.com