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My Good Boy Corey is Blind

By Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts Corey has been diagnosed as being totally blind in both eyes from P.R.A. (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), one of our breeds’ “big baddies.” There is no treatment … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Fanconi Treatment Protocol (2016)

Fanconi Renal Disease Management Protocol for Veterinarians By Steve Gonto, M.M.Sc., Ph.D. Fanconi Protocol 2015 AAA_Fanconi-Protocol-Feb-2016 (The 2016 version has more information for dogs who have Fanconi and renal failure.)

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guidelines for “Affected” Basenjis from New Genetic Fanconi Test

—by Betsy Polglase, in consultation with Dr. Steve Gonto, M.M.Sc., Ph.D., 11/13/2012 (NOTE: This supplants information on the “Primer 201X” at the request of Dr. Gonto) GENETIC TESTING First off, … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Princess, PRA & Me

By Sue Wilcox, Secretary of the Basenji Club of Canada (2001) July 8, 1997 will always be PRA Day to me. This was the day Carita, our princess, was officially … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Good PRA Prescreening Test

Jean Skaggs’ veterinary ophthalmologist has an excellent pre-screening test for PRA: Cotton Wad Test: In a dimly lit room (important about the lighting!), take a wad of cotton about the … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Living with Blind Dogs

A truly excellent book on blind dogs is Living With Blind Dogs by Caroline D. Levin  R.N., which can be obtained at a number of places on he internet, including … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

IPSID: Immunoproliferative Enteropathy Of Basenjis

Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts interview with Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt, D.V.M. (2001) This is an excerpt from an interview with Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt, D.V.M., long-time l.P.S.I.D. researcher, first published in the Basenji … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lumps and Bumps

by Jennifer Yearly, DVM, Washington   Dogs can get all kinds of harmless lumps. Some are cysts, some are benign tumors. However, any time you notice a lump, it’s always … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 1 Comment