2019 Update

THE JOINT MINIATURE SCHNAUZER EYE FUND (JMSEF)

Founded by the Miniature Schnauzer Club, the Northern Schnauzer Club and the Schnauzer Club of Great Britain

2019 Report

What do we do?

  • Raise money for research into Miniature Schnauzer eye conditions. Total raised so far: over £86,000
  • Over £10,000 donated for specific research into eye conditions in the Miniature Schnauzer. Donations assisted:

a)         The Animal Health Trust’s (AHT) Hereditary 

Congenital Cataract (CHC) research

b)         Two Whole Genome Scans (WGS) – which provides 

the base for any (worldwide) research in the breed

  • Funding for WGS & CHC projects also assisted in a DNA test for Demyelinating polyneuropathy in the Miniature Schnauzer 
  • With help of breeder & owners, JMSEF organised DNA samples from a family cluster of G-PRA ‘affecteds’ to be sent to AHT for inclusion in their PRA research. Work is ongoing
  • A second research phase into Congenital Hereditary Cataracts is also ongoing and further information anticipated this year.

How YOU can help!

  • DNA samples from any Miniature Schnauzer diagnosed as affected for CHC, HC or PRA would be of immense help to the breed. Please contact Sue McGrann (see below).
  • DNA samples from Miniature Schnauzers over the age of 6 years with a current ‘clinically unaffected’eye certificate would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sue McGrann
  • Help our Fund Raising Activities:Limited Edition Bedtime Print;China mug; China Trinket box. 

For details of how to order any of these items, contact Sue McGrann 01526 860087 or email isaura12@btinternet.com

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