Open Registry of Polymyositis “Affected” Vizslas
The following 78 UK Vizslas robustly satisfy the phenotypic criteria required by the current research. This project aims to develop a DNA screening test for the disease known as Vizsla Inflammatory Polymyopathy.
The owners of these PM affected vizslas are generously committed to transparency in the hope that many more DNA samples (via saliva or blood) might be generated. Please email Di Addicott directly or ring 01576 202258 if you are able to provide contact information for cooperative owners of the sires, dams, offspring or siblings of the 75 individuals listed below (click on each name to see a full pedigree)
More samples are needed for the research to proceed. It is the only way that we can hope to develop a DNA test and thus rid our gene pool of the scourge of this distressing disease.
click on the vizsla name below to see its full pedigree
*Note1 -There is quite a number of further affected vizslas whose owners prefer not to participate in this project – confidentiality is always assured for those individuals who prefer it. There are also other “probably” affected vizslas for which we do not have *quite* sufficiently robust clinical evidence to confirm phenotypicality. Please also know that there is excellent reason to be certain that the vizslas identified in the open registry are but the tip of the iceberg.
*Note 2 – the websites of the Hungarian Vizsla Club and Hungarian Vizsla Society provide links to this page. Our breed is fortunate to have Associations committed to the future heath and wellbeing of the breed