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Boykin Spaniels Collie-eye study.

OptiGen Labratory and Gregory M. Acland, BVSc are looking at unrelated Boykin spaniels to determine how prevelant CEA is in this breed.

CEA can be detected by a certified ophthalmologist at 5-6 weeks of age. Sometimes by the time the pup is 8-weeks old there are no physical signs, known as "go-normal".

The only way to determine if your Boykin is affected, a carrier, or clear of the disorder is through a DNA test.

Dr. Acland is looking at 20 Boykins with different grandparents to get a good sampling of the breed.

For more information on the Collie-eye Anomaly: "Collie-eye" (CEA)

Pam's Boykin Home Page