JDCM/Xanthinuria Updates 2016

The Canadian Manchester Terrier website has been updated with some new resources, results and statistics on JDCM and Xanthinuria, as follows:

Presentation Material

The Canadian Manchester Terrier Club and the American Manchester Terrier Club welcomed Nicole Tate from the University of Minnesota for a September 2016 presentation on Juvenile Cardioymopathy and Xanthinuria at the American Manchester Terrier Club National Specialty.

Slides and audio from that presentation are now available here: http://www.canadamt.com/juvenile-cardiomyopathy-study.html

Standard Manchester Testing

In September 2016, the Canadian Manchester Terrier Club sponsored testing of a random group of Standard Manchester Terriers.

All 25 Standard Manchesters tested clear for both Juvenile Cardiomyopathy and Xanthinuria.

Additional information can be found here: http://www.canadamt.com/jcm-research.html

Updated JDCM Stats

As of November 2, 2016, a total of 291 Toy Manchesters/English Toy Terriers have been tested for JDCM.

Results are as follows:
Affected: 2 (0.7%)
Carrier: 75 (25.8%)
Clear: 214 (73.5%)

North American vs International breakdowns can be found here: http://www.canadamt.com/jcm-research.html
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The recommendations made in this article do not replace the advice of your veterinary professional. Always exercise your own judgement about whether something is right for your dog and consult your vet if you are unsure. The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) club accepts no liability for any situation that may occur as a result of following these recommendations.

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As of November 2, 2016, a total of 291 Toy Manchesters/English Toy Terriers have been tested for JDCM.

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