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Canine Health Schemes
BVA/Kennel Club Canine Health Schemes: changes from January 1, 2012

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THE BVA/Kennel Club Canine Health Schemes are pleased to announce that the fees for the Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Schemes and the Eye Scheme have been frozen at 2011 rates for 2012.

BVA/KC Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Schemes

The fees in respect of the Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Schemes are shown in Table 1.

Table 1

BVA/KC Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Schemes fees for 2012

Chief Scrutineer

From January 1, 2012, the Chief Scrutineer for the Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Schemes will be Mrs Ruth Dennis, MA, VetMB, DVR, DipECVDI, MRCVS.

BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme

The fees in respect of the Eye Scheme are shown in Table 2.

Table 2

BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme fees for 2012

Schedule changes

As of January 1, 2012, the following breeds and conditions will be added to Schedule A of the Eye Scheme:

  • Bichon frise – Hereditary cataract

  • Gordon setter – Generalised progressive retinal atrophy

The results from breeds on Schedule A are recorded and published by the Kennel Club.

The following breed and condition will be added to Schedule B (under investigation):

  • Border collie – Goniodysgenesis

BVA/KC Chiari-like malformation/Syringomyelia (CM/SM) Scheme

The new BVA/KC Chiari-like malformation/Syringomyelia (CM/SM) Scheme will launch in January 2012. Full details will be posted shortly on the BVA website at www.bva.co.uk/chs, and procedure notes and submission certificates will be available from the CHS office, telephone 020 7908 6380.

The fees in respect of the CM/SM Scheme are shown in Table 3.

Table 3

BVA/KC Chiari-like malformation/Syringomyelia Scheme fees for 2012

■ Procedure notes and advice on the Canine Health Schemes, and information leaflets for owners, can be obtained free of charge from Canine Health Schemes, BVA, 7 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NQ, telephone 020 7908 6380, fax 020 7908 6389. Further information is available at www.bva.co.uk/chs

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