At the request of the Smooth Collie Club of Great Britain, the Kennel Club has recently approved an official DNA testing scheme for MDR1 Gene Defect/Ivermectin Sensitivity in this breed.

At the request of the Smooth Collie Club of Great Britain, the Kennel Club has recently approved an official DNA testing scheme for MDR1 Gene Defect/Ivermectin Sensitivity in this breed.
 
This test is offered by Laboklin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UK) and further details can be obtained from them at www.laboklin.co.uk.

Smooth  collieCopies of all future test certificates for smooth collies issued by Laboklin for this disease will be sent directly to the Kennel Club, where the test result will be added to the dog’s details on the registration database. This will trigger the publication of the test result in the next available Breed Records Supplement, and the result will also appear on any new registration certificate issued for the dog and on the registration certificates of any future progeny of the dog.
 
Owners who have already had their dog(s) DNA tested for this condition can send copies of the test certificate into the Kennel Club and the data will be added to the dog’s registration details.
 
In addition, if the owner includes the original registration certificate for the dog (not a copy) then a new registration certificate will be issued, with the DNA result on it, free of charge. Please send the DNA test certificates to: Health & Breeder Services, The Kennel Club, 1 – 5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8AB.
 
For further information on this scheme please contact Professor Jeff Sampson at jeff.sampson@thekennelclub.org.uk.

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