Instructions for updating the Health History information of dogs with DNA samples banked in the CHIC DNA Repository: http://www.caninehealthinfo.org/
CHIC is currently in the process of developing an online web-based application to allow owners to record any significant changes in the CHIC DNA Repository health history of their dogs that they have donated DNA samples on.
Until this online application is implemented, please email OFA with any significant health updates. Please include your name and contact information along with your Mastiff’s name and health information in the body of the email, as well as what changes have been noted. They are primarily looking for new disease diagnosis, as an example, a dog that had developed cancer, Cardiac Disease, or been diagnosed with hip dysplasia would all be updates that should be incorporated into the dog’s record. They are also interested in the date of death and the reason of death when our dogs pass away.
CHIC DNA Repository e-mails should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The MCOA DNA Sub-Committee’s goals for this upcoming year will be to encourage more participation in CHIC DNA Repository and AKC DNA Profiling by educating Mastiff owners to understand the enormous potential of the future of DNA research in greatly reducing and hopefully eliminating some of the health problems and diseases that plague our breed. We want this to be our legacy to future generations of Mastiffs.