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The PRA-project – January 2004

In september 2003 we applied for money from "Aase Marie Petersen and Hans Peter Petersens legacy" for the PRA-project. We applied for NOK 100.000,- ( EURO 11.619,-).

20th January we recieved the plesant message that the amount of NOK 100.000,- ( EURO 11.619,-) was granted. The amount has been transfered to the Norwegian Veterinary School, to be at NSSKs disposal when the research will start.

Kind regards

The board of
The Norwergian Shetland Sheepdog Club

The PRA-project – December 2003

The PRA-project started in October 2002. That means that the PRA-fund has been active a little more than one year.

The purpose with the PRA-project is to find the DNA-gene for PRA on shetland sheepdogs. When we find this gene we will be able to bloodtest a sheltie to find out if he is a PRA-carrier or not. This will help the breeding program to avoid to breed PRA affected dogs in the future.

The PRA-fund have up to day be supported by:
- The Norwgian Shetland Sheepdog Club, Norway
- The Swedish Shetland Sheepdog Club, Sweden
- The Danish Shetland Sheepdog Club, Denmark
- The Finnish Shetland Sheepdog Club, Finland
- The Dutch Shetland Sheepdog Club (The Nederlandse Sheltie Vereining), Holland
- The English Shetland Sheepdog Club, england
- The Midwestern Shetland Sheepdog Club, England
- The Shetland Sheepdog Club of Northe Wales, England
- The Shetland Sheepdog Club of Victoria Inc., Australia
- The PRA-fund also have got money from the Norwegian Kennel Club and a lot of breeders

To start the research we need about 80 bloodtests from ”good” PRA-families. That means from PRA-affected dogs and their closest families.

It is therefore very important to find as many dogs in a PRA-family as possible, to have them blood tested and eye tested. Unfortunately the ownership of many of this dogs are unknown, and we are therefore searching for the owners of the dogs at this link. If you know some of these owners, please contact us.

The PRA-fund has now 2/3 of the amount we need to start the research and we still need 20 bloodtests.

We hope for a broad support for the PRA-fund.

Kind regards

The board of
The Norwergian Shetland Sheepdog Club

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