Health Information - JLPP Scheme

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1. Effective from the 1st July, 2017 mandatory testing of all dogs being used at stud and bitch’s being used for breeding must be tested for JLPP (Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis Polyneuropathy) prior to any mating/s occurring.

2. All JLPP samples are to be collected by accredited veterinarians only.

3. Copy of the JLPP test results are to be forwarded to the NRC(A) Breed Recorder and will be placed onto the NRC(A) Data Base for an open and transparent viewing;

  1. Where JLPP Testing results have been collected by an accredited veterinarian, these results will be entered onto the NRC(A) Database as being verified.
  2. Where JLPP Testing results have been collected by a non-accredited veterinarian or owner of said dog these results will NOT be entered onto the NRC(A) Database and these results do NOT conform with the NRC(A) JLPP Scheme. OR Where JLPP Testing results have been collected a non-accredited veterinarian or owner of said dog these results do NOT conform with the NRC(A) JLPP Scheme.
  3. That JLPP status be deemed suitable and accepted under the NRCA breeding guidelines for those dogs and bitches imported into Australia that hold a JLPP recognized certification prior to importation. That the JLPP certification must be from a recognized DNA Testing scheme for JLPP and that it is compliant rule under the NRC(A) JLPP Scheme and those results to be included in the NRC(A) database.
  4. JLPP Results for breeding parents (Sire and Dam) must be forwarded prior to whelping to the NRC(A) Breed Recorder and must conform to NRC(A) JLPP Scheme section 3 & 4.
  5. To be determined.

4. Breeding may only be carried out with animals that have been tested for JLPP and meet the below criteria for breeding.

  1. Clear to Clear
  2. Clear to Carrier
  3. Under no circumstance are Carrier to Carrier or any other combination to be breed from, other than NRC(A) JLPP Scheme 4 a) or 4 b).
  4. Where both Sire and Dam have been tested for JLPP and have been identified as a ‘Clear’ or ‘Carrier’ progeny from these litters are still required to be tested for JLPP if being using in a breeding program as per NRC(A) JLPP Scheme Selection 3 & 4.

5. In the case of Frozen Semen;

  1. Where the frozen semen has been tested, the above NRC(A) JLPP Scheme Selection 3 & 4 will apply.
  2. Where frozen semen has not been tested prior to use, this semen may only be used on bitch’s that have been tested and been given a result of ‘Clear’.
  3. At time of use of frozen semen, a sample is to be collected by accredited veterinarian and conformation of identity of animal and correct forms to be completed and sent off to nominated lab that the owner has required for testing of JLPP.
  4. All results to comply with NRC(A) JLPP Scheme Selection 3 & 4.

6. For genetic tests in dogs, DNA sample can be via either buccal swabs or blood;

  1. Buccal Swabs: buccal swabs are to be collect by accredited veterinarian to obtain DNA sample from the mouth, accredited veterinarian will confirm animal’s identity via Registered Pedigree name of the Dog, Pedigree Registration Number, Call Name, Microchip number and Owners details;

    Where using DNA Sample Collection Kit – with Sterile Bush.
    i. Open Packaging carefully and note 3 (triplicate) bar codes inside,
    ii. Stick one barcode to the Lab application form for the animal you are collecting,
    iii. Place the second barcode onto the front of the swab packaging, Use the third barcode to seal the swab sleeve (opening),
    iv. All Lab documentation to be completed and signed by accredited veterinarian, with Registered Pedigree name of the Dog, Pedigree Registration Number, Call Name, Microchip number, Owners details, all to be check by both owner and accredited veterinarian
    v. Have accredited veterinarian seal all completed paper work and swabs or bloods in a pre-address envelope to the selected Lab, accredited veterinarian seals envelope, for owner or accredited veterinarian to send off.
     
  2. Blood: 0.5 - 1 ml whole blood in EDTA blood tube. Blood must be collected by an accredited veterinarian who will confirm animal’s identity via Registered Pedigree name of the Dog, Pedigree Registration Number, Call Name, Microchip number and Owners details;
    I. All Lab documentation to be completed and signed by accredited veterinarian, with Registered Pedigree name of the Dog, Pedigree Registration Number, Call Name, Microchip number, Owners details, all to be check by both owner and accredited veterinarian,
    II. Have accredited veterinarian seal all completed paper work and swabs or bloods in a pre-address envelope to the selected Lab, accredited veterinarian seals envelope, for owner or accredited veterinarian to send off.

7. Labs for DNA testing of JLPP;

  1. Laboklin in UK,
  2. Labogen in Germany,
  3. OFA,
  4. or, any JLPP laboratory results from countries outside Australia (for imported dogs with prior testing results).
  5. Members of the ANKC who enclose a copy / scan of their membership maybe entitled to a discount price for JLPP test, please check with the reliant Lab.

The above is a result of our State Member Clubs vote on the six (6) JLPP Motions on 31st March, 2017 and will be now add to the NRC(A) Standing Orders.


 

 

 

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