Friday, May 27, 2011

PRA Clear

When the call went out earlier this month from VetNostic Laboratories seeking approximately 25 Cardigan Welsh Corgi DNA samples to validate their Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) test I jumped at the chance. Bug is line clear for PRA, but I want to support PRA testing any way I can in any and every breed. As many of you know Carmen, my in-law's Miniature Schnauzer, had to be retired from agility due to PRA. It is a horrible disease and unnecessary.

Carmen is doing well. She can still spy a squirrel 100' away, but she has trouble with thresholds depending on the light, is no longer that confident about stairs, and always smells first when greeting now. The only positive is that her PRA is a gradual deterioration.

I received Bug's results today and he is, indeed, PRA clear!! Hooray!

1 comment:

Nat said...

Yay! Great to hear!