ISCA's Health & Eye Clinics will open for sign up on March 1 and close on March 31, 2023 (FIRM)
The Health Clinic will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2023
The Eye Clinic will be held Thursday, June 1, 2023
Information you will need for the Health Clinic:
Pricing for Tests
Information you will need when signing up for the Clinic
FREE Clinic Signup Form
PAID Clinic Signup Form
Information you will need for the Eye Clinic:
The eye clinic will run from approximately 7am to 12pm. While this is not convenient for many entered in dogs, the vet assures us, dogs are not bothered by the drops like humans are. If you are still worried, they are back to normal within a couple hours. It may be that your sign up for an early time slot or GUESS at when dogs will end. We will be running close to 30 dogs an hour - so it is possible, if you grab an early time slot, you'd be done in plenty of time to show in dogs (probably not the Veterans!). The time frame is needed as it was the only time the Ophthalmologist could give us! If you are bringing a bitch (and not showing a dog) please grab time slots after 9am to leave room for dogs to be seen.
Signing up for the Eye Clinic requires you to sign up at OFA first. They will give you a code that you will supply ISCA. The Eye Clinic can be signed up using the FREE Clinic (link above).
How to sign up at OFA
Article about Discovery of LOPRA in a dog Genetically Clear
This page is constructed to help Irish Setter owners find information about health challenges that some Irish Setters may face. Also consult the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation website for up to the minute information about research in naturally occurring disease in dogs: http://www.akcchf.org/
Click the links below for available podcasts and webinars with the latest information from the AKC Canine Health Foundation:
Participants Needed for A New Study on Early Detection and Risk Assessment of Canine Osteosarcoma
Exciting information from the ISCA Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation:
A ground breaking study about early detection of Osteosarcoma is about to begin at the University of Minnesota with Jaime F. Modiano, VMD, PhD.
They are seeking HEALTHY Irish Setters over 4 1/2 years old to participate as control dogs.
No requests for enrollment will be accepted before Aug 22, and even then, they will not be starting the randomization and contacts until mid-September.
If you are willing to enroll your dog, please be sure to read EVERY detail to be sure your dog qualifies and that your vet or you has access to FedEx overnight return to Minnesota. You would be responsible for any fees the vet would charge you to collect the blood sample, shipping is paid by the study. Link below for more information:
A resource for up to the minute research studies on diseases in dogs can be found via this link about ongoing clinical trials: http://www.animalci.com/
To store DNA on any dog for future use of newly discovered health tests or to update health information on a dog’s DNA already stored with OFA: https://www.ofa.org/about/dna-repository
To access the most current research done by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, do a search on the following webpage: http://www.akcchf.org/research/our-research/
Articles about health concerns can also be found at:
A great overview can be found at: https://www.akcchf.org/canine-health/sporting-field-dogs/sporting-dog-health.html
Any questions about these or any of the other projects undertaken by the Health Committee with the approval of the ISCA Board of Directors and sponsored through generous donations to ISCA Foundation , please contact the Chairman, Anne Marie Kubacz at 908-216-2357 or email at rSetter@att.net
Planning for Emergencies
- AKC provides a good starting point for emergency planning: https://webapps.akc.org/public_education/emergency.cfm
- They also offer information about other basic health topics on this page: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/
Irish Setter Health Surveys
ISCA has encouraged health surveys as a way to monitor the prevalence of health issues in the Irish Setter. There were two major initiatives done.
Results of the 2003 Health Survey done by Dr Larry Glickman (very large document, may take a long time to download).
Here is the link to the current active/ongoing health survey done in conjunction with OFA, click on Irish Setter when the page opens: https://www.ofa.org/about/educational-resources/health-surveys#api_summary
You can choose to view the results or answer the survey from the link above.