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New CHIC Requirements for OES

Effective August 1, 2016

EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse) has been added to the list of CHIC Required Tests!

A CHIC number is issued when test results are entered into the database satisfying each breed specific requirement, and when the owner of the dog has opted to release the results into the public domain. The CHIC number itself does not imply normal test results, only that all the required breed specific tests were performed and the results made publicly available.

REQUIREMENTS

Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation – or
  • OVC Evaluation – or
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Eye Examination by a Boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist (recommend each year until 5, thereafter every 2 years)

  • Results registered with OFA

Autoimmune Thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory.  It is recommended that the test be repeated annually up to 5 years of age, and every 2 years thereafter.

EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse) – NEW requirement!!!

  • Exercise Induced Collapse – DNA test through University of Minnesota or another OFA approved laboratory (first generation offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage)

OPTIONAL

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam with exam by cardiologist
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

  • Washington State University Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Lab test results registered with the OFA  (first generation offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage)

Cerebellar Degeneration

  • NC State DNA test with the test results registered with the OFA (first generation offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage)

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD

  • Test results through an OFA approved laboratory with results registered with the OFA (first generation offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage)

Once included in the CHIC program, the breed specific requirements are dynamic. As health priorities within a breed change, or as new screening tests become available, the breed specific requirements can be modified to reflect the current environment. If the breed specific requirements are modified, existing CHIC numbers are not revoked. Again, the CHIC number is issued to a dog that completed all required tests at a given point in time.<