Breed Health

The Border Terrier Breed Health Page from the UK has explanations and updates on both SLEM (Shaking Puppy Syndrome) and CECS (Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome):  https://borderterrierhealth.org.uk/index.html

There is also an International Health Group on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099003043458919/ which has a comprehensive and regularly updated list of dogs from all over the world which have been tested for SLEM

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February 2018 - NEW STUDY ON PAROXYSMAL GLUTEN-SENSITIVE DYSKINESIA IN BORDER TERRIERS (CECS). The latest paper on paroxysmal gluten-sensitive dyskinesia (PGSD) in the Border Terrier (previously named CECS) is out. Congratulations to Mark Lowrie from Dovecote Veterinary Hospital (UK) for putting this study together on 120 Border Terriers.  https://oz.dogs.net.au/btcnsw/uploads/documents/PGSD-in-Borders-paper-2018.pdf

 

November 2017 - The Kennel Club UK now lists results from the DNA tests for SLEM being done by the Animal Health Trust: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-screening-schemes-and-results/dna-screening-for-breedsa-b/border-terrier-dna-screening/

 

October 2017 has seen a major breakthrough in health testing for our dogs. Please click on the link below and read the details of SLEM and what is being done to eradicate the problem: https://oz.dogs.net.au/btcnsw/uploads/documents/SHAKING-PUPPY-SYNDROME-SLEM-logo.pdf

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Contact Details

Julia Barnett
Hill Top, NSW, Australia
Phone : 0417 868 473
Email : [email protected]