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THERE WILL BE A CYSTINURIA CLINIC AT THE SANTA ROSA DOG SHOW
ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 22ND. I will also be there on Sunday if that works better for you.

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO TEST YOUR BELOVED ENGLISH MASTIFFS:

1) Cystinuria is an inherited disease that has been found in English
Mastiffs. Cystinuria is caused when the kidneys cannot properly
filter and transport cystine. This causes abnormally high levels of
cystine in the urine. When cystine isn't able to break down it can
cause cystine crystals (sandy grit) and possibly cystine stones to
form in the kidneys and urinary tract.

2) Our female English Mastiffs are believed to be carriers but testing
is encouraged for research purposes. In the English Mastiff breed our
male dogs are the ones who test positive and can be affected.

3) If your male is positive, due to his anatomy he may become
completely blocked. If a blockage occurs, the dog's bladder may
become extremely distended and it may be at risk of rupturing. This
has been known to happen.
A complete blockage can also lead to kidney failure and death, even
prior to the bladder rupture.

WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR TESTING

1) Wait 2 to 4 hours after feeding to collect urine, place in
something you can freeze if you are collecting at home or the blue
top tube if your have a Cystinuria kit. Document the time of
collecting. You can collect your dogs urine the week of the show
and if you collect at home please bring to the show in some kind of
cooler. We will have supplies at the show to collect there if you
prefer.

2) Please bring a 5 generation pedigree with you.

3) The Mastiff Cystinuria urine screening test form needs to be
filled out. We will be providing forms at the Dog Show or you can
email me and I will forward you a copy.

4) You will need to write down your dog's diet and any medication or
supplements given to him or her on the form.

5) Testing should be done annually being at 18mos.

6) The fee is $ 20.00 please write check/payment to ______.
(I'm still waiting for an answer whether to write the check to me or REMC, then we will send one check for all to UPENN)
The fee is usually $40.00, but UPENN is giving us a discount to get more dogs tested.
Remember you don't have to pay for shipping.

LETS BE THE CLUB THAT HELPS UPENN FIND A DNA TEST AND THE MODE OF
INHERITANCE IN OUR BREED.

PLEASE TEST ALL YOUR BELOVED ENGLISH MASTIFFS.

THANK YOU!

Please feel free to contact me with any question or concerns.

Patti Wilkinson 530.913.9059
Rising Star Mastiffs
pwlknsn@att.net


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So glad to see the reduced fee testing clinics are popping up at more than the Specialty!


Hope you get tons of samples


Please test your girls too!


Theresa

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P PATROL .... Glamorous!!!

I will have the collection tubes onsite.

Here's the link for the submsission form that should be completed
http://www.mastiff.org/health/MASTIFF_CYSTINURIA_URINE_SUBMISSION_FORM.pdf

You will also find instructions on when to collect after feeding your dog and info applying to any supplements.
And please don't forget your 5 generation pedigree.
If you don't have it, at minimum we need dam and sire and registration #'s.



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Just to clarify....
I will have collection tubes onsight...however, if you get tubes from your vet,
PLEASE BE SURE they are URINE TUBES...NOT BLOOD TUBES !!!

I have kits premade with everything you need..... well, except the "donation"
from your dog!

And if possible please bring a 5 genereation pedigree :-)

Thanks everyone !!!





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Great  - hope lots of folks come out and test their dogs!  Best wishes for a huge success.

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I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the clinic this weekend !!!
We are sending in 12 collections, not bad for an entry of about 20ish !!!
Some of us collected dogs that were not even entered...that's what I was hoping for.
I also gave out several kits for people to take home and bring back to the REMC in October.

If ANYONE would like to have one in other areas of the country...
PLEASE DO ~ WE NEED THIS TESTING DONE TO FIND ANSWERS!!!

Thanks again everyone !!!

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Good! Nice number 12 out of 20.

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We have the viles we got from  you and will bring them back in October.....Running behind the girls with ladels  to collect to should be fun...LOL...


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A small plastic bowl or tupperware like container works better fo rme.  It is usually "short" enough toget under there.  I will tell you that when we had to bring sample for Suzie, as a pup, it took some practice runs to get the thing under her and not freak her out.

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Hope the clinic goes well and many participate!!


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THANKS PATTI, GREAT JOB!

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