If your Mastiff is diagnosed with Progressive Retinal Atrophy or another hereditary eye disorder during a CERF exam we need you!
Please contact OptiGen and offer to submit a blood sample and a copy of the CERF exam sheet on your dog.
OptiGen is interested in running PRA tests on affected dogs for FREE (at no charge) to the owners in order to be proactive in case a new mutation begins to cause another form of PRA in Mastiffs.
OptiGen is also interested in doing further research to develop DNA tests for other eye diseases such as cataracts, so please continue to help OptiGen help Mastiffs!
OptiGen has already developed a test for Canine Multi-focal Retinopathy in Mastiffs with the help of the Mastiff Community. Please call and make arrangements with OptiGen to participate in their research.