BVA Eye Scheme Schedule B Changes for Dachshunds
The Kennel Club has been collaborating with the British Veterinary Association and the Eye Panel Working Party to assess the current format of the
BVA/KC/ International Sheepdog Society (ISDS), particularly with regard to Schedule B.
Following this, it has been decided by the Working Party that as of 1st January 2020 Dachshunds will no longer be listed under Schedule B of the eye scheme for Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA). This is due to very few reports of this condition since the introduction of DNA testing, resulting in very few clinical eye examinations having been carried out. Schedule B will cease to exist as of this date of implementation.
However, we still encourage routine testing for dogs of any breed, as any abnormalities will still be collated into an annual sightings report. This sightings report will then be reviewed annually by the Eye Panel Working Party, allowing continued monitoring of the incidence of any conditions in our breed. Should there be an apparent prevalence of a particular condition this will be reviewed by the group, and potentially added to Schedule A.
Read more about Eye Disease in Dachshunds.