Please click on the links to read about specific health testing.
Elbow scheme information: BVA Elbow Scheme
Updated information on hereditary eye diseases in dogs. BVA Eye Leaflet
Eye scheme BVA Eye Scheme
Primary Glaucoma and Goniodygenesis : BVA Primary Glaucoma Leaflet
Gonioscopy Grading Scheme Updates (December 2017): Click here
Gonioscopy breeding advice: Click here
If you have any queries regarding these updates please contact Liz Branscombe, contact details on the Contacts page.
Subsidised Eye Testing of Older Flatcoats
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) advise that gonioscopy screening for Pectinate Ligament Abnormality (PLA) be carried out every three years. As evidence has shown that PLA can progress with age in some dogs, the Flatcoated Retriever Society will support the re-testing of older dogs by offering to subsidise the gonioscopy fee. Members can claim a reimbursement of £20 for gonioscopy examination of their Flatcoats aged 8 years and over.
To claim the reimbursement please send a completed claim form and a copy of the BVA examination form to:
Liz Branscombe DipAVN(Surgical) RVN
Breed Health Coordinator
5 Russell Grove,
Beds MK45 2JE
Health Testing of Imported Dogs
Please refer to Point 16 of the Society’s: Code of Ethics
Hip Scheme Information BVA Hip Scheme
Hip dysplasia in dogs BVA leaflet: Click here
Interpretation and use BVA/KC Hip scores in dogs: being updated
Comparison of Assessment Schemes: being updated
Median versus mean scores: being updated
The Health Sub-Committee are gathering information on Flatcoats that have been diagnosed with patellar luxation, including those that have received surgery, with a view to sending to an orthopaedic specialist for their evaluation. If you have been in the unfortunate position of having your dogs diagnosed with this condition past or present, it would be appreciated if you would send us a 5 generation pedigree, and complete the Health Form downloadable from the Health Home page or click here.