OFA Registrations for
Golden Retrievers 8 years and older
Pigmentary Uveitis (PU) is such a serious and painful disease, we want to encourage everyone with older dogs to get them checked by a *veterinary ophthalmologist even if they have never been used in a breeding program. Additionally, since PU is such a serious and painful disease, we want to encourage everyone with older dogs to get them checked even if they have never been used in a breeding program. Paying for the OFA registration is our way to encourage and support this effort.
The Golden Retriever Foundation is very excited to announce that plans have been finalized to pay for OFA registrations for Golden Retrievers 8 years and older to be added to online registries. With the designation of Pigmentary Uveitis (PU) as a very serious hereditary disorder in Golden Retrievers and the realization that most dogs with this serious condition will not present with the disease until after many are no longer being bred, the newest recommendation is to check dogs annually for life.
It is understood that all dogs will be included in the public database so the owner must agree to results being published.
Lets all work together to help reduce the occurrence of this painful eye disease.
* Veterinary Ophthalmologists:
Several Kennel Clubs and Breed Clubs in the State are sponsoring health clinics for OFA eye exams at various times of the year. Midnight Sun Golden Retriever Club encourages you to take advantage of having your older dogs examined at one of these clinics.
Dr. Alan Brightman of Veterinary Eyes, is now open at his new location at:
Huffman Business Park, 12001 Industry Way #B6, Anchorage, AK 99515.
OFFA EYE CLINIC INFO:
MAY: 29th, 2021
Tanana Valley Kennel Club, Fairgrounds in Fairbanks.
To schedule an appointment, contact Jessica at: firstname.lastname@example.org - $48.00/dog.
JUNE 5th & 6th
Sponsored by the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Alaska and Working Group Dog Club of Alaska.
The June 5th eye clinic will be in Anchorage and June 6th in Palmer. Sign up Form and a PayPal link is be posted below:
JULY: 23rd and 24th, 2021 (every last weekend in July)
Cook Inlet Kennel Club, Palmer Fairgrounds
If you have any questions about any of the clinics, email Beverly at: email@example.com