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Boykin > Boykin newsletter online now!

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Barked: Wed Apr 21, '10 1:07pm PST 
The Boykin Spaniel Club & Breeders Assoc. of America has posted their quarterly edition of their new newsletter! To view the new edition just click the link below to visit the parent club's website at:

http://www.boykinspanielclub.org/March%202010.pdf
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Boykin > EIC found in Boykin Spaniels
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Barked: Wed Mar 3, '10 10:43am PST 
Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) found in Boykin Spaniels

(personal note: if your Boykin collapses in his hindend/rear legs after exercise and the vet cannot find anything wrong - it might be EIC. Even if the vet disagnoses "seizures" with an unknown cause, it might be EIC! Have this DNA test done on your Boykin by the University & find out for sure what is going on before you continue to drug them with anti-seizure meds!!)

(FILE ARTICLE)
Exercise Induced Collapse, or EIC, is a neuromuscular condition that causes collapse of
dogs when they become overly excited or exercise heavily. After intense hunting or
retrieving exercise, affected dogs start to lose control of their hind limbs. EIC and the
DNM1 gene mutation are quite common in Labrador Retrievers, and have been also
identified by the University of Minnesota in several other breeds, including Chesapeake
Bay Retrievers and Curly Coated Retrievers. Recently affected Boykin Spaniels have
also been identified by the University of Minnesota.

Only a limited number of Boykins have been tested, so there is no indication yet of the
prevalence of the mutation in the breed. The University of Minnesota Diagnostic Lab
recently updated their web site to identify Boykin Spaniels so that EIC information is
made available to Boykin Spaniel owners and veterinarians.

Comprehensive EIC information is available at the University’s web site:
http://www.vdl.umn.edu/ourservices/canineneuromuscular/home.h tml

Boykin owners can have their dogs tested through their veterinarian by submitting a
blood sample or cheek swab to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic
Laboratory following the EIC Submission Guidelines.
http://www.vdl.umn.edu/guidelines/canineneuro/home.html

The EIC Submission form must be taken to your vet for either the “blood draw option” or
“cheek swab” option. Be sure to fill the form out completely.
http://www.vdl.umn.edu/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/@vdl/d ocuments/asset/cvm_936
48.pdf

Your results will be sent directly to your veterinarian. Once you have received your
results from the University of Minnesota, you can record your results through OFA. You
will need to submit a copy of your test results report from University of Minnesota, plus
OFA's Application for DNA Based Genetic Database form:
http://www.offa.org/dnaappbw.pdf

You will send in both the form and the University of Minnesota report, along with the
OFA application fee (currently $15) to OFA.

For questions or additional EIC information contact the University of Minnesota:
email: vdl@umn.edu
ph: (612) 625-8787
toll free: (800) 605-8787

Submitted by: Terrie Tomlinson, Health Committee, Boykin Spaniel Club and Breeders
Association of America, Inc. (BSCBAA)
Permission granted by BSCBAA to cross-post.
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Dog Health > Boykin Spaniels found to have EIC - Exercise Induced Collapse

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Barked: Wed Mar 3, '10 10:34am PST 
Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) found in Boykin Spaniels

(personal note: if your Boykin collapses in his hindend/rear legs after exercise and the vet cannot find anything wrong - it might be EIC. Even if the vet disagnoses "seizures" with an unknown cause, it might be EIC! Have this DNA test done on your Boykin by the University & find out for sure what is going on before you continue to drug them with anti-seizure meds!!)

(FILE ARTICLE)
Submitted by: Terrie Tomlinson, Health Committee, Boykin Spaniel Club and Breeders
Association of America, Inc. (BSCBAA)
Permission granted by BSCBAA to cross-post.

Exercise Induced Collapse, or EIC, is a neuromuscular condition that causes collapse of dogs when they become overly excited or exercise heavily. After intense hunting or retrieving exercise, affected dogs start to lose control of their hind limbs. EIC and the DNM1 gene mutation are quite common in Labrador Retrievers, and have been also
identified by the University of Minnesota in several other breeds, including Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and Curly Coated Retrievers. Recently affected Boykin Spaniels have also been identified by the University of Minnesota.

Only a limited number of Boykins have been tested, so there is no indication yet of the prevalence of the mutation in the breed. The University of Minnesota Diagnostic Lab recently updated their web site to identify Boykin Spaniels so that EIC information is made available to Boykin Spaniel owners and veterinarians.

Comprehensive EIC information is available at the University’s web site:
http://www.vdl.umn.edu/ourservices/canineneuromuscular/home.html

Boykin owners can have their dogs tested through their veterinarian by submitting a blood sample or cheek swab to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic
Laboratory following the EIC Submission Guidelines.

The EIC Submission form must be taken to your vet for either the “blood draw option” or “cheek swab” option. Be sure to fill the form out completely.
http://www.vdl.umn.edu/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/@vdl/d ocuments/asset/cvm_936
48.pdf

Your results will be sent directly to your veterinarian. Once you have received your results from the University of Minnesota, you can record your results through OFA. You will need to submit a copy of your test results report from University of Minnesota, plus OFA's Application for DNA Based Genetic Database form:
http://www.offa.org/dnaappbw.pdf

You will send in both the form and the University of Minnesota report, along with the OFA application fee (currently $15) to OFA.

For questions or additional EIC information contact the University of Minnesota:
email: vdl@umn.edu
ph: (612) 625-8787
toll free: (800) 605-8787
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Boykin > Boykins join charity hunt with Wounded Warriors

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http://www.akc.org/events/hunting_tests/pointing_breeds/wounded_warr ior/2009/

AKC Sporting Breeds Hunt With Wounded Warriors
November 2009 – Near Clarksville, VA

Members of the Wounded Warrior Battalion from Fort Campbell, KY enjoyed two beautiful days of quail hunting at Cedar Grove Plantation near Clarksville, VA. Mr. James Kinnear, owner of Cedar Grove, readily accepted the opportunity to host the Wounded Warriors. There was no shortage of dog power, with five Vizslas, one German Wirehaired Pointer and six Boykin Spaniels taking turns leading the hunt. Many of these dogs had earned titles, ranging from Junior Hunter to Dual Champion, in AKC field events. The local field trial community raised over $1,000 to defer the Wounded Warriors travel expenses.

The pointing breeds and spaniels worked in tandem with two pointing breeds locating and pointing the quail and then the Boykins were sent in to flush and retrieve. Doug Ljungren, AVP of Performance Events was one of the pointing breed dog handlers. "I had never hunted in this manner before but it worked well. The Boykins are a delightful little dog. They really know their business."

With the pointing dog handlers working out front, the Wounded Warriors were transported on a wagon drawn by two mules. Sunday night the hunting party was treated to a Cedar Grove dinner specialty – quail potpie. The Wounded Warriors appreciation was obvious. It was a unique weekend that will be remembered by all.
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