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BVA-KC-ISDS eye testing scheme Owner Factsheet

The BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme is a joint scheme between the British Veterinary Association (BVA), the Kennel Club (KC) and the International Sheepdog Society (ISDS). It was first set-up to help eradicate progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and Collie eye anomaly (CEA) but now covers 11 inherited eye diseases in 59 breeds of dog. The BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme is the most popular inherited eye screening scheme in the UK and Ireland. Schemes in use in other parts of the world include those run by the ECVO (European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) and the OFA Eye Certification Registry.

What is the scheme for?

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Why does my dog need to be tested?

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What age should my dog be tested?

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Why can't my own vet test my dog?

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Where can I get my dog tested?

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What do I need to take to the test?

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What does the eye test involve?

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How do I find out the results of my dogs test?

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What can I do if I am not happy with the result of the test?

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Are there any alternatives to the test?

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