The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals is a registry for genetic diseases, and has created the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) Program to work with breed parent clubs to list primary health screening tests that breeders should perform on their stock before breeding. This provides basic information for breeders to make more informed breeding decisions in order to reduce the incidence of inherited disease. The results also provide valuable information for potential puppy buyers looking for responsible breeders that health test their breeding stock.
The OFA recommends the following screenings for Weimaraners:
- Hip Dysplasia (One of the following)
OFA Evaluation ➚
OFA thyroid evaluation from an approved laboratory ➚
- Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
Results registered with OFA ➚
- HYPERURICOSURIA (Optional)
HYPERURICOSURIA – DNA Test from the UC-Davis Veterinary Genetics Lab ➚
- Hypomyelination (Optional)
HYPOMYELINATION – DNA Test from the UC-Davis Veterinary Genetics Lab ➚
In addition to the above screenings, we also usually test for elbows, spinal dysraphism, agouti, dominant black, and coat length.
Hip, elbows, and thyroid may be done by a local veterinarian who provides reproductive services. Eyes can be done by an ophthalmologist. The rest of the DNA tests can be done through UC Davis.
Ready to get started with pre-breeding screening?! Please contact me directly about how to get these screenings done.